La Fortuna de San Carlos is located in the province of Alajuela. About 3 hours from San Jose this town is the gateway to the one of the most tourist places in Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano. Thousands of tourist comes to La Fortuna every year to watch this volcano. La Fortuna connects the Arenal Volcano with the cloud forests of Monteverde, another place visited by thousands of tourist year long.
La Fortuna is a small town, very easy to get to from San Jose. In La Fortuna you will find a lot of tourist places to visit and a lot of different activities to do. The Arenal Volcano is without a doubt the biggest attraction for tourist. Located about 10 Kilometers from La Fortuna Down Town, the volcano often spew smoke and ash, and you can hear its noises when doing so. At night it offers an unbelievable show when you can see the red lava coming down the hill. Besides the beauty of the volcano, you will find a lot more to explore in La Fortuna, such as Las Cataratas, a breathtaking beautiful waterfall of about 70 meters. You will start your descending toward Las Cataratas and once there you will be able not just to admire such beauty but you will also have the opportunity to go into the clear crystal river. In La Fortuna you will be able to do horse riding, rapids, hiking, canopy, canoeing, fishing, Caño Negro Boat Tours, and much more. La Fortuna without a doubt has plenty to offer.
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