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The Top Areas to Travel to in La Fortuna
La Fortuna, located in the northwest region of Costa Rica, is a perfect destination for nature lovers. There's no shortage of outdoor activities, and nature's beauty is so captivating. Here are the top areas to travel to in La Fortuna and why:
The magnificent Arenal Volcano is the highlight of La Fortuna. The 1633-meter tall volcano is one of the most active in Costa Rica, and it has been dormant since 2010. It is also surrounded by lush tropical forests, rivers, waterfalls, and hot springs, making it a perfect destination for hikers and nature lovers. Visitors can enjoy trekking through Arenal Volcano National Park, where there are several trails that offer stunning views of the volcano. At night, visitors can watch the glowing lava flow from the volcano.
La Fortuna Waterfall
La Fortuna waterfall is another incredible natural attraction in La Fortuna. It's a 70-meter high waterfall located in a tropical rainforest, and visitors can swim in the natural pool under the waterfall. The water is refreshing and provides an excellent view of the surrounding lush forest. Visitors can hike down to the waterfall's base or take a horseback ride through the forest.
Near the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall, there are several volcanic hot springs that attract tourists from all over the world. These hot springs are natural, and the water gets heated by the magma from the volcano. The hot springs offer a soothing experience, and the environment is peaceful, with views of the volcano and surrounding forest. Visitors can either visit the public hot springs or book a visit to a private hot spring.
Venado Caves, also known as the Cavernas de Venado, is an underground system of caves located in the Arenal Eco Zoo. The caves offer visitors the chance to explore the underground world of La Fortuna, and there are experienced guides to help visitors through the caves. Visitors must wear protective gear, such as a hard hat and rubber boots, as they traverse through the caves, and there's a chance to see bats, spiders, and other unique cave creatures.
Lake Arenal is a man-made lake that offers visitors a chance to relax and enjoy nature's beauty. The lake is surrounded by the Arenal Volcano and the Tilarán mountain range, providing an incredible view while kayaking, fishing, or taking a leisurely boat ride. Visitors can also visit the surrounding villages around the lake and experience the local culture.
La Fortuna offers visitors a range of nature experiences that will create unforgettable moments. From hiking near the volcano to swimming under a waterfall, La Fortuna is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to connect with nature.