Ever since the previously dormant Arenal Volcano erupted violently in 1968, La Fortuna has experienced a boom in tourism. For many years following the eruption, the volcano continued to spew lava, and visitors travelled from far and wide to visit La Fortuna and witness the spectacular fire show. The volcano has since calmed but the area has remained popular and many still tour to La Fortuna to see the conical volcano as well as to take advantage of the wealth of other attractions the area has to offer.

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Arenal Volcano Trip

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This is an absolutely incredible tour -- our guide Jason was both very informative and very helpful. ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Eco Terra Costa Rica
  • Activities Hiking & National parks +5 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours3.5 From US$ 65 View Tour
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Private Arenal Fortuna Waterfall & Hot Springs

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On this day trip you will visit Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna and San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours
  • Activities Hiking & Hot springs +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours12 From US$ 215 View Tour
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  • Jan 30
  • Jan 31
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Combination Tour: La Fortuna in one Day

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8 hour hiking tour through La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Eco Terra Costa Rica
  • Activities Hiking & National parks +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range8+ years old
hours08 From US$ 204 View Tour
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Nocturnal Experience & Costa Rican Dinner

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4 hour natural landmarks sightseeing tour through La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Read More
hours04 From US$ 69 View Tour
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Venado Caves: Underground Experience

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4 hour caves trip in La Fortuna. Read More
hours04 From US$ 89 View Tour
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Private Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Hot Springs

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Tour was amazing, safe driving, learned so much, it was so fun. Very professional but relaxed!
hours12 From US$ 225 View Tour
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Arenal Volcano National Park & Arenal Lake

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4 hour hiking tour through La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Eco Terra Costa Rica
  • Activities Hiking & Local boat rides +5 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours04 From US$ 89 View Tour
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Central American Journey

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17 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip through Antigua, Copan, Suchitoto and 7 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Cultural, religious and historic sites & Bird watching +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Resort & Hut
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle & Ferry
  • Age Range15+ years old
days17 From US$ 1,700
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Private Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding and Hot Springs

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On this day trip you will visit Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna and San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours
  • Activities Hot springs & Horseback riding
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range8+ years old
hours12 From US$ 245 View Tour
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  • Jan 30
  • Jan 31
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Discover Costa Rica

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A great trip with a group of 16 which gelled really well and an inspirational guide and excellent d ...
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  • Operator Exodus Travels Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Wildlife & Marine wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Villa & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Boat & Bus
  • Age Range16+ years old
days15 From US$ 3,649
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  • Apr 24 Only 8 seats left
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Nature Trails

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A fantastic trip perfectly paced with great transport and accommodation loads to do and see so much ...
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  • Operator Tucan Travel Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Adventure & National parks +1 more
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  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle & Minibus
  • Age Range18+ years old
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Bird-Watching Tour Around Lake Arenal

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4 hour bird watching tour through Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna. Read More
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Jungle & Islands Expedition

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Renato was an excellent tour guide. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Driver Julio was safe and c ...
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  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours
  • Activities Rafting & Zip lining +5 more
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  • Age Range1+ years old
days05 From US$ 1,225 View Tour
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Classic Costa Rica

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15 day adventure trip to San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and 5 other destinations travelling through Costa Rica and Panama. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Adventure & National parks +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Home-stay
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  • Age Range15+ years old
days15 From US$ 1,670
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La Fortuna Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 81 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Private Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Hot Springs
5 - Excellent
  • Georgios Fotopoulos
  • From Greece
“Excellent”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Combination Tour: La Fortuna in one Day
5 - Excellent
  • LISA ZHU
  • From USA
“Excellent”
Amazing and safe Reviewed Tour: Private Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Hot Springs
5 - Excellent
  • Theresa Rardin
“Tour was amazing, safe driving, learned so much, it was so fun. Very professional but relaxed!”

La Fortuna - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Tour Highlights

La Fortuna boasts of many things to do. From outdoor activities like hiking near a volcano to soaking in a thermal pool. Once you've reached La Fortuna, you will be spoiled for choice: 

  • One of the most visited sites on a Costa Rica tour, Arenal volcano, is the main reason why tourism has exploded in La Fortuna in recent decades.
  • The area boasts many rewarding hiking trails in the dry tropical forests around the volcano, offering the chance to catch sight of local wildlife.
  • The volcano heats geothermal springs in the area, which can be enjoyed in dedicated resorts or just ‘wild’, out in the forest.
  • The La Fortuna waterfall is one of the area’s must-see attractions and offers visitors the chance to take a refreshing dip in the pool at the bottom.
  • Take a trip to Lake Arenal to enjoy the many water-based activities on offer there.
  • Hike to the crater of the area’s ‘other’ volcano, Chato. This one is not active, and the challenging slog to the top is rewarded by an attractive crater lake.

Travel Tips

  • Tours are offered to most of the attractions in the area but many of the activities such as hiking are easy to do independently. This can be a good way to save some money (although you still need to pay the entry fee of USD 15 for the Arenal Volcano National Park).
  • There are many ways to reach La Fortuna from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Car rentals, shuttles and flights are easily available. 
  • Mid-April to November is the rainy season and is best avoided.
  • ATMs are widely available in La Fortuna town