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La Fortuna has a perfect view of Volcán Arenal, the most active and youngest volcano in Costa Rica.
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Laguna de Arenal just before dark. The lake is man-made and provides water to the entire surrounding region.
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Volcán Arenal emits steam regularly and on clear nights you can see lava rolling down the mountainsides.
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To get from La Fortuna to the nearby town of Monteverde, travelers have to cross Laguna de Arenal, the country’s largest lake.
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Travelers explore Monteverde’s hillsides on horseback. (Horseback riding Finca Agroecoturistica Las Brisas: (506) 26-45-59-37/ firstname.lastname@example.org)
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A leafcutter ant, pointed out on the guided night walk through the Ecological Sanctuary in Monteverde.
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A tarantula at Monteverde’s Ecological Sanctuary.
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To get to and from Monteverde, you have to take a long and bumpy ride through the mountains, but the beautiful green landscape makes up for it.
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Playa Tamarindo, on the Pacific side of Costa Rica, in March. The hot and humid weather makes it hard to do anything except lounge on the beach and play in the waves, La Fortuna.
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A view of La Fortuna from Hotel Vista del Cerro.