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Customer Travel Tips for La Fortuna

72% Avg. city rating Rated by 125 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 76%

Shopping 61%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 83%

Culture 63%

Nightlife / partying 58%

Value for money 70%

Customer Travel Tips for La Fortuna

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76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


22 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Bring binoculars

Liked: The hiking

Disliked: There is cost to enjoy national parks

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Don't listen to them for travel information.

Liked: Good breakfast. Nice place.

Disliked: Bad information

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


08 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: N/A

Liked: Beautiful, peaceful, lots to do.

Disliked: N/A

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


28 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Enjoy the ziplining!

Liked: Amazing for outdoor activities such as ziplining and hikes.

Disliked: Not much food variety, and food was generally overpriced.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


11 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Only stay a couple of days

Liked: Tours are great

Disliked: No

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


11 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Walk - its the easiest way to get around.

Liked: Hiking

Disliked: public transit is only cabs or tours

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


14 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Customer Travel Tip: Ask taxis if they have meters.

Liked: Everything is close.

Disliked: No.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


08 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Go to the cheapest hotspring, they are all the same.

Liked: The Volcanoes and the hot springs.

Disliked: Food isn´t that good.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
69% Avg. rating


07 Mar 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Do the cerro chato, the hike is hard but it is worth it!

Liked: Great outdoor activities

Disliked: You have to pay for every single activity and there is no public bus to the sightseeing spots, parks etc.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


25 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Free swimminghole

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Nothing

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


23 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Check out the Cerro Chatto hike if you are up for a challenge! If you are doing the Arenal lava fields hike, a bit more laid back, ask for Ramone. He was an amazing guide with a great sense of humor and very knowledgeable about the area.

Liked: Beautiful place! Lots of outdoor adventures. View of Arenal volcano from the town; awesome seafood pretty much everywhere

Disliked: Nope.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


14 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Come when the sun is shining

Liked: It's nice small city

Disliked: -

40% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
40% Avg. rating


02 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Come with a lot of money or avoid it.

Liked: Nice view on the volcano from anywhere in town.

Disliked: Really super expensive. Impossible to climb the volcano. Probly the biggest tourist catch i've seen so far. Nice village if you have a big budget otherwise it should be avoided. There is a lot of alternative in Costa Rica.

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


01 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Hot spring

Liked: Hot springs

Disliked: The tour is too expensive

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
64% Avg. rating


22 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: You only need a few days in la fortuna to do all of the sightseeing.

Liked: You could walk to most places. Sightseeing close by. Good food.

Disliked: Not enough ATM's around.

20% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
20% Avg. rating


12 Jan 2015

Customer Travel Tip: not there, doesn't exist

Liked: not there, doesn't exist

Disliked: not there, doesn't exist

40% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
40% Avg. rating


09 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Check the weather before you go!

Liked: It's a nice town.

Disliked: It is really really commercial and over priced

51% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 20%
51% Avg. rating


30 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Book in advanced. GO TO LA HORMIGA

Liked: Center of all excursions. Safe area

Disliked: Not a lot of good restaurants. Very touristy and expensive

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


24 May 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Go to "Los Laureles" hot springs. They are very nice and cheap compared to the rest (12 dollars per person) and quiet from 5 pm. There are also free hot springs. Just ask the taxi driver to drive you to "Las termales del rio Tabacon".

Liked: The nature, the Arenal volcano and the hot springs.

Disliked: There aren't many buses and you almost have to take the taxi whenever you want to anything. All the excursions are very expensive, as are the entrance fees for the hot springs in general.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
53% Avg. rating


24 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Dont take taxi back from ka fortuna waterfall. Walk back.

Liked: Central park. Walking back from la fortuna waterfall.

Disliked: High prices of organised activities.

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72% Avg. city rating Rated by 125 customers

Activities / excursions 89%

Restaurants / eating out 76%

Shopping 61%

Chilling out / relaxing 82%

Getting around / public transport 67%

Sightseeing 83%

Culture 63%

Nightlife / partying 58%

Value for money 70%

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