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

Hotel with an excellent location in Cañas

Hotel with an excellent location in Cañas
Price
$395,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
18
Beds/Baths
12/14
Beds
12
Baths
14
Property Type
Hotel/Resort/Hostel
Location
Tilarán, Tilarán, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Urban
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
756.00 m² (8,137.48 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
900.00 m² (9,687.48 sq ft)

FOR SALE $ 395.000.- Floor area 756 m² (8.137 sq ft) Hotel Area 900 m² (9.687 sq ft) This property is located in Cañas, fifty meters north of the Interamerican highway, in an excellent commercial point of the area. The Hotel is composed of two floors, which have twelve rooms, each with its own bathroom, air...

Tranquility-Security-all The Comforts: Bali Style Home With Lake Arenal Views-SUPERB VALUE

Tranquility-Security-all The Comforts: Bali Style Home With Lake Arenal Views-SUPERB VALUE
Price
$125,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
8
Beds/Baths
2/1
Beds
2
Baths
1
Property Type
House
Location
Puerto San Luis, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
384.36 m² (4,137.20 sq ft)
Total Living Area
100.00 m² (1,076.39 sq ft)

Cozy 2 bedrooms, one bath Bali Style Bungalow with loft for an office offers all the amenities for a full-time residence or vacation rental investment if one is not ready to retire at this time. Walk to the water and also within walking distance to several very good restaurants in the area as well as public...

Buena Vista Lake view lots: LARGE LOT - SMALL PRICE - GREAT VIEW

Buena Vista Lake view lots: LARGE LOT - SMALL PRICE - GREAT VIEW
Price
$49,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
7
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Nuevo Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View, Mountain View, Northern View
Total Lot Size
0.56 ha (1.38 acre)

BARGAIN ! ONLY $49.000 per lot. 2 large lots for the small budget available in a Lake Arenal view subdivision. Invest now, build later. Lot 37 measures 5562 square meters and lot 38 measures 5071 square meters. Electric on lot line. Potable water source under development. The lot is perfect for a large size...

BALI STYLE HOME: LAKE ARENAL VIEW HOME -PRICE FIRM

BALI STYLE HOME: LAKE ARENAL VIEW HOME -PRICE FIRM
Price
$149,900
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Puerto San Luis, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View, Western View
Total Lot Size
421.18 m² (4,533.53 sq ft)
Total Living Area
102.00 m² (1,097.91 sq ft)

Comfort, convenience, privacy, security and much more come with this Bali Style home in one of the best locations in the Lake Arenal area. Walk to the water, walk to 2 of the best eating establishments in the area not to mention public transportation to Tilaran, the Municipal "hub" of the Lake Arenal area for all your...

Lake view building lot: Lake View lot ready for construction

Lake view building lot: Lake View lot ready for construction
Price
$75,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
10
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Barrio El Roble, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
0.50 ha (1.24 acre)

Large 5000 square meter / 1 1/4 acre building lot with beautiful views of Lake Arenal and the surrounding mountains. Quite location in upscale neighborhood. Most part of the property is pasture land, a smaller part along the creek has mature trees. Plenty of space for home construction, guest house, pool, garden,...

Lake View Home on 1 acre: Personality-Quality-Practicality

Lake View Home on 1 acre: Personality-Quality-Practicality
Price
$200,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
28
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
3,887.92 m² (41,849.06 sq ft)
Total Living Area
102.00 m² (1,097.91 sq ft)

All of the above characteristics were thought of when this home was built. Unique features including a Murphy bed for guests, waterfall shower and a "hideaway" sleeping area for kids upstairs with a half bath. This 1,100 sq ft home has all the comforts and more. Open concept living dining area, breakfast nook,...

JK Development - Luxury VILLA: ARENAL lake and volcano view VILLA

JK Development - Luxury VILLA: ARENAL lake and volcano view VILLA
Price
$349,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
38
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
Villa
Location
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside, Mountain, Suburban, Other
View Type
Greenbelt View, Lake View, Mountain View, Southern View, Western View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
Total Living Area
220.00 m² (2,368.05 sq ft)

Modern spanish style Villa on a 1.24 acre lot, built in 2018, is located in a small development with a total of 10 lots. Outstanding views of Lake and volcano Arenal and surrounding mountains. Over 3000 square feet of size, this villa includes 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, open concept livingroom / diningroom and kitchen,...

JK DEVELOPMENT: Arenal lake and volcano view lots for construction

JK DEVELOPMENT: Arenal lake and volcano view lots for construction
Price
$100,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
8
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain, Countryside, Suburban, Other
View Type
Mountain View, Wooded View, Greenbelt View, Garden View, Lake View, Southern View, Western View
Total Lot Size
0.50 ha (1.24 acre)

ONLY 3 lots left in a 10 lot development just a few minutes from Nuevo Arenal town center. City water and underground electric lines in place. Great views of lake, volcano and surrounding mountains. The asking price for each lot is $100,000,-- USD Lot 8 - 5000 m2 (1.23 acres) Lot 9 - 5041 m2 (1.24 acres) Lot 10 -...

VILLA ORQUIDEA: DESIGNER HOME / POTENTIAL B&B

VILLA ORQUIDEA: DESIGNER HOME / POTENTIAL B&B
Price
$399,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
20
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Nuevo Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Bay View, Eastern View, Garden View, Lake View, Mountain View, Northern View, Wooded View
Total Lot Size
2,794.00 m² (30,074.25 sq ft)
Total Living Area
250.00 m² (2,690.97 sq ft)

This professionally designed and well built luxury home is hiding in paradise gardens on top of a hill overlooking Lake Arenal and the surrounding mountains. Beautifully landscaped grounds add to its attractive appearance. Located at the edge of a semi-gated community with 24/7 security service, a club house and a...

Quality Plus: Lake View Luxury Villa with Guest Cottage.OWNERS ARE MOTIVATED, PRICED BELOW REPLACEMENT COST

Quality Plus: Lake View Luxury Villa with Guest Cottage.OWNERS ARE MOTIVATED, PRICED BELOW REPLACEMENT COST
Price
$549,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
47
Beds/Baths
3/3
Beds
3
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Suburban
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
0.56 ha (1.38 acre)
Total Living Area
300.00 m² (3,229.16 sq ft)

This Luxury home is flawless with unique features rarely found in Costa Rica. The spacious open concept features bamboo hardwood floors, custom kitchen with premium appliances. Built for outdoor living with a separate full covered outdoor kitchen & patio. A fireplace and entertainment center are the focal point of the...