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Arenal and La Fortuna Travel Guide

Arenal and La Fortuna Sports & Activities

Uncover sports & activities in Arenal and La Fortuna with our insider's guide.

Tour Operators

Danaus Ecocenter. A small ecotourism project outside town exhibits 500 species of tropical plants, abundant animal life—including sloths and...

Canopy Tours

Costa Rica Sky Adventures. This canopy tour–bridge walk–tram complex near La Fortuna is operated by the Sky Trek–Sky Walk folks in Monteverde...

Horseback Riding

Many agencies—many nothing more than a guy and a horse—lead riding tours between La Fortuna and Monteverde along treacherous trails. Some riders...

Rafting and Kayaking

Desafío and several other La Fortuna operators offer Class III and IV white-water trips on the Río Toro. The narrow river requires the use of...


Pure Trek Canyoning. Rappel down four waterfalls and one rock wall ranging in height from 12 to 50 meters (39 to 164 feet). Two guides lead...



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