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

Retire With Peace of Mind: Retirement Home;Second Home or Vacation Rental

Retire With Peace of Mind: Retirement Home;Second Home or Vacation Rental
Price
$260,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
500.00 m² (5,381.93 sq ft)
Total Living Area
130.00 m² (1,399.30 sq ft)

Retire with peace of mind in this one level 2 bedroom 2.5 bath home that has easy access. By that we mean the builder used a ramp for the entrance instead of stairs. Located in a gated community for additional convenience. Master bath has a steam/sauna unit. Open concept kitchen/living area with bedrooms on either...

Great Second or Retirement Home: Home with Guest Cabana: Owner Financing!

Great Second or Retirement Home: Home with Guest Cabana: Owner Financing!
Price
$295,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
15
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
Home with Cabana
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size
673.04 m² (7,244.51 sq ft)
Total Living Area
260.00 m² (2,798.61 sq ft)

This 2 bedroom 2.5 bath home with 1 bedroom 1 bath cabana for guests is located in one of most tranquil areas of Lake Arenal. Close to all amenities with walking distance to the water only a few feet away, Gated community for security with a clubhouse and pool for your enjoyment. Boat launching service for those who...

On top of the world - Lake Arenal view property : in semi-gated community, 2 lots of 1/4 acre selling together

On top of the world - Lake Arenal view property : in semi-gated community, 2 lots of 1/4 acre selling together
Price
$80,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
5
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Lake View, Western View
Total Lot Size
2,001.02 m² (21,538.71 sq ft)

$ 80.000.-- SELLER MOTIVATED. The lots are located in a semi-gated community with several upscale homes built. All services are available at lot line. Outstanding Lake Arenal and Sunset views.

Best Value! US Style Lake Arenal View Home: SELLER MOTIVATED ! 3/2 Lake View Home with One Car Garage.

Best Value! US Style Lake Arenal View Home: SELLER MOTIVATED ! 3/2 Lake View Home with One Car Garage.
Price
$139,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
14
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Other
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
708.93 m² (7,630.83 sq ft)
Total Living Area
121.00 m² (1,302.43 sq ft)

SELLER MOTIVATEDT ! DON'T HESITATE TO MAKE AN OFFER ! This 3 bedroom 2 bath Lake Arenal view home is located in a private area close to all amenities. The home comes fully furnished, fully equipped kitchen, laundry room with large storage area. The home was upgraded by a Canadian builder who thought of every detail...

Lakefront Home Just Under 1/2 Acre: Gated Community for Peace of Mind

Lakefront Home Just Under 1/2 Acre: Gated Community for Peace of Mind
Price
$280,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
26
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
Home with Guest Cottage
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
1,907.96 m² (20,537.03 sq ft)
Total Living Area
225.00 m² (2,421.87 sq ft)

2/2 Lakefront home with garage plus a comfortable 1 bedroom 1 bath guest/vacation rental casita. Services include a clubhouse, pool, and because of the close proximity to the public boat ramp launching services are available. A truly unique property close to all amenities. Walking distance to public transportation...

Perfect Second or Retirement Home Sweetest House You Will Ever See!

Perfect Second or Retirement Home Sweetest House You Will Ever See!
Price
$79,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
17
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
300.19 m² (3,231.21 sq ft)
Total Living Area
103.00 m² (1,108.68 sq ft)

Owner took great strides to provide a North American standard home that is practical, easy to maintain and situated in a quiet location with views of Lake Arenal and Volcano Tenorio. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has some unique features such as walk in showers,no steps to trip over, on demand hot water throughout, one...

360 degree Views: Lake & Volcano View Lot

360 degree Views: Lake & Volcano View Lot
Price
$30,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
8
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View, Mountain View, Valley View
Total Lot Size
2,500.40 m² (26,913.97 sq ft)

$ 30.000.-- SELLER MOTIVATED ! This incredible lake and volcano view lot offers views 360 degrees! Lake Arenal, Volcano Arenal, Volcano Tenorio and mountain views. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful!

Lake Arenal Commercial: Find Your Niche-Commercial Establishment with Lots of Options

Lake Arenal Commercial: Find Your Niche-Commercial Establishment with Lots of Options
Price
$140,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
8
Beds/Baths
-/2
Baths
2
Property Type
Restaurant
Location
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Urban
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
400.00 m² (4,305.55 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
232.00 m² (2,497.22 sq ft)

$140.000 SELLER MOTIVATED Located in the town of Nuevo Arenal with Views of Lake Arenal and Volcano Arenal with plenty of outdoor seating space as well as indoor. Large kitchen area and bar. This building has many options from restaurant to hostel to cafe or personal residence! There is the main building and 2 lots...

Affordable Waterfront Luxury Home: Bali Style Architecture in Gated Community

Affordable Waterfront Luxury Home: Bali Style Architecture in Gated Community
Price
$339,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
12
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
1,709.42 m² (18,399.97 sq ft)
Total Living Area
400.00 m² (4,305.55 sq ft)

$ 339.000.-- Waterfront 2 bedroom 2-1/2 bath High quality Bali Style home with infinity pool.Exotic woods throughout, Stainless appliances, imported European windows and fixtures throughout. Covered car port, and large deck for entertaining with wet bar. • Approx 400 sq meters of construction (4,000 sq ft.) on a ...

Finca San Pedro: UNDER CONTRACT, CLOSING PENDING. Mountain farm with lake and volcano view

Finca San Pedro: UNDER CONTRACT, CLOSING PENDING. Mountain farm with lake and volcano view
Price
$395,000
Status
Pending Sale
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
17
Property Type
Agricultural Land
Location
Pedro de rio chiquito, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Lake View, Mountain View, River View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
140.19 ha (346.42 acre)

SELLER MOTIVATED : Located high in the mountains between Monteverde and Lake Arenal, this large property offers several options such as cattle farming, raising horses, goats, sheep, off-grid Eco community, and generate income through government sponsored reforestation. There is a small rustic cabin on the property,...