Fortuna Sports & Outdoors

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    Bike Arenal

    by elji Updated Dec 4, 2004

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    You can rent bikes or take a guided mountain bike tour from Bike Arenal, www. bikearenal.com. They have a whole fleet of well maintained mountain bikes with shocks, including helmets and small repair kits and locks. We rented bikes for a half day and rode them from the shop out to the Rio Fortuna waterfall. This is a short ride (maybe 8 kilometers?) but, wow, is it STEEP! 4 kilometers is on a dirt road that is really a workout going up hill (but lots of fun coming down!). You can lock bikes up at the top and then hike down to the base of the falls ($6 entrance fee). That is quite spectacular, and it is yet another good workout on the thighs. :-) After that, you may want to ride some more around the area and explore while you have the bike too.

    Equipment: Bike rental at Bike Arenal is $12 for a half day and $18 for a full day. I am not sure what time they open, but I know they close at 5:45 p.m. and you must return the bike by that time. (It will be dark by then anyway.) I don't know how much the tours are, but I bet they are fun too.

    Please note that you will need your passport in order to rent a bicycle, and at least one person in your group must leave a passport at the shop and promise to pay up to $400 per bike if the bike is stolen or damaged while in your care.

    You can ride most of the way to the waterfall
    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Cycling

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    Sendero Camp Verde

    by blueskyjohn Updated Jan 25, 2015

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    Behind the Hotel Camp Verde is a trail that is well defined and only marked while you are on the grounds of Campo Verde. Wood signs point the way until you enter the jungle. The trail descends and the comes to an intersection. It is best to turn left here and in fact there is a sign pointing in this direction. The trail winds through the jungle and crosses a small stream. Later along the trail you can hear a larger stream. I enjoyed this experience of hiking in the jungle hearing the stream and the birds.

    The trail exits the jungle into a field. This field gets quite muddy after rain. Wear shoes that you don't mind getting dirty. The trail took about 20 minutes to complete. I recommend hiking this in the early morning as I heard Howler Monkey's in the morning so you would have a better chance of seeing the.

    Equipment: Shoes with good traction and you don't mind getting muddy.

    Related to:
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Ecoglide Zipline

    by blueskyjohn Updated Jan 25, 2015

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    Zip lining is one of the most popular activities in La Fortuna and Costa Rica. Ecoglide has 13 cables with the longest one being 1400 feet long. They also have a Tarzan swing. This is the best zipline company we have used in La Fortuna. The cost is $55 for adults and $45 for children. It is $45 for students with ID.

    The entire course takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

    Equipment: All equipment is supplied by Ecoglide

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Eco-Tourism

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    El toro

    by iammon Written Apr 10, 2008

    Do not miss out on spending a day river rafting on the el toro river (Bull river). The river has many class 3 and 4 rapids and is therefore a lot of fun and will give your heart some pumping action. The scenery is stunning. There are some calm streches where you acctually will be able to enjoy it :-) There is quite some wildlife to spot as well. We even saw a coral snake or one of his nonvenomous look alikes. You can never remember the rhyme if you should to: "Red and yellow, kill a fellow; red and black, venom lack".
    You can do short tours with about 1 1/2 hours on the river or one where you will be three hours on the river. Of couse the trips will vary according to the water conditions. I recommend the longer one which includes some stops and lunch.

    Equipment: If you have bring some shoes you can get into the water. The tour organizer will have some boxes to keep your stuff try.

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    Related to:
    • Kayaking

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    White Water Rafting

    by Snipernurse Written Jun 3, 2008

    A great time with Desafio white water rafting. A great work out and pretty intense. Sometimes people do get hurt, but luckily our group went unscathed. A well run operation. Remember to bargain amongst the different companies when you get there!

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