Costa Rica: Canyoning, mountain biking, waterfall and hot springs in La Fortuna

Adventure in Costa Rica continues! And so much happened in La Fortuna. La Fortuna is a small city located in San Carlos and is home of Arenal Volcano, a volcano that erupted in 1968. The Volcano area is just perfect for outdoor activities and there was so much to do and see.

La Fortuna in itself is not really a big deal, you go there to explore nature, and we really did. During our two days there we did two mountain bike trips (or more biking on very bumpy roads). One was in the areas where people of La Fortuna lived. It was a great way to see the local life, from the schools and the small shops to the growing of Plantanes and Pine apple (largest export of Costa Rica). The other bike trip was part of our next leg of the trip towards Monteverde and was around the volcano with great lake views. We did never see the top of the volcano though, to foggy, very few people have that pleasure just visiting for a few days.  

La Fortuna also has La Catarata de la Fortuna, a waterfall that falls from a height of 70 meters and many resorts with natural hot springs temperate enough to bathe in. The waterfall was beautiful. And spending time in the hot springs with a swim in bar after a very wet day (tropical rain and canyoning) was really really nice. Being surrounded by other tourists in every activity you did was not so very nice, but it's just one of the things you have to deal with in a place like La Fortuna. We are all tourists after all... Even though I felt more like an adventurer on my travel around Costa Rica.

Anyways, the no doubt best thing I did in La Fortuna (and one of the best experiences of the trip) was canyoning in the Lost Canyon! Two hours of rappeling and walking in the Canyon was just amazing, wet and very exciting. A must do in La Fortuna! Just check out these pics of me rappeling there: