La Fortuna Costa Rica Hotels
Our top 3 hotel picks in La Fortuna town:
Let La Fortuna charm you.
At the beginning and end of each day of adventure, you’re going to need a place to rest your head. One of the great things about staying in La Fortuna is that the town itself is attractive, bustling, and centrally located — sitting at the base of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica’s northern lowlands. Although small, the town has a number of appealing features, and is the gateway to outdoor adventure in the Arenal region.
The in-town experience.
If you choose one of our in-town La Fortuna, Costa Rica hotels, you will be able to easily navigate La Fortuna’s colorful streets and can peruse shops. There is a quaint and well-cared-for central park that has inspiring views of the volcano, as well as a nearby river that is great for swimming or picnicking. La Fortuna has grocery stores, banks, pharmacies, tour operators, souvenir shops, and churches.
Looking to get something to eat or drink? There’s an ample number of restaurants and bars within the central area of town. Sample the national dish, gallo pinto. It’s a hearty serving of beans and rice that’s excellent with chicken, eggs, or fried plantains. Wash your meals down with delicious tropical fruit beverages. Be sure to grab a slice! Costa Rica has a sizable Italian expat community, and they’re serving up authentic pizzas every day!
Staying in La Fortuna provides you with the conveniences and services you’re accustomed to, even though you’re traveling. It’s easy to arrange bus trips or tours, shopping excursions, or quiet nights at your home away from home.
All La Fortuna Costa Rica Hot Spring Hotels
Located on 10 acres of landscaped garden, the Arenal Country Inn offers an opportunity to experience the rural Costa Rican lifestyle
Stay near the base of Arenal Volcano, but be in the heart of it all Fortuna Downtown Inn offers the convenience of in-town amenities and access to adventure
Hotel Arenal Rabfer puts you in the heart of downtown La Fortuna After a day zip lining, rafting, and hiking, you can do a little urban exploration
The Las Colinas Arenal Hotel offers a high quality of service and cleanliness at a budget hotel price
Be close to city amenities, but feel like you're a world away at Arenal, Costa Ricas Hotel Monte Realwhere birds, iguanas, and other animals roam forests
Enjoy the outdoors, but indulge a little when you stay in the fully equipped yet rustic cabins of Las Cabanitas Resort Adventures in Arenal are awaiting you
Retreats outside of La Fortuna.
Staying in-town seems like such a great option that you may be wondering why you would even want to venture further out. If you just want to take things slow and have a moment of solitude, then a remote location is ideal. You can still book transportation to all of the Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal activities you want to take part in, but also enjoy the tranquility of nature. Plenty of outdoor space means the children can roam around and play outside.
Stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens and trails. Birdwatch from the grounds of your hotel. Book the most eco-friendly adventure of your life when you stay at ecolodges that produce their own food, are home to sloths, and practice sustainability. Wouldn’t it be amazing to catch glimpses of tree dwelling creatures as you enjoy your morning coffee? Imagine falling asleep to the gentle rustle of forest dwelling creatures after you’ve spent the entire day unplugged.
The following destinations will place you 25-30 minutes outside of La Fortuna proper, ensuring that there's no city noise to deal with. Make sure you pack your camera and binoculars, because these locations offer you unique views of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal that you'll miss if you stay within the city center. If you're hoping to stay outside of La Fortuna, but still want to soak up some of the region's authentic local culture, then add the town of El Castillo to your list. This quaint little village is located on Lake Arenal, and is a great for experiencing what the locals themselves enjoy.
Get in touch with nature when you stay at:
The perfect hotel for you.
From Jacuzzis to hot springs, and modest cabins in the forest to impressive resort accommodations, whether you stay in the center of town or venture further out, choosing the perfect La Fortuna hotel is the first step toward your next travel adventure.