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

Fairly New House in Community with Marina

Fairly New House in Community with Marina
Price
$249,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
10
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
744.35 m² (8,012.08 sq ft)
Total Living Area
160.00 m² (1,722.22 sq ft)

Custom lake and mountain view home overlooking lake Arenal, within gated community with marina. Volcan Arenal view as well.

Profitable Mountain Hotel in Monteverde / Santa Elena

Profitable Mountain Hotel in Monteverde / Santa Elena
Price
$435,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
13/14
Beds
13
Baths
14
Property Type
Hotel/Resort/Hostel
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Ocean View
Total Lot Size
289.00 m² (3,110.76 sq ft)
Total Interior Area
510.00 m² (5,489.57 sq ft)

This hotel/resort/hostel is located in Arenal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, in Tilarán county. This mountain property with ocean view is situated in the cloud forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this hotel/resort/hostel is 289.00 square meter (3,110.76 square feet), and it has an interior space of 510.00 square meter...

Inexpensive House on Large Lot, Pool

Inexpensive House on Large Lot, Pool
Price
$179,000
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
Other
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
220.17 m² (2,369.88 sq ft)
Total Living Area
120.00 m² (1,291.66 sq ft)

Great barging home featuring amazing lake view and being walking distance to Arenal town. 2-bed, 2-bath, 120 m2 of construction, swimming pool and gazebo, all on a large 1+ acre lot. Expansion possible.

Spacious House in Town, Price Reduced

Spacious House in Town, Price Reduced
Price
$95,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
4/3
Beds
4
Baths
3
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Garden View
Total Lot Size
908.00 m² (9,773.59 sq ft)
Total Living Area
225.00 m² (2,421.87 sq ft)

Conveniently located, spacious house in Arenal town situated on double-sized lot of 910 m2. 4-bedrroms, 3-bathrooms, 225 m2 construction. There is also large room which could be used as a gym or workshop, same as pleasant backyard suitable for gardening or relaxation. House has been recently renovated.Walking distance...

Craftsman Home on 10 Acres

Craftsman Home on 10 Acres
Price
$495,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
12
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
866.72 m² (9,329.26 sq ft)
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 lake view is situated in the rain forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 866.72 square meter (9,329.26 square feet), and it has a living space of 200.00 square...

Small Retirement Venture: Main House and Cabinas, Perfect For The Retiree Wanting a Lifestyle Change

Small Retirement Venture: Main House and Cabinas, Perfect For The Retiree Wanting a Lifestyle Change
Price
$499,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Commercial Sale
Images
21
Beds/Baths
8/6
Beds
8
Baths
6
Property Type
MIni-resort
Location
El Roble, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Garden View, Western View
Total Lot Size
2.17 ha (5.36 acre)
Total Interior Area
253.00 m² (2,723.26 sq ft)

3/2 Main House with 4 Cabinas, Pool with Bar, BBQ/Entertainment area perfect for the person who does not want to retire just yet. Great opportunity with not much stress. Meet new folks and let them enjoy the tranquility of the birds and butterflies as they feed on the variety of fruit growing on the property. Plenty...

Mountain Estate, Two Buildings, 8 acres

Mountain Estate, Two Buildings, 8 acres
Price
$359,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
16
Beds/Baths
6/4
Beds
6
Baths
4
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
3.28 ha (8.11 acre)
Total Living Area
380.00 m² (4,090.27 sq ft)

This house with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is located in Arenal, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Tilarán. This countryside property with lake view is situated in the rain forest of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 3.28 hectare (8.11 acre), and it has a living space of 380.00 square meter (4,090.27...

Pride Of Ownership: Well Built, Low Maintenance Lake View Home

Pride Of Ownership: Well Built, Low Maintenance Lake View Home
Price
$189,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
8
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
1,761.49 m² (18,960.45 sq ft)
Total Living Area
121.00 m² (1,302.43 sq ft)

This Spanish style home is reasonably priced for the first time investor here in the Lake Arenal area of Costa Rica. 2 spacious bedrooms with private baths, a half bath for guests, laundry room, open concept living room with high ceiling that leads out to a large patio to enjoy the stunning view. The kitchen is...

Lakefront Spanish Colonial with Pool

Lakefront Spanish Colonial with Pool
Price
$297,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
20
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
0.54 ha (1.33 acre)
Total Living Area
190.00 m² (2,045.13 sq ft)

Beautiful Home in Established Lakeside Gated Community. Lake front, Lake view, heated pool, manicured garden...

UNIQUELY SITUATED 4.9 TROPICAL ACRES AND 2 VILLAS

UNIQUELY SITUATED 4.9 TROPICAL ACRES AND 2 VILLAS
Price
$1,400,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
20
Beds/Baths
7/7
Beds
7
Baths
7
Property Type
Villa
Location
Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Garden View, Lake View
Total Lot Size
2.00 ha (4.94 acre)
Total Living Area
759.00 m² (8,169.78 sq ft)

Direct Lake Access ! 2 Side by side villas with adjoining natural stone breezeway between. 7 bedrooms, 7.5 baths. Each villa has a first-floor bedroom.Meditation/Yoga Studio with hardwood floors (7th bedroom). Open spacious floor plans. Both villas custom designed and craftsman built using high-end materials and...