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See lava flow from Costa Rica's most active volcano, Arenal, in the quiet and quaint town of La Fortuna. Arenal Volcano can be seen and often heard from almost anywhere in the town of La Fortuna, as well as from many places in the greater San Carlos area. La Fortuna is accessible from the San Jose or Liberia Airports by a Costa Rica car hire.
A major attraction in the La Fortuna and Arenal area are the many natural hot mineral springs created by the geothermal heat from the volcano. You can visit these naturally heated waters at fine resorts such as Baldi, Tabacón, and Ecotermales.
Arenal Volcano measures at least 1,633 meters, and is your typical conical shaped volcano crater, spanning 140 meters. In 1968 Arenal had a major eruption and destroyed the small town of Tabacón, which is now the name of a very popular resort spa and hot springs in the area.
In addition to relaxing at the hot springs, La Fortuna is also known as the adventure capital of Costa Rica. Every tropical adventure activity can be found here, from white water rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, zipline and canopy tours to canoeing down waterfalls.
It is most convenient to have a Costa Rica car hire while traveling around La Fortuna to the hot springs, various activities, or just from your hotel out to eat. Aside from the cluster of shops and restaurants around central La Fortuna, you will find that the activities and businesses are rather spread out along the road around the volcano, and cab fares can add up quickly.