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La Fortuna Extreme sports & adrenaline

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La Fortuna: Arenal Rafting Upper Balsa Class 3 and 4 Rapids

1. La Fortuna: Arenal Rafting Upper Balsa Class 3 and 4 Rapids

After being collected from your hotel, you will make your way to the rafting site. Once there you will undergo a brief orientation session, before taking to the river to experience class III and IV white water rafting on the beautiful Balsa River. You will navigate 10 kilometers of white water rapids, stopping along the way to rest a bit. You can also indulge in a little swimming, and enjoy some fresh Costa Rica fruit. Following your white water rafting, you will receive a clean towel and cold complimentary water. You will then be taken to a local restaurant to have a Costa Rica style lunch and coffee, before eventually being returned back to your accommodation.

San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

2. San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

Tour the best locations in Costa Rica and learn about local life and culture from those who live there. Visit a coffee plantation, zip line, and soak in the hot springs at the base of the Adrenal Volcano. Take the scenic route to the Arenal Volcano and visit a coffee plantation along the way. Gain an insight into the world of Costa Rican coffee and taste one of the best coffees in the world. Arrive at the "La Paz" and "San Fernando" waterfalls and admire the exotic tropical birds of Costa Rica, including many species of hummingbirds and rare emerald toucanets. Take in the views at the San Fernando Waterfall observation point before heading to the "Iguana Bridge", where you will have the chance to spot iguanas, sloths, monkeys, and toucans. Stop for an authentic Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located in "La Fortuna." Then, prepare for a zip-lining adventure in the local rainforest jungles with 9 canopy cables and a 50 meter (150 feet) rappel on the Arenal River. Learn about the culture while listening to a "Maleku" Indigenous tribe presentation from locals. Relax for a couple of hours in the Paradise Hot Springs at the base of Arenal Volcano, surrounded by tropical gardens followed by dinner.

La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano, River, and Forest ATV Tour

3. La Fortuna: Arenal Volcano, River, and Forest ATV Tour

Enjoy an outdoor recreation tour on this ATV tour that takes the group around the Arenal River and Volcano, through forests, and through rural settlements. Ride through the landscape on a safe and exciting tour perfect for all riders. Experience the local environment in a fun and safe way, as the tour guides ensure everyone rides at a speed to keep everyone safe and properly appreciate the scenery. Receive a quick briefing concerning security and vehicle operations just before the tour starts. Turn on your engine to follow the instructions before traveling toward agriculture and cattle fields. Depart from La Fortuna area, which is located directly at the foot of Arenal Volcano, and proceed across the hotel to a private cow farm. Practice on the nearby trails before moving on to the rest of the tour, and view the natural beauty of the surroundings as well as little towns that showcase typical country living in Costa Rica. Ride along scenic paths with a variety of terrain, including bumpy tracks and pastures on the slopes of a volcano's base. Stop to take in the views of Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna if the weather permits good visibility. Cross the river and pass by a small town called La Guaria. Take a break for a short while to unwind, stretch out a bit, snap some pictures, and satisfy your thirst with a bottle of water. Jump in the river for a quick dip if you're feeling adventurous, before returning.

Maquique Adventure Canyoning and Zipline Tour Costa Rica

4. Maquique Adventure Canyoning and Zipline Tour Costa Rica

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in the Fortuna area. Your guides will provide you with all the equipment to do the tour, and will take a 7-minute 4x4 drive to reach the canyon of Maquique. The tour consists of 5 rappels in which you will experience different forms of descent by touching the wall or free falling. You can also enjoy a beautiful walk inside the river canyon that has small pools in which you can make small jumps, helping you embrace the flora and fauna of the forest. The rappels have heights between 20 meters and 60 meters high, and consist of two ropes, main one through which you will travel and a rope for safety. At the conclusion of your tour, you can enjoy a Costa Rican lunch, before you are returned back to your accommodation.

From La Fortuna: Zip-Line and Rafting Adventure

5. From La Fortuna: Zip-Line and Rafting Adventure

Feel the rush of whitewater rafting and zip-lining on this full day tour from La Fortuna. Keep your energy up during your action-packed day with complimentary snacks and drinks. Savor authentic flavors with a fresh lunch at a rural farmhouse.  Be picked up from your accommodation in and relax on the drive to the zipline. Put on your high-quality gear and soar through the the rainforest canopy with exceptional views of local birdlife.  Get your heart-pumping as you cruise through the class 2-3 rapids on the beautiful Balsa river on a guided rafting tour. Stop at a community farmhouse for an organic meal prepared by a local family on a wood stove. Soak up the atmosphere rural lifestyle in Costa Rica before returning to your accommodation in La Fortuna. 

La Fortuna: Arenal Rafting Balsa River Class 2 & 3 Rafting

6. La Fortuna: Arenal Rafting Balsa River Class 2 & 3 Rafting

Get picked up from your accommodation in La Fortuna and set off for the beautiful Balsa River. Meet your expert guides who are rafting specialists who have competed around the world. After a quick orientation and safety instructions, climb aboard your raft to begin your wet adventure. Begin your 2.5-hour rafting tour as you navigate thrilling class 2 and 3 rapids. As you paddle downstream keep your eyes peeled for native wildlife including sloths, monkeys, exotic birds, and a lot more.  Halfway through the trip, take a well-earned rest stop on the riverbank. Here, take the opportunity to freshen up with a swim or enjoy some fresh Costa Rican fruit as a light snack.

