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

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...

Lovely Cottage on 1,25 Tropical Garden Acre

Lovely Cottage on 1,25 Tropical Garden Acre
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)

Lovely Cottage on 1,25 Tropical Garden Acre

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
Mountain View, Lake 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 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, animals, out buildings...

Lake Arenal View Home: Private-Quiet-Secure

Lake Arenal View Home: Private-Quiet-Secure
Price
$205,000
Status
Active
Listing Type
Residential Sale
Images
13
Beds/Baths
2/2
Beds
2
Baths
2
Property Type
House
Location
Nuevo Tronadora, Tronadora, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Mountain
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
1,812.30 m² (19,507.36 sq ft)
Total Living Area
185.00 m² (1,991.32 sq ft)

This spacious home on just under 1/2 acre with private gate lends itself to the retiree. One level, 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, large kitchen with breakfast bar, roomy living area, an outdoor sitting area with fountain, enclosed outdoor hot tub with outdoor shower. Separate storage area connects to the covered carport. ...

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

Lake View Home on 1 acre: Personality-Quality-Practicality
Price
$250,000
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
10
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)

Spanisch-moderne Villa auf 5012 m2 mit Ausblick auf den Arenalsee, Vulkan und das umliegende Bergland. Das Haus ist nagelneu und liegt inmitten einer Urbanisation mit insgesamt 10 Grundstücken. Die bebaute Fläche beträgt ca. 300 m2. Im Haus befinden sich 3 Schlafzimmer, 2 Bäder und ein WC für Gäste, ein grosser...

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 -...

Waterfront Land

Waterfront Land
Price
$69,900
Status
Active
Listing Type
Land Listing
Images
3
Property Type
Home Construction Site
Location
Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Location Type
Lakefront
View Type
Lake View
Total Lot Size
1,000.00 m² (10,763.87 sq ft)

Waterfront 1/4 acre residential lot, 5 minutes from Arenal town. Very rare !