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La Fortuna: Guided Twilight Wildlife Safari

1. La Fortuna: Guided Twilight Wildlife Safari

You will be picked up from your hotel lobby in La Fortuna. After 25 minutes of driving, you will arrive at the Peñas Blancas River. Before you start, your guide will provide an orientation talk about how to conduct yourself while sitting on the boat. Following this, your tour will begin. Ride in your raft at dusk. Enjoy the mystical way the light disappears from the sky during the sunset, and savor the jungle's peaceful darkness. Your bilingual river guide, trained as a naturalist, will do the rowing, and you will appreciate the nocturnal wildlife of the Peñas Blancas River. With the boat's specially designed lighting system, you will then embark on a magical journey, discovering that most mammals are in fact nocturnal. Upon exiting the river you'll visit the "Hidalgo Family Home”, where you will have the opportunity to experience and appreciate a piece of Costa Rican culture, and get a taste of a traditional Costa Rican snack.

La Fortuna: Peñas Blancas River Safari Float

2. La Fortuna: Peñas Blancas River Safari Float

Experience the abundant wildlife and undeniable beauty surrounding the Peñas Blancas River as you drift downstream for an enchanting and unforgettable river safari experience. Relax as an expert naturalist guide takes care of the rowing, leaving you free to admire the lush rainforest canopy. Keep an eye out for monkeys, sloths, reptiles and other species. Snap photos of the lazy iguanas sunning themselves on the passing braches or grab your binoculars to catch a closer look at some of the rainforest's native bird species. Upon exiting the river, pay a visit to a traditional Costa Rican family home. Here, get a glimpse into daily life for locals and sample some traditional Costa Rican delicacies before getting dropped off back at your hotel.

La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

3. La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Visit a cocoa farm in the rainforest with majestic views of Arenal Volcano. See where cocoa is grown, processed and produced and unearth the hidden secrets of local chocolate production. This interactive experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about the history, culture, and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet. In this 2-hour hands-on program, have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, its origin and history. Participate in all aspects of the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying, and grinding of the seeds.  Discover why the cacao tree was very important to ancient cultures. Find out how cacao was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value, in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.

La Fortuna: Sloth Tour in the Wild

4. La Fortuna: Sloth Tour in the Wild

The Arenal area is well known for its diverse wildlife, and as well as the 2 different Sloth species: two-toed sloths and three-toed sloths. Another most wanted species sought for their colors, unique features and history are the multicolored toucan and the blue jeans dart frog. On your search for these three beautiful animals, your knowledgeable guide will drive you around La Fortuna's beautiful spotting areas, where you will search for wildlife together. Birds, iguanas and monkeys are among the animals that you might also encounter whilst on this enjoyable safari. Breakfast and snacks are arranged according to the customers' best interest, and all the animals that you will encounter on this tour will be in their natural habitats. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your nearby accommodation.

La Fortuna: Half-Day Wildlife Safari Float

5. La Fortuna: Half-Day Wildlife Safari Float

This safari float on the Peñas Blancas River offers a relaxing way to enjoy the abundant wildlife surrounding the banks of this lush paradise. Use your hands to take pictures of the rainforest canopy teeming with monkeys or take a closer look of a tropical bird with your binoculars while you float in this oar boat where your expert naturalist will paddle and you will relax like the iguanas nearby sunning themselves on the branches. The trip begins with a twenty minute drive from Fortuna to the river. You will float down the river for the duration of approximately 2-hours during which you will have an opportunity to see much of Costa Rica's famous wildlife and have an interactive conversation with your expert guide. At the end of the river portion of this trip, you will arrive at a local working farm where the owner is a well-known Costa Rican horse breeder and trainer. His wife also makes delicious typical homemade snacks and serves these treats with a world-renowned coffee made the old fashioned way in a special “sock”. If you prefer juice over coffee, then there will be something for everyone's desires. By the way, everything you eat at this farm comes directly from the land to you.

Arenal Hanging Bridges Half-Day Tour from La Fortuna

6. 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.

La Fortuna: One-Way Transfer from/to SJO International Ato

7. La Fortuna: One-Way Transfer from/to SJO International Ato

Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable transfer between your hotel in La Fortuna or Tabacon to Juan Santamaria International Airport or from Juan Santamaria International Airport to your hotel located in La Fortuna and the Tabacon area. Travel safely in a licensed vehicle with a professional driver. Choose a one-way private transfer to the airport or return service. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Take a hassle-free ride without worrying about hotel shuttles or taxis.

La Fortuna: Sloth Watching Tour

8. La Fortuna: Sloth Watching Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel near downtown La Fortuna before being taken to the nature reserve.  Sloths are one of the main attractions at this park. Visitors sometimes see 4 to 5 sloths at varying distances. If they are at a distance, it's not a problem because the guides are equipped with binoculars and telescopes to observe them. Additionally, the guides will talk about the natural environment and you'll learn all about the lazy lifestyle of the sloth. The route is around 2 km and the tour lasts for approximately two hours. During this time you'll also have the chance to see different species of birds, frogs, and reptiles. The guides will keep an eye out for animals during the tour. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel.

La Fortuna: Caño Negro - Río Frio and Traditional Lunch

9. La Fortuna: Caño Negro - Río Frio and Traditional Lunch

Enjoy pick-up from your hotel in a comfortable bus and travel to Los Chiles. Board the boat and begin your river adventure. Experience a 2.5 hour floating safari through a tropical rainforest, as you arrive at the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.  View hundreds of resident birds and watch them eating. Observe the wood stork in its natural habitat and keep an eye out for the neotropic cormorant, which makes its nest in the area. Travel along the river and see spider monkeys, turtles, three-toed sloths and caimans. Indulge with a typical Costa Rican lunch at a restaurant, complimented with regional fruit, natural juices and coffee. 

La Fortuna: Organic Farm Visit & Farm-to-Table Cooking Class

10. La Fortuna: Organic Farm Visit & Farm-to-Table Cooking Class

If you want to learn the basics of organic farm-to-table cooking, you don’t want to miss this experience. This farm-to-table tour gets your hands dirty and bellies full! Before we start cooking, we will take a walk in our organic farm to collect ingredients. On this tour, you learn about all the facets of our sustainable and organic farm. You are invited to the kitchen, where you prepare and cook your own lunch on an open wood stove. with all the delicious finds from the garden!

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What people are saying about La Fortuna

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

What a treat! Our guide, Maurice, was excellent. We saw much wildlife while on the tour with great explanations by Maurice. He went to a high level to make sure we could see many things. The snacks at the end were delicious!

We had a wonderful time! We took our six kids ages 15, 13, 11, 4, 4, and 2. The two year old fell asleep but everyone had a great time. We were even lucky to see two different types of monkeys.

This tour was great. Pepe was our guide and he was great too. Very informative and interesting. Pickup is offered. Highly recommend this tour.

So awesome. Guide really new and could show lots of plants and animals.

Mistico Park is great! We enjoyed the tour and bridges.