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

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...

Lakefront House For Sale in Arenal

Lakefront House For Sale in Arenal
Price
$439,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
8
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Garden View, Lake View
Total Lot Size
2.42 ha (5.98 acre)
Total Living Area
120.00 m² (1,291.66 sq ft)

Esta casa con 3 dormitorios y 2 baños se ubica en Arenal, Guanacaste Costa Rica, en el cantón de Tilarán. La propiedad frente al lago disfruta de hermosa vista al jardín y al lago, y esta situada en el bosque de altura de Costa Rica. La propiedad cuenta con un lote de 2,42 hectare (5,98 acre), y un área interior de...

Italian Style: Modern 2 Story Lake View Home

Italian Style: Modern 2 Story Lake View Home
Price
$189,000
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
Countryside
View Type
Lake View, Western View, Other
Total Lot Size
840.51 m² (9,047.14 sq ft)
Total Living Area
110.00 m² (1,184.03 sq ft)

Italian Style 2 story home, fully furnished just under 1/4 acre with stunning lake- forest- and sunset views. The lower level offers a large open concept living-dining area and kitchen with tropical hardwood cabinets, granite counter top, breakfast counter and appliances. Large bathroom with washer/dryer. The upper...

Lake View Serenity: Home & Guest House on 1.5 acres

Lake View Serenity: Home & Guest House on 1.5 acres
Price
$279,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
19
Beds/Baths
4/4
Beds
4
Baths
4
Property Type
House
Location
Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
0.61 ha (1.51 acre)
Total Living Area
244.00 m² (2,626.38 sq ft)

Owners have thought of every possible scenario that comes with living here in Costa Rica such as reserve water tanks, on demand hot water system, fenced property, a separate fenced area for dogs, pet doors on both sides of the house, fireplace, forested area, fruit trees, flowering gardens, etc. Truly a beautiful...

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...

Koi Gardens Estate by the Lake

Koi Gardens Estate by the Lake
Price
$535,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
18
Beds/Baths
3/2
Beds
3
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Nuevo Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Countryside
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
4,506.00 m² (48,501.99 sq ft)
Total Living Area
300.00 m² (3,229.16 sq ft)

Koi Gardens Estate by the Lake. 2.8 Acres located at lake Arenal, one of the most beautiful bio diverse, peaceful places on planet Earth. Green all year. Windsurfing, fishing, sailing, hot springs… The property is situated at the entrance of a charming town of Tronadora. Two separate gates invite you to a very...

Mountain House For Sale in Arenal

Mountain House For Sale in Arenal
Price
$240,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
5
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
0.52 ha (1.28 acre)
Total Living Area
240.00 m² (2,583.33 sq ft)

Esta casa con 2 dormitorios y 2 baños se ubica en Arenal, Guanacaste Costa Rica, en el cantón de Tilarán. Esta propiedad en las montañas disfruta de una hermosa vista al lago y esta situada en el oriente de Costa Rica. La propiedad cuenta con un lote de 0,52 hectare (1,28 acre), y un área interior de 240,00 metros...