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$64 Outdoor Activities

Horseback Riding in Arenal River from La Fortuna

Canyon River Trail Ride: an unstoppable adventure that crosses rivers, waterfalls, jungle, Maleku Village and more. Path designed for nature lovers.A beautiful example of the Costa Rican country site will be found on the road, livestock farms and agriculture, also the opportunity to see some birds such as oropendolas and toucans.The duration of the tour is approximately four hours; from La Fortuna we have to travel 5.5 kilometers to the southeast. Spend 1.5 hours to get to the resting place of the horses.

$50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Collective Transfer Service Round Trip between La Fortuna & Río Celeste Ntl Park

We offer you transportation back and forth from La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano to  Tenorio Volcano National Park and Río Celeste Waterfall Enjoy one of the best hikes to enjoy Nature on the North area of Costa Rica.Daily departures:                    7:30 am Pick Up:  We pick you up at your hotel in La Fortuna, we just need the name of the hotel to let you know the exact pick up time. Travel time:                              1 hours and 30 minutes, each wayTime back:                                 2:30pm to La Fortuna. Whats included:                       Transportation ( the round trip) in a comfortable minibus with air conditioner.Not Included:                             Meals, National Park entrance fee.

$27 Food, Wine & Nightlife

The best chocolate tour in La Fortuna

Our experience offers to our clients a transfer if it were required.We are starting our experience in our lobby, the tour-guide will provide some important instructions to follow during the tour. It lasts five minutes, there you can see different birds in our bird feeder where we can enjoy up to five different types of birds.Then, you'll start the hike into the plantation. The guide, who is qualified to give the tour both in English and Spanish is going to explain to you a little bit about the cocoa history and about thes kind of cocoa plants that we have planted, he's also going to talk about the process of turning cocoa beans into a delicious chocolate, through the fermentation, sun-dry and roast of the beans.Besides, you are going to learn about different species of trees and plants that you will see on the road, like banana, coffee, sugar cane and some others. Afterwards, you will have the pleasure of enjoying a special treat for our visitors, two sloths called Lola and Kike, who are currently living in our farm, Lola is Kike's mom. You'll also see differents types of animals, such as leaf-cutter ants, some types of frogs.This part of the tour would last about fifty minutes.Then, the tour heads to our ranch where you will make your own bonbons, starting at the roasting process. You will also taste the gift of the Gods, an ancient indigenous drink made with chocolate.At the end, you will see how the refining process turns the cocoa into a delicious chocolate.

$99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Canyoneering in La Fortuna

Door-to-door service: We provide door-to-door service and pick you up at your hotel.Lost Canyon Ops Center: After a fun, 15-minute ride in your Jungle Limo, you'll arrive at the Lost Canyon Ops Center. Is canyoning safe in Costa Rica? Your professional Desafio adventure guides will fit you with high-quality canyoneering gear and give you a safety talk and canyoning demonstration before beginning your adventure.Baby steps: Start off the rappelling-leg of your canyoning journey with the first waterfall referred to as the "Baby," a small-sized 10-ft waterfall that allows you to ease your way into learning the ropes -- literally!Just LET GO!: You’ll soon reach what we fondly call the “Big Boy," the second largest waterfall. About half-way through your rappel, you’ll hear the call to “LET GO!” – a few moments later you’ll experience your first guided, adrenaline-pumping canyon free fall! Heart racing and eyes sparkling, you'll continue your journey through the canyon as you build up to the largest Lost Canyon challenge: an exciting 200ft waterfall rappel.Warrior Buffet: When you finish your tour, settle in for your best meal in Costa Rica at our famous WARRIOR BUFFET full of delicious, home-cooked food.

$49 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Pura Vida Cooking Class in La Fortuna

We could start early to cook some "Gallo Pinto" -our typical breakfast- a delicious combination of rice and beans with special sauces and chopped onions, cilantro and more spice. We can also practice how to prepare some home "Tortillas", some "Empanadas" to be filled with plantains, cheese, beans or any other surprise. The chicken on Annatto sauce is also a traditional recipe in Costa Rica that we can easily learn and cook for our loved ones. Starting at the afternoon allow us to cook some "Picadillo" which is a combination of different chopped vegetables and other ingredients. May be some "Patacones", or chips of local vegetables. We will choose one of these dishes to learn and create.Come, learn, cook, have fun in a fascinating scenery and take something that you can share with your friends when you get back home.Of course! We cannot end without preparing a very traditional dessert or beverage. Please Enjoy.

$95 Outdoor Activities

Safari Float with Tortilla making Tour from La Fortuna-Arenal

Your day of adventure and cultural immersion begins on the Peñas Blancas Safari Float, the perfect spot for everyone from the very youngest to the very oldest nature lover in your group to get close enough to hear the sounds of the wildlife. Monkeys, the Long-Nosed bat, Iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards,  and much more reside along the banks of this amazing river. After returning to the dock, you will depart for the Doña Mara Tortilla Making Experience, and visit with a local family. This time at Doña Maras home will give you a better understanding of the meaning of “Pura Vida” (pure life) experienced by rural Costa Ricans. This authentic cultural experience should be a part of everyone’s visit to Costa Rica!You will be welcomed with a tropical drink (pineapple, orange and coconut water) at the "rancho" (like a gazebo) and enjoy a delicious typical lunch prepared on Doña Mara’s rustic wood-fired stove. While lunch is cooking, you will get an opportunity to try your hand at making tortillas from freshly ground corn “masa.” You will learn how to flatten the dough into perfect circles, ready for cooking – and for the best part – you will get to enjoy the fresh home-made tortillas served with lunch! Guests are encouraged to practice their Spanish and learn about the Costa Rican culture while eating lunch with the family.