Tours La Fortuna Costa Rica

Looking for an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Costa Rica natural wonderland? Look no further than Ecoterra! Our expertly guided tours through the stunning landscapes of La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano National Park are tailor-made for hiking and nature enthusiasts of all ages. From breathtaking vistas to hidden waterfalls, our tours offer an intimate and unforgettable experience of Costa Rica’s natural beauty.

Book your tour with us today and let us show you the best that this incredible destination has to offer!

Arenal Volcano National Park by the Arenal Lake

    Walk through the Rainforest: Stroll along an easy trail for about an hour, surrounded by the lush greenery of the rainforest. Smell the sweet scent of the flora and listen to the chirping birds as you take in the stunning views of Lake Arenal and the Tilaran Volcanic Mountain Range from the observation bays.

    Get a closer view of the Volcano: Climb up to the observation platform, approximately 12 meters (40 ft) high, for an awe-inspiring, close-up view of the Arenal Volcano. Feel the excitement build as you receive a full explanation of its history, activity cycles, geological formation among other relevant data.

    Enjoy a Snack of Fresh Fruit: Indulge in a delicious and refreshing snack of fresh fruit as you take a break from your walk through the rainforest.

    Boat Tour of the Lake: Take a relaxing boat tour along the forested shores of Lake Arenal and islets, while keeping an eye out for some of the wildlife that calls this place home. Enjoy the scenic view of the Arenal Volcano from the lake, and take some Instagram-worthy photos if it's clear.

    Hot Springs: If you choose to add a visit to the hot springs, soak in the thermal mineral water for approximately three hours on your own. Feel the warm water wash away all your stress and worries, and leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

    Overall, guests will feel amazed, excited, relaxed, and rejuvenated after this tour.

  • La Fortuna
  • 4 hours
Departures
8:00 AM, 2:30 PM
From $88.00 p/p
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Arenal Volcano Park Expedition

Feel the rumble beneath your feet as we get as close to the base of the Arenal volcano as possible by vehicle at the El Silencio Private Reserve.


Take in the stunning views of the Green Lagoon and Lake Arenal as we walk approximately 1 kilometer along a volcanic stone path to reach the closest viewpoint to the volcano permitted to access.


Smell the fresh scent of the regenerating forest as we enter the primary rainforest located along the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano. With a little luck, we may see toucans, turkeys, orioles, peccaries, snakes, and monkeys.


Hear from our knowledgeable guide about the formation of the Arenal Volcano, its periods of activity, and unpublished details of its first eruption in 1968 as we take in the excellent views from the viewpoint.


Taste the delicious tropical fruit snack provided by our driver at the end of the tour before returning to your La Fortuna Hotel.


Feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a visit to the hot springs of your choice (additional cost) where you can soak in the thermal mineral waters for approximately three hours on your own.

  • La Fortuna
  • 4 hours
Departures
2:30 PM, 7:30 AM
From $54.00 p/p
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Birdwatching

  • Over 500 species are found around the Arenal Volcano and in the Northern region.
  • The possibility to observe up to 50% of the birds found in the country and 5% of the birds of theworld.
  • Specialized birdwatching guide.
  • 10 different observation areas, depending on the birds you are looking for: Arenal Volcano,Hanging Bridges, Cloud forest, Lake Arenal, Caño Negro, and more.
  • Dedicated driver and guide. Small groups to assure excellent personalized attention.

  • La Fortuna
  • 4 hours
Departures
5:30 AM
From $70.00 p/p
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Campesino Farm Experience Costa Rican

    • AM and PM daily departures.
    • Visit a traditional Costa Rican farm family.
    • Experience milking cows and taste-testing dairy products. 
    • Demonstration of the moonshine-making techniques. 
    • Delicious traditional lunch prepared with farm-fresh ingredients. 

  • La Fortuna
  • 4 hours
Departures
10:00 AM
From $76.00 p/p
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Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike

Ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime? Immerse yourself in the magical beauty of the Celeste River and Tenorio Volcano National Park Hike tour, where the stunning turquoise waters and lush rainforest will leave you in awe.

