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"A popular town close to the Arenal Volcano. With natural hot springs, white water rafting and much more, you'll always have something to do. 🌋 This place is best suited to people who want a real adventure. My favourite experience here was the white water rafting and this was worth spending a bit more of our budget on. There are also cheaper alternatives like visiting La Fortuna Waterfall and gardens, going to the local river and using the rope swing, or going to the hot springs. If you want to save a few pennies, there are free hot springs a 15 minute drive from the main square. Alternatively, there are companies who have private springs and spas available at varying prices. 🧖‍♀️ We used local companies to arrange our bookings when we got there and found these were better deals than what we could find online and there is room to negotiate. However, if you are wanting to hike the volcano/do a tour around, it may be best to book in advance so it does not get booked up. "
"We slept in the Argdivan Hostel, which is really cheap (12$ with breakfast in a dorm) and there is really much Information about the tours and aktivities around La Fortuna. We went to El Salto, a nice river to jump in with a rope. There were quite a lot of people but it is really nice on a hot day and it is free. In the evening we drove to the hot springs in El Choyin with two other people and we enjoyed the hot water and the light of candles. The entrance is also free you just need a ride, a candle and something to drink. On the next day we drove (with uber) to the Volcan Arenal Area. It is not possible to hike up to the Volcan, but you can hike to a really beautiful viewpoint and the way up is through the dschungel. But its really expansive for 17$. We didn‘t go to La Fortuna waterfall because the entrance is 18$ and we don‘t think this is worth it. "
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"EN: La Fortuna is a city located in the north of Costa Rica, it's a cute little tourist town. Costa Rica is known for its famous volcano: the Arenal Volcano. Take advantage of your free time to stroll around downtown La Fortuna, acclimatize to this new country, and watch the sunset over the Arenal volcano. There are plenty of restaurants where you can sample the local food. FR : La Fortuna est une village située au nord du Costa Rica, c'est une jolie petite ville touristique. Le Costa Rica est connu pour son célèbre volcan : le volcan Arenal. Profitez de votre temps libre pour vous promener dans le centre-ville de La Fortuna, vous acclimater à ce nouveau pays et admirer le coucher de soleil sur le volcan Arenal. Vous trouverez de nombreux restaurants où vous pourrez goûter à la cuisine locale. "

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This 10 day itinerary and adventure guide to Costa Rica is the result of over 1 month spent exploring the country, dozens of hours of planning, and my in-person experience. It covers 3 regions of Costa Rica: La Fortuna, Santa Teresa, and Dominical/Uvita. These areas include a variety of waterfalls, hot springs, hikes, wildlife, beaches and much more which is why I decided to focus on these 3 specifically! The guide includes an fun features such as an interactive map, directions that connect directly to your phone’s Google or Apple Maps app, and the exact coordinates to some of my favorite hidden gems & activities. It lays out instructions to help you plan your perfect trip to this area including over 35 accommodation suggestions plus where I stayed myself, 13 waterfall locations, 4 hot springs experiences, 4 hiking destinations, 7 beautiful beaches, boat tours & island day trips, direct links to every resource you could need, exclusive photos and videos from me, and so much more! It’s mobile friendly when you download the Thatch App for free so you can easily access all of the info right from your phone! While the guide is laid out in a 10-day trip itinerary format, its designed to allow you the flexibility to pick what order you’d like to travel to each destination and choose what you want to do each day. It can easily be adjust for a shorter trip! I have hand-crafted this guide specifically for adventure travelers (like me!) and feel so confident you will have an amazing trip with this guide by your side 😏 As a part of your purchase of the guide, here are a few promises I can make you: 1. This is a LIVING guide: I will update it as I find more information and discover more places which means you have lifetime access to all updated information as it’s added! 2. I only make guides based on areas I have not only been to but know well! I have spent over 4 weeks exploring Costa Rica in order to narrow down the destinations & experiences I share in this guide. I include both activities that I have done myself as well as those that are on my bucketlist for next time I visit! I will always call out the ones I have not done yet and provide you the exact resources you need to experience them yourself! 3. These guides are completely transparent! You can be sure that all unfiltered opinions I provide are my own 🙃 If I include any sponsored information or affiliate links, I will be sure to call these out directly. I will only include these if they benefit you (such as a discount code or coupon!) Finally, this is the first time that I am releasing one of my photo presets!!! The preset comes for free included with this guide so you can edit all of your trip photos with that Costa Rica vibe - think rich blues, deep forest greens, and just a touch of grain. These are exclusively for my travel guides as I do not nor have I ever sold them anywhere else! This guide truly is everything you need to plan your entire trip all in one place. I can’t wait to hear & see your adventure! Feel free to send me a DM with your feedback & tag me in your photos! @katbennettphoto
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This adventure guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica is the result of over 1 month spent exploring Costa Rica, dozens of hours of planning, and my in-person experience. This area areas include a variety of waterfalls, hot springs, hikes, wildlife, and much more! This guide includes fun features such as an interactive map, directions that connect directly to your phone’s Google or Apple Maps app, and the exact coordinates to some of my favorite hidden gems & activities. It lays out instructions to help you plan your perfect trip to this area including over 15 accommodation suggestions plus where I stayed myself, 6 waterfall locations (including one of my favorite in all of Costa Rica!), 4 hot spring experiences, 2 hiking trails, dozens of direct links to every resource you could need, exclusive photos and videos from me, and so much more! It’s mobile friendly when you download the Thatch App for free so you can easily access all of the info right from your phone! I have hand-crafted this guide specifically for adventure travelers (like me!) and feel so confident you will have an amazing trip with this guide by your side 😏 As a part of your purchase of the guide, here are a few promises I can make you: 1. This is a LIVING guide: I will update it as I find more information and discover more places which means you have lifetime access to all updated information as it’s added! 2. I only make guides based on areas I have not only been to but know well! I have spent over 4 weeks exploring Costa Rica in order to narrow down the destinations & experiences I share in this guide. I include both activities that I have done myself as well as those that are on my bucketlist for next time I visit! I will always call out the ones I have not done yet and provide you the exact resources you need to experience them yourself! 3. These guides are completely transparent! You can be sure that all unfiltered opinions I provide are my own 🙃 If I include any sponsored information or affiliate links, I will be sure to call these out directly. I will only include these if they benefit you (such as a discount code or coupon!) Finally, this is the first time that I am releasing one of my photo presets!!! The preset comes for free included with this guide so you can edit all of your trip photos with that Costa Rica vibe - think rich blues, deep forest greens, and just a touch of grain. These are exclusively for my travel guides as I do not nor have I ever sold them anywhere else! This guide truly is everything you need to plan your La Fortuna trip all in one place. I can’t wait to hear & see your adventure! Feel free to send me a DM with your feedback, fill out the feedback form at the bottom of this guide & tag me in your photos! @katbennettphoto
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