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

Home with Acreage and Views: Countryside House For Sale in Arenal

Home with Acreage and Views: Countryside House For Sale in Arenal
Price
$300,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
6
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Other
Total Lot Size
2.16 ha (5.34 acre)
Total Living Area
200.00 m² (2,152.77 sq ft)

This house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is located in Arenal, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Tilarán. This countryside property with view is situated in the highland forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 2.16 hectare (5.34 acre), and it has a living space of 200.00 square meter (2,152.77...

Casa Tranquila : Great Second Home or Retirement Villa

Casa Tranquila : Great Second Home or Retirement Villa
Price
$89,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
6
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
443.79 m² (4,776.90 sq ft)
Total Living Area
100.00 m² (1,076.39 sq ft)

Newly remodeled to enhance the great views on this lake view two bedrooms, two bathrooms with the master having a bathtub overlooking the lake view. House is near the end of a quiet lane off the paved road in San Luis. This property is within walking distance to all amenities to include the lake and two of the best...

Vistas lot 52/53: Outstanding Lake and Volcano view lot in gated community

Vistas lot 52/53: Outstanding Lake and Volcano view lot in gated community
Price
$99,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
6
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size
0.92 ha (2.27 acre)

$ 99,000 .-- FIRM (reduced from $ 160.000,--). PRICE FIRM, includes all closing fees ! This lot is located on one of the best developed, gated and guarded, lake side communities, surrounded by the exotic nature of lake Arenal. This exceptional property is designed for people who want to escape to a higher level of...

Lake View Lot: SUPERB VALUE-Great Location Large Lot with Lake View

Lake View Lot: SUPERB VALUE-Great Location Large Lot with Lake View
Price
$27,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
6
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
986.00 m² (10,613.17 sq ft)

Large lot with views of Lake Arenal-great location within walking distance to all amenities including the "Best" Restaurant in the area!! Build your dream home or get-a-way cottage!

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
$275,000
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...

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

Lakefront Home Just Under 1/2 Acre: REDUCED PRICE ! Gated Community for Peace of Mind
Price
$275,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
10
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)

Reduced from $315,000.-- 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...

Best Of All Worlds: Lake Arenal Views, 3.5 Acres, Privacy

Best Of All Worlds: Lake Arenal Views, 3.5 Acres, Privacy
Price
$349,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
21
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Other
View Type
Bay View, Lake View
Total Lot Size
1.39 ha (3.43 acre)
Total Living Area
154.00 m² (1,657.64 sq ft)

Stunning home with a panoramic lake view on 3.5 acres of beautiful privacy nestled in the hills surrounding the Village of Tronadora. The 1657 Sq. Ft. three bedrooms, two bath structure features a wrap-around veranda and an open and airy single floor plan. Multiple sky lights, soaring ceilings, and hand painted...

HEARTWARMING LUXURY: UNPARALLELED LAKE VIEW HOME WITH INFINITY POOL

HEARTWARMING LUXURY: UNPARALLELED LAKE VIEW HOME WITH INFINITY POOL
Price
$995,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
14
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Other
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
1,711.00 m² (18,416.98 sq ft)
Total Living Area
444.00 m² (4,779.16 sq ft)

LAKE VIEW ARENAL INCOMPARABLE PANORAMIC LAKE AND MOUNTAIN VISTAS A MOST UNIQUE NEW LAKE VIEW HOME LOCATED ON ARENAL’S GOLDEN MILE ENCLOSED LIVING AREA = (+-) 273 SQ METERS GARAGE = (+- 73 SQ METERS COVERED VERANDA = (+-) 98 SQ METERS TOTAL UNDER ROOF =...

REDUCED! Perfect Second or Retirement Home Sweetest House You Will Ever See! Currently leased for 1 year.

REDUCED! Perfect Second or Retirement Home Sweetest House You Will Ever See! Currently leased for 1 year.
Price
$98,000
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...

Lovely 2/2 Lake View Home, Tranquil Setting - Great Location! Currently leased for 1 year!

Lovely 2/2 Lake View Home, Tranquil Setting - Great Location! Currently leased for 1 year!
Price
$175,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
23
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Other
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
996.97 m² (10,731.25 sq ft)
Total Living Area
164.00 m² (1,765.27 sq ft)

$ 175.000.-- This attractive 2 bedroom, 2 bath low maintenance, practical home with laundry area, plenty of storage and full garage is in one of the most tranquil settings in the Arenal area. Loaded with trees and flowers of all types. Cozy patio for viewing the lake. Easy access to public transportation. Close to...