  • Hear the soothing sound of the Celeste River's magical waterfall as it cascades down into the crystal-clear pool below.​Taste the fresh, crisp air as you hike through the rainforest, surrounded by the sweet scent of blooming flora.

  • Feel the mist on your skin and the coolness of the water as you stand at the edge of the Blue Lagoon

  • See the awe-inspiring views of the Tenorio Volcano and its surrounding hills from the viewpoint, providing a panoramic perspective of the natural beauty surrounding you.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch amidst the stunning scenery of the Tenorio Volcano National Park, concluding a memorable visit to one of the most incredible places in Costa Rica.

  • La Fortuna
  • 9 hours
Departures
7:30 AM
From $108.00 p/p
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Children's Eternal Rainforest Jungle Expedition

  • Considered the largest Private Reserve in Central America.
  • 7km (4.3 mi) of trails through primary and secondary rainforests with abundant flora and fauna. 
  • Volcanic lagoon.
  • Volcanic mud fumaroles.
  • Pocosol Waterfall with a drop of over 50 meters (164ft.)  
  • 4x4 transportation. 

  • La Fortuna
  • 8 hours
Departures
7:30 AM
From $108.00 p/p
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Cloud Forest Hike at Juan Castro Blanco National Park

    Just onehour and thirty minutes from La Fortuna, across the plains of San Carlos, we findthis beautiful place, popularly known as "National Park of Water".Surrounded by cloud forests at more than 2000 meters (6560 ft.) above sealevel and with an averagetemperature of 16° to 22°C (60° - 72°F), this is the place where the primaryrivers of the northern region of Costa Rica originate. It is categorized as thetenth most important fresh water body on the planet. Our personalized naturalisttours and the scenic beauty of the area make an excellent combination for thishike.

    The JuanCastro Blanco National Park is a good place for bird watching; among the treasuresyou may find is the spectacular Quetzal (Pharomachrus Mocinno), characteristicfor its majestic plumage of colors. March and April are the best months forobserving Quetzals. 

    We will enjoythe 3 km (2 mi.) trail for about 2 hours while learning about the characteristicsof the cloud forest, as well as the importance of this delightful place for theentire northern region of Costa Rica. The tour will end with a delicious lunchin the middle of the Costa Rican cloud forest before returning to La Fortuna.

  • La Fortuna
  • 9 hours
Departures
7:30 AM
From $108.00 p/p
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Combination Top 4 Activities in la Fortuna Arenal

  • Maximize your time and enjoy the 4 most popular tours. 
  • Visit the Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall,Arenal Hanging Bridges, and the hot springs of your choice, all in one day. 
  • The La Fortuna Waterfall is renowned for its amazing 70m (230ft.) height. 
  • Delicious lunch included.
  • Dedicated driver and small groups to assure the utmost attention and service.
  • Add the hot springs of your choice and dinner.

  • La Fortuna
  • hours
Departures
7:00 AM
From $98.00 p/p
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Combo for Families: Sloth Watching, Campesino Tour, Typical Lunch.

    This family trip is an excellent experience. Itkeeps the whole family together and fills the day with countless memorablemoments. You have chosen to travel to La Fortuna de San Carlos, a beautifulplace with many opportunities, from adventure and hiking to farm tours and more.Our Family Combo is the best way to fit several activities, suitable for allages and for all tastes, into a single day.

    We will start at 7:30am. Our guide will pick you upat your hotel and begin the short drive to the Sloth Territory. This beautiful areais located approximately 5 minutes from downtown La Fortuna. There, we canobserve one of the most beloved animals of Costa Rica, the sloth, as itcaptivates us with its tenderness and peculiar slow behavior.

