ACTIVITIES IN LA FORTUNA

Did you know that La Fortuna is considered the cradle of adventure and relaxation in Costa Rica?

Indeed, La Fortuna is a destination that offers its visitors a wide variety of activities and different places with natural hot springs, so if you visit this area we assure you that you will have a very good experience.

Take a look at the list of activities you could do in La Fortuna.

HANGING BRIDGES TOUR

This is an ideal tour for those who love the different heights of the rainforest and love flora & fauna as well. We leave from La Fortuna in one of our comfortable minivans. The ride takes around 30 minutes to get to the hanging bridges where we have a gentle 2 mile long hike where we can see with a little luck, we will beable to see howler monkeys, spider monkeys, white faced capuchin monkeys, lots of birds, snakes, armadillos, coatis, and others.

The duration of the tour is around 3 hours.

Departures: 7:45AM & 1:45PM

Includes: transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, snacks and bottle of water.

KAYAK IN ARENAL LAKE

Come and enjoy the unique experience of kayaking or canoeing on Lake Arenal with unbeatable views of the Arenal Volcano and its lush green surroundings. You will explore various areas of the lake in search of exotic wildlife such as monkeys and beautifully colored tropical birds. To further enjoy the serenity, you will stop over on a small island where we will serve you some of the fresh tropical fruits of Costa Rica. Don’t leave Arenal without this experience!

The duration of the tour is around 3 hours.

Departures: 7:45AM & 1:45PM

Includes: transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, snacks and bottle of water.

 

Horseback Riding

This is an awesome activity for horses and nature lovers, since the route will take you through a forest of regeneration and before reaching the La Fortuna waterfall, the perfect place to swim in a refreshing pool and take some good photos on the site. On your way back, you will stop in the Indigenous village of Maleku, a place to learn a little about the culture of the first inhabitants of Costa Rica.

The duration of the tour is around 4 hours.

Departures: 8:00AM, 10:30AM & 1:30PM

Includes: transportation, bilingual naturalist guide and bottle ofwater.

ATV TOUR

This  adventure  begins  just  2  kilometers  from  La  Fortuna,  on  the  slopes  of  the  Arenal Volcano.  First  you  go  through  a  beautiful  private  estate,  exclusive  to  fully  enjoy  the  adventure  of  driving  an  all-terrain  ATV,  Honda  model  2016  with  a  250cc  engine.  We  will  pass  by  brittle  and  muddied  paths  that  without  a  doubt  will  get  your  adrenaline  pumping  when  being  able  to  control  these  vehicles  of  the  best  way,  always  under  the  supervision  of  our  experienced  guides.  After  this,  we  will  arrive  at  an  exclusive  viewpoint  where  we  will  rest  for  a  while  and  take  photographs.  Later,  we  will  travel  by  an  easier  route  to  visit  the  town  of  La  Guaría,  here  we  will  reach  the  Arenal  River,  where  we  can  take  a  bath  in  its  pure  and  refreshing  waters.  Returning  finally  to  the  starting  point  where  a  delicious  and  typical  lunch  or  dinner  will  be  waiting  for  us. 

The  total  tour  on  the  4×2  ATV  is  around  28  kilometers,  taking  approximately  3  hours. 

Departures:  7:30am, 11:00am & 2:30pm.

Includes:  bilingual  guides,  insurances  and  policies,  water  during  the  tour,  lunch  or  dinner  at  the  end  of  the  tour  and  transportation  at  no  additional  charge  to  hotels  near  La  Fortuna.

RAFTING

Class  2-3  rafting  on  the  River  Balsa  is  the  perfect  route  for  nature  lovers,  outdoor  enthusiasts  and  people  looking  for  an  adrenaline-rafting  adventure  in  the  Arenal  area,  Costa  Rica.  In  addition,  it  is  ideal  for  beginners,  families  with  children,  nature  lovers,  outdoor  enthusiasts  and  people  who  simply  look  for  a  fun  adventure.  The  trip  in  the  river  is  of  10  kilometers  and  the  duration  of  2  hours. 

Deperture:  9:00 AM

Includes:  Bilingual guide, transportation, photographer, fruits and lunch.

CANOPY TOUR

AMA XTREME, a tour created for those people who have littletime available, and who want to enjoy the other activities they can do in La Fortuna, San Carlos.

AMA XTREME consists of making the 7 most extreme Canopy lines of the Arenal Mundo Aventura park, adrenaline-filled start to climb an 18-meter tower to fly over a 120-meter high canyon, this being the highest point in the park, with spectacular views of the Pino Blanco Waterfall, the Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato; then you will cross a suspension bridge that will take you to the longest cable of Arenal Mundo Aventura, 980 meters with the wonderful view of the La Fortuna Waterfall and the town of the same name; to finish you will slide on cables with speeds that reach 65 & 70 Km/h.

The activity lasts approximately 2 and a half hours.

Departures: 7:30AM, 8:00AM, 10:30AM y 1:30PM

Includes: bilingual guide, equipment and water.

CANYONING

The perfect place for beginners and experienced canyoning enthusiasts. You will descend great waterfalls, you will jump in pools, you will slide guided rappels, you will go down the walls of the canyon and the rocks of the river, and you will walk through the jungle. Initially a small canyon descend 10 feet which is considered the “baby” this is what will help you become familiar with the ropes, other equipment and where your adrenaline started to rise. Then descend, for the second highest waterfall in the tour and at the end a 200-foot-high waterfall descends. At the end of the tour you will walk inside the forest to return to the place where you will have a snack.

The activity lasts approximately 4 hours including transportation.

Departures: 7:30AM, 10:00AM and 1:30PM

Includes: Bilingual guide, transportation, refreshments and water.

UNIQUE CAÑO NEGRO

Unique Caño Negro is one of the most amazing trips for incredible bird watching in Costa Rica. Our tour starts in La Fortuna at 7:30 a.m. we will drive to the northern side of the country towards Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, on the way you will learn about agricultural plantations of Costa Rica such as yucca (cassava), papaya, pineapple, sugar cane and oranges. Then we will arrive at the “El Caiman” restaurant, where we will enjoy a welcome drink & snack, before we start the boat ride on the “Rio Frio” river. Here we will have 2 1/2 hours to see egrets, herons, monkeys,caimans, iguanas, bats, and a variety of flora.

The activity lasts approximately 8 hours.

Departures: 7:30AM

Includes: Transportation, bilingual naturalist guide, welcome drink, snack, bottled water and Costa Rican lunch.

SAFARI FLOAT

Don’t miss this outstanding tour on the quiet waters of Peñas Blanca’s River on our inflatable rafts. You will experience a relaxing half day tour, led by our bilingual naturalist guide and expert in Safari adventures. He will provide a safe environment and point out the beautiful flora and fauna of this region. Animals like sloths, monkeys, toucans, crocodiles, Jesus Christ Lizards and turtles might cross your way, including seeing the colorful world of tropical birds.

The approximate duration of the activity is 4 hours and a half including transportation.

Hours: 7:30 AM and 2:00 PM

Includes: Transportation, bilingual guide, water, snack and visit to Finca Don Pedro

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For more information about the tours and rates contact us at info@villasjosipekcr.com or at +506 2479 9555