La Fortuna: Arenal Mundo Aventura Park Zip-Lining Tour

7. La Fortuna: Arenal Mundo Aventura Park Zip-Lining Tour

Discover the thrill of soaring over the canopy of lush forests and waterfalls while on this zip-lining tour in La Fortuna's Arenal Mundo Aventura Park. Enjoy an adrenaline-filled extreme canopy ziplining experience in an ecological park filled with wildlife and jungle. Experience Arenal Mundo Aventura Extreme Canopy Ziplining, the perfect combination of adrenaline and fun great for a variety of ages. Soar over the canyons, lush forests, and waterfalls of the park on this adventure. Explore some of the 560 hectares that make up the ecological park and conquer an 18-meter high tower. Observe spectacular views of the Pino Blanco Waterfall, the Arenal Volcano, and Cerro Chato Volcano while exploring the park. Try seven different exciting canopy zipline cables and zip through the air at speeds from 65 & 70 km/h. Zip along the signature cable, and admire a breathtakingly beautiful canyon with a view of the La Fortuna waterfall on this unique adventure experience.

Arenal Volcano: Lost Canyon Canyoneering Adventure

8. Arenal Volcano: Lost Canyon Canyoneering Adventure

The rugged, mountainous terrain near the Arenal Volcano is ideal for canyoneering. Combine rappelling, down-climbing, river tracing and the huge and breathtaking waterfalls hidden in the Lost Canyon. Start off by doing a fun 4x4 off-road adventure on the “Jungle Limos” as you head about 15 minutes into a quiet mountainside community. Your guides will give you a thorough safety talk about important rappelling and down-climbing techniques. You’ll get high-quality technical climbing gear such as a harness, helmet and gloves, and you’ll get to practice your first descent on a small, 150-foot (45 meter) waterfall. There you are, on a sturdy platform looking down into the depths of a massive tropical waterfall. You’ll rappel down for the thrill of a lifetime! Make your way along the river by down-climbing and rappelling a series of 6 waterfalls that get gradually bigger and bigger. You’ll finish with an exhilarating 200-foot (60 meter) guided rappel! The hike back up takes about 10 minutes, but take your time to enjoy the intense rainforest that surrounds you. At the top, you’ll arrive to the Canyon Café where you can change into your dry clothes and then sit down to your best meal in Costa Rica!

Arenal: Hanging Bridges Walking Tour

9. Arenal: Hanging Bridges Walking Tour

Located near the Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Hanging Bridges is an environmentally friendly network of trails and 16 hanging bridges that take you up into the canopy of the Arenal Volcano area's lush tropical rainforest. Now you can immerse yourself in the area's stunning panoramic nature views as you travel down a web of trails. Your professional guide will tell you about the area's biodiversity. Learn about how this environmentally sound project was constructed, as you enjoy getting closer to the rainforest. View tropical birds in their natural habitat, and get up close to rare flowers and other rainforest vegetation. Listen to frogs echo through the forest and spot interesting insects. If you're lucky, you might even see an ocelot! In addition to the plants and wildlife, the hanging bridges also gives you spectacular views of the surrounding area, including the Arenal Volcano.

Arenal Hanging Bridges Half-Day Tour from La Fortuna

10. Arenal Hanging Bridges Half-Day Tour from La Fortuna

Discover a natural paradise of walking trails and 6 hanging bridges on the interpretative nature paths of Mistico Park. Get closer to nature and see the flora and fauna from a more intimate perspective as you get the chance to walk on the forest floor, swing from the branches or soar over the tree canopies like an eagle! Take in the amazing views at Waterfall Bridge, and learn more about the rainforest from a naturalist guide. Hear about the animal life, geography and history of the region, and get some breathtaking views of the volcano, depending on the weather.

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What people are saying about La Fortuna

Fun guides, beautiful landscape. Walk through streams, repeal down a total of 4 spots. Canyoneering itself was over a little faster than I thought (maybe 4.5 stars bc of that). Food was delicious afterward too. Keep the same clothes on and go to the rope swing for 10 minutes before lunch. It’s right next door.

Fantastic experience. Marcos was an excellent guide, pointing out things we’d never have seen on our own. I’m sometimes scared of heights and should have been a lot more nervous crossing the 6 hanging bridges as they’re high and wobbly, but I did feel very safe. Thank you!

The tour was well organized from the transportation, snacks, food and tours. For the zip-lining, they are very safety-oriented. It was like a military operation. For the rafting, I had Super Mario who was a lot of fun and inspirational.

Great tour, best way to get to La Fortuna from San Jose as you stop off at several sites including coffee plantation, two waterfalls and zip lining. It was our first day and a great introduction to Costa Rica

We unfortunately missed the chocolate tour portion but the white water rafting portion was OUTSTANDING! So much fun. Great photos for purchase as well.