    We will walk on trails for approximately 1.5 km (1mile), while our guide gives us information and emphasizes the importance ofthe protection of this species. Our specialized guides are experts in locating them,so we can guarantee their observation. We must remember that the sloth is asolitary animal and that most of its time is spent sleeping and resting in thetreetops

    At the end of this walk we will continue our trip toa village called Agua Azul, and after approximately 15 minutes we will arriveat an agroecological farm, owned by a local farm family that always welcomes uswith open arms. At the farm, we will start the tour with a welcome beveragemade from delicious fresh fruit. Our guide will detail the main objectives ofthis family project, which include promoting the sustainable use of naturalresources and the preservation of Costa Rican customs.

    After this warm welcome, we will milk cows manually.Anyone can participate in this unforgettable farm experience. Children can alsofeed calves and chickens, and observe rabbits, geese, quail, among otherspecies of animals that are on the small farm. Then, we will extract sugar canejuice and enjoy taste-testing of the pure juice and it combined with a varietyof ingredients. Next, we will go on to taste artisanal liquor and othertraditional products obtained through the fermentation process, while weobserve the distillation process in the traditional Costa Rican manner

  • La Fortuna
  • 7 hours
Departures
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM
From $112.00 p/p
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Ecological Park and Butterfly Garden Danaus

  • Short trail through a typical rainforest of the Northern Zone.
  • 3 hours well spent in search of sloths, caiman, turtles, frogs, and a large variety of tropical birds.
  • Easy terrain trail (600 meters or 0.37 miles), apt for the whole family.
  • Botanical gardens with over 600 species of medicinal and ornamental plants.
  • Butterfly garden with more than 40 species and wetlands ideal for nesting and birdwatching.

  • La Fortuna
  • 3 hours
Departures
8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
From $64.00 p/p
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Hanging bridges tour

  • 243 hectares (600 acres) of protected rainforest.
  • 3.1 km (2 mi.) circuit of trails with 15 impressive hanging and stationary bridges.
  • Fantastic views of the treetops and observation of animals, like monkeys and birds.
  • Dedicated driver and small groups to assure the utmost attention and service.
  • Ideal for the whole family.

  • La Fortuna
  • 3 hours
Departures
7:30 AM, 2:30 PM
From $65.00 p/p
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La Fortuna Waterfall Hike

  • 500 meter (0.31 miles) downhill trail with more than 480 steps and comfortable rest areas.
  • La Fortuna Waterfall over 70 meters (230 feet) high.
  • More than 100.000 tourists per year, making it one of the most visited falls in Central America.
  • Take a dip in the refreshing waters and take amazing pictures.

  • La Fortuna
  • 3 hours
Departures
8:00 AM, 1:00 PM
From $56.00 p/p
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La Tigra Forest Tree Planting + Agro-ecological Farm Tour

    • Daily departures from La Fortuna.
    • Compensate your carbon fingerprint and protect the rainforests of Costa Rica by joining in our reforestation project and planting a tree.   
    • Part of the proceeds of this tour will be donated to the investigation and protection of our rainforests and for social activities to promote the development and unity of the local communities visited.   
    • Dedicated driver and small groups to assure the utmost attention and service.
    • Apt for people of all ages and abilities.

  • La Fortuna
  • 7 hours
Departures
8:00 AM
From $96.00 p/p
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Maleku Indigenous Reserve

    The Maleku IndigenousReserve is in the Northern Region of Costa Rica. The reserve consists of 3different towns that are called Palenques; Margarita, Tonjibe and El Sol, allwithin a territory of 2993 hectares (7396 acres).  The population of 1000 inhabitants speak thedialect known as Maleku Jaica around 80% of the time. The main objective of thistour is to learn about the indigenous lifestyle in the present and what theyhave done to rescue their traditions and customs.

    Our tour starts at 8:00 amfrom La Fortuna. After a 1-hour drive through the northern plains, we willarrive at Margarita Palenque where we will be welcomed by the locals. After ashort presentation and explanation about how they lived in the past compared withthe present, we will begin a walk through the traditional ranch to learnimportant details of the village, such as the way in which its dead are buried,the type of palenques that they built in antiquity, craftsmanship as a way ofsubsistence in the present, the use of cocoa in their agriculture, and the waythey created their clothing.

