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

The Boat House : Boat Lovers house near water access

The Boat House : Boat Lovers house near water access
Price
$130,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
18
Beds/Baths
2/1
Beds
2
Baths
1
Property Type
House
Location
Puerto San Luis, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
1,360.00 m² (14,638.86 sq ft)
Total Living Area
100.00 m² (1,076.39 sq ft)

Lake Arenal views and water access. Unique 2 story home close to public boat ramp. Large living/dining/kitchen area, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, storage, screened in porch and laundry area on the lower level. Boat storage / garage on the upper level.

Lake View Townhouse: Spacious 3/3 with Spectacular View of Lake Arenal NO HOA

Lake View Townhouse: Spacious 3/3 with Spectacular View of Lake Arenal NO HOA
Price
$110,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
9
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
Townhouse
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Bay View
Total Lot Size
209.28 m² (2,252.66 sq ft)
Total Living Area
149.00 m² (1,603.82 sq ft)

SELLER MOTIVATED. DIVORCE SALE ! Spacious 3 bedroom 3 bath Townhouse with 1,600 sq ft of living space has all the conveniences for either part time or full time living in Costa Rica. Not ready to retire yet? Market this as a vacation rental. There are 2 parking spaces. Located on a paved road, close to all amenities...

The Mandarin House : Contemporary Lake View Home With Creek and Jungle

The Mandarin House : Contemporary Lake View Home With Creek and Jungle
Price
$160,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Garden View, Lake View, Mountain View
Total Lot Size
2,674.00 m² (28,782.58 sq ft)
Total Living Area
100.00 m² (1,076.39 sq ft)

Recently built this home offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, open concept living/dining/kitchen. 3 separate storage areas accessible from inside (pantry, wardrobe, laundry area). Straight lines and modern colors. Aluminum framed sliding windows, Granite counter top, Ceramic tile floors and stained wood doors and cabinets....

Lake Front Home: Unique Home with Unobstructed Views of Lake Arenal

Lake Front Home: Unique Home with Unobstructed Views of Lake Arenal
Price
$297,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
9
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
2,239.00 m² (24,100.30 sq ft)
Total Living Area
167.00 m² (1,797.57 sq ft)

This beautiful Mediterranean Style home is uniquely positioned with an unobstructed view of Lake Arenal. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in one of the most prestigious gated communities in the area. Private gate, covered heated pool with both gas and solar, outdoor cooking facility, greenhouse and orchid collection as well...

Lakefront Lot: Over 1/4 Acre With Extraordinary Views of Lake Arenal

Lakefront Lot: Over 1/4 Acre With Extraordinary Views of Lake Arenal
Price
$150,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
2
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Puerto San Luis, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Mountain View, Lake View
Total Lot Size
1,482.42 m² (15,956.57 sq ft)

Over 1/4 acre lakefront lot with all amenities. A must see if you are thinking of building and living in Costa Rica part time or full time. Excellent investment.

All in one : Volcano-Lake-Jungle view: Large property for construction and hobby farming

All in one : Volcano-Lake-Jungle view: Large property for construction and hobby farming
Price
$149,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
17
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
San Luis, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Eastern View, Lake View, Mountain View, Northern View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
1.39 ha (3.43 acre)

$ 149.000.-- priced to sell. Large property of 3.4 acres with outstanding volcano- lake- and mountain views. The north view offers a scenic view of the lake, while to the east is a magnificent panorama of the San Luis Bay and Arenal Volcano. Towards the south, one can see the magnificent rolling hills and farmland...

LAKEVIEW TOWNHOUSE: SPACIOUS 3/3 WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS

LAKEVIEW TOWNHOUSE: SPACIOUS 3/3 WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS
Price
$150,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
28
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
269.51 m² (2,900.97 sq ft)
Total Living Area
150.00 m² (1,614.58 sq ft)

This townhouse with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in Tronadora, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Tilarán. This lakefront property with mountain and lake views is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this townhouse is 269.51 square meter (2,900.97 square feet), and it has a living space...

Puerto San Luis: World famous Yacht Club Lodge

Puerto San Luis: World famous Yacht Club Lodge
Price
$3,382,724
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
16
Beds/Baths
-/25
Baths
25
Property Type
Hotel/Resort/Hostel
Location
Puerto San Luis, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Bay View, Eastern View, Greenbelt View, Lake View, Mountain View, Northern View
Total Lot Size
6.76 ha (16.70 acre)
Total Interior Area
1,000.00 m² (10,763.87 sq ft)

One of a kind business opportunity. The listing price of $3,382,724 reflects the officially appraised value. However, the motivated seller will accept SIGNIFICANTLY lower offer. Puerto San Luis Hotel and Yacht Club with direct Lake access and floating dock. Almost 17 acres and several commercial buildings located in...

Most Lucrative Vacation Rental In the area: Tranquility, Peace and Close to All Amenities & Activites

Most Lucrative Vacation Rental In the area: Tranquility, Peace and Close to All Amenities & Activites
Price
$285,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
51
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
2,729.99 m² (29,385.25 sq ft)
Total Living Area
222.00 m² (2,389.58 sq ft)

Investment property(booked over 38 weeks a year)/Second home/ Full-time residence- Arenal (also called 'Nuevo Arenal') is in a less visited area of Costa Rica, between the towns of Tilaran and La Fortuna. Ultra private yet within easy reach are the Hanging Bridges of Arenal, Lake Arenal (windsurfing, sailing,...

US STANDARD HOME IN TOWN WITH CAR, GREAT LOCATION FOR FAMILY WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN OR RETIRED COUPLE-WALKING DISTANCE TO ALL AMENITIES

US STANDARD HOME IN TOWN WITH CAR, GREAT LOCATION FOR FAMILY WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN OR RETIRED COUPLE-WALKING DISTANCE TO ALL AMENITIES
Price
$115,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
12
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Nuevo Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside, Urban
View Type
Garden View, Greenbelt View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
455.40 m² (4,901.87 sq ft)
Total Living Area
100.00 m² (1,076.39 sq ft)

Best home value on the market : Professionally remodeled U.S. style home in very quiet neighborhood. 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, large open living-dining room, kitchen with breakfast counter, sun room, laundry room, front porch, car port. Ceramic tile floors, high ceilings, sky lights, tropical wood doors and trims,...