Urban Centers: La Fortuna

About the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano in Alajuela, Costa Rica.

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La Fortuna is about 10 kilometers from the peak of the Arenal volcano, and less than 20 kilometers from the entrance to state park by the same name. La Fortuna translated means ‘The Fortune”. It was once thought that that name came from the fact that the town rests just at the base of the Arenal Volcano and has yet to be seriously effected by it’s constant eruptions. But fact is that the name pay homage to the fertile lands that surround it. It was originally called El Burio when it was founded in the mid 1930’s. This area is teaming with wildlife, varying eco systems and terrain and lots and lots of things to do. The area is vastly visited through sparsely populated with a total of 15,383 inhabitants. A large eruption of the Arenal Volcano in 1968 caused 82 deaths an d extensive damage, but still did not effect La Fortuna, but it did change the geography of whole region. Since then, La Fortuna is one of the most visited destinations in the country.

La Fortuna Church Volcano.jpegProvince: Alajuela
Amenities: 4 Stars
Infrastructure: 3 Stars
Nearest City: Liberia (90 minute drive)
Nearest Airport: Liberia (90 minute drive)
Nearest Hospital: Liberia CIMA (90 minute drive)

One of the most popular features of La Fortuna, other than the volcano that looms in the distance, is the La Fortuna waterfall, which is 70 meters high and was created by the eruption of another volcano 3,500 years ago. This area is very popular with adventure seekers, naturists, back packers and hikers and climbers. And every other activity can be had from white water rafting, the horseback riding, mountain biking, kayaking or ATV’ing to name only a few. Also popular with visitors and a product of the volatile geography are the natural hot springs that can be found throughout the area.

The climate of La Fortuna not vary greatly as you can barely notice the passing of the 4 seasons. The only discernible difference ‘seasons’ is the wet season and dry season. La Fortuna is served by a medical clinic, veterinary clinic, dentist, police station, gas station, 3 banks, 3 groceries, and lots of restaurants and hotels for travelers. The international airport is in Liberia as well as the new CIMA hospital and that’s only an hour’s drive away.


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Costa Rica Real Estate For Sale: La Fortuna, Alajuela

Casa Blanca: Luxury 5-Villa Estate on 6.5 Lush Acres Overlooking Lake Arenal!

Casa Blanca: Luxury 5-Villa Estate on 6.5 Lush Acres Overlooking Lake Arenal!
Price
$997,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
55
Beds/Baths
7/7
Beds
7
Baths
7
Property Type
Other
Location
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
2.63 ha (6.50 acre)
Total Living Area
602.94 m² (6,489.97 sq ft)

Casa Blanca at Lake Arenal sits on 6.5 lush, gated awe inspiring acres, it is located in a gated community and has two of its own private gated driveways. Only a mile from the town of Nuevo Arenal (a short 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive away). It features 5 independent self sufficient structures. Three homes and two...

Vistas del Aguacate: 12+ Acres lake and volcano view parcel, subdividable

Vistas del Aguacate: 12+ Acres lake and volcano view parcel, subdividable
Price
$639,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
7
Property Type
Agricultural Land
Location
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Eastern View, Lake View, Mountain View, Southern View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
4.92 ha (12.16 acre)

Large size property with a basic farm house and outstanding views of Lake and Volcano Arenal, accessible through the paved lake road. Suitable for residential subdivision (subdividable into 5 or 6 lots), hobby farm/private estate or commercial use. No buildings can block the lake view as the land between this parcel...

Wonderful KOI farm with lake view - Arenal

Wonderful KOI farm with lake view - Arenal
Price
$385,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
32
Beds/Baths
4/3
Beds
4
Baths
3
Property Type
Farm of KOI
Location
Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Greenbelt View, Garden View, Lake View
Total Lot Size
0.94 ha (2.32 acre)
Total Interior Area
640.00 m² (6,888.88 sq ft)

Area 9,390 m² or 2.32 acres. This wonderful KOI farm with lake view is located in Tronadora, Arenal, very close to the Arenal Lake, with easy access to all current services such as schools, pharmacies, banks, supermarkets, restaurants. The property has a view of the Arenal lake and the mountains. The farm has a...

Efficient US Style Home - All the Amenities/Great Location

Efficient US Style Home - All the Amenities/Great Location
Price
$139,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
2/1
Beds
2
Baths
1
Property Type
House
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Garden View, Western View
Total Lot Size
1,305.00 m² (14,046.85 sq ft)
Total Living Area
95.00 m² (1,022.57 sq ft)

This home fulfills all the comforts of Costa Rica; 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, large open living, dining, kitchen (with dish washer) area. A fireplace for the chilly evenings or just for ambiance. On demand hot water system. Washer/dryer. There is a nice size patio to sit, enjoy a meal or entertain guests overlooking a...

Wonderful farm - Development Opportunity in Lake Arenal

Wonderful farm - Development Opportunity in Lake Arenal
Price
$3,350,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
30
Property Type
Development Parcel
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside, Lakefront
View Type
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Lake View
Total Lot Size
117.45 ha (290.22 acre)

Area 150+ hectares or 375 acres. This Wonderful farm ready for development on Lake Arenal is an excellent opportunity for a large property in a high tourist area. The property borders the Hotel Los Héroes. This property has a magnificent natural beauty, where the owners have conserved the flora and...