    Later, we will continuewith a walk along a small path in the forest to receive interesting informationabout medicinal plants and trees that their ancestors used and which theycurrently profit from.

    We will have theopportunity to practice the traditional archery and arrow, ancient huntingmethod used by the ancestors of these tribes that can be revived in very fewplaces.

    At the end of the tour wewill return to the palenque (main ranch) where we will have the experience ofliving a demonstration of a traditional Maleku rite dramatized with its dances,songs and music characteristic of its culture; of which we will also have thepossibility of being participants.

  • La Fortuna
  • 6 hours
Departures
8:00 AM
From $96.00 p/p
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Nicaragua One Day Tour

  • Daily departure from La Fortuna.
  • Visit the historic city of San Carlos and the Solentiname Archipelago.
  • Boat tour of Lake Nicaragua. 
  • Traditional Nicaraguan lunch. 
  • Visit the “The Refuge” Farm Church.
  • Dedicated driver and small groups to assure the utmost attention and service.
  • A minimum of four days is required for immigration procedures.

  • La Fortuna
  • 12 hours
Departures
6:00 AM
From $0.00 p/p
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Nocturnal Experience Night walk

  • Discover the marvels of Costa Rica’s tropical rainforest after dark in this night hike. 
  • Visit the Frog Sanctuary. 
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional dinner prepared on a wood-burning stove while overlooking the San Carlos plains. 
  • Unique cultural experience with a traditional Costa Rican family. 
  • Dedicated driver and small groups to assure the utmost attention and service.

  • La Fortuna
  • 4 hours
Departures
5:00 PM
From $70.00 p/p
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Safari Float at Peñas Blancas River

Float along the Peñas Blancas River.

Tropical bird watching and mammal.

Tropical fruit served riverside.

  • La Fortuna
  • 4 hours
Departures
1:30 PM, 7:30 AM
From $76.00 p/p
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Sloth Watching Tour Day or Night Experience Costa Rica

  • Observe one of the most iconic animals of the Costa Rica rainforests, in its natural habitat. 
  • 1.5 km (1 mi) trail through the fascinating tropical rainforest and alongside a beautiful river. 
  • Morning, afternoon, and evening departures.
  • Observation equipment included.
  • Dedicated driver and small groups to assure the utmost attention and service.
  • Recommended for families

  • La Fortuna
  • 3 hours
Departures
8:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM
From $54.00 p/p
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Trekking in Hule Lagoon Volcanic Crater

  • 8 kms (5 miles) of moderate trekking with different sceneries.
  • Visit 2 lakes of volcanic origin.
  • Delicious lunch with a local Costa Rican family.
  • Dedicated driver and guide. Small groups to assure excellent personalized attention. 
  • All necessary equipment included.

  • La Fortuna
  • 9 hours
Departures
7:30 AM
From $108.00 p/p
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Venado Caves

Spelunking and caving exploration.

Underground trails of ancient rivers and sea beds, uncovered after millions of year.

Visit exotic rock formations such as “the papaya”, “the coral”, “the altar”, “the birthing canal”,and prehistoric marine fossils.

  • La Fortuna
  • 4 hours
Departures
7:30 AM, 1:00 PM
From $80.00 p/p
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Zipline and Ratfing

Consists of the 7 most extreme zip line cables of the park. Begin the tour with an adrenaline filled climb up a 54 feet high tower to fly over a 360 feet high canyon, the highest place in the park. You will cross a hanging bridge to our longest cable of 0.6 miles high above la Fortuna Waterfall with great views of downtown. Finally you will glide across the cables at high speeds of up to 43MPH.

Continue this amazing day with the best whitewater rafting Tour in Balsa River class II&III. Experience the most popular highlight in Costa Rica. At the end of this amazing day of adventure you will enjoy the best Costa Rican Typical lunch in a private restaurant.

  • La Fortuna
  • 8 hours
Departures
7:30 AM
From $0.00 p/p
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