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One Day In La Fortuna, Costa Rica: Itinerary to Transform and Travel

You want a whole new experience compared to last year. I am right there with you. That's why I am here in Costa Rica. Who doesn't love an overflow of sunshine, nature, and adventure? I know I do.


That's one of the reasons why I decided to spend not just One Day in La Fortuna or in Costa Rica, but about three months! By the end of my first day in Costa Rica, I could feel my spirit and soul shifting.


You may want to experience adventure, nature and the Pura Vida in Costa Rica. Traveling helps you transform in more ways than one when you travel to Costa Rica. No matter what your 2021 Vision for the year ahead is, you will definitely want to experience Costa Rica or add it to your bucket list.


It's easy to see why La Fortuna, Costa Rica speaks to your soul with the abundant beauty, warm weather, and adventure that surrounds you. The city and surrounding areas have a lot to offer including La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano, Danta Waterfall, Downtown La Fortuna and Church, and Hot Springs.


There's plenty to experience one day in La Fortuna, Costa Rica to transform and travel whether you come solo, with family, or with a group.. After you read this, you may want to make sure you stay longer in or nearby La Fortuna, Costa Rica


Follow this One Day in La Fortuna, Costa Rica Itinerary to Transform and Travel. It will help you make your travels transformational even it's a short trip. These are my recommendations for the top experiences for your one day in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.


Pura Vida!



Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Shot on my Sony A330



My Experiences With La Fortuna, Costa Rica

This is my first time in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Thanks to Costa Rica and Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb, I already know it won't be my last.


This is my second time to Costa Rica since 2016 when I hosted our transformation and travel retreat in Costa Rica in Playa Del Coco. I love experiencing an adventure with Airbnb.


Although I am staying in Costa Rica for close to three months, I love to create adventure days to share for myself and others whether you are somewhere short or long-term and want to create adventure days too. That's why I created One Day Travel guides.



Costa Rica Retreat in 2016 near Liberia in Playa Del Coco



My travels in Costa Rica include a focus on nature, adventure and healthy travel experiences. If you didn't know, I haven't drunk alcohol for over 5 years now. I feel healthier than High School.


For my first stay in or near La Fortuna, Costa Rica, I chose Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb in Sonafluca, which is about 5 minutes from La Fortuna Waterfall, and about 10 minutes from downtown La Fortuna. It is perfect for peace, tranquility, and for creating content like a boss,


I am considering it for a future retreat of ours as well!



Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica


Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Healthy Travel with Herbalife Nutrition Pool Side

Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Dragon Fly Hideaway Airbnb near La Fortuna, Costa Rica

All shots are my own on Canon EOSM100, Sony A330, and/or my iPhone 12 Mini.



Fun Facts About La Fortuna, Costa Rica


Travel lights me up in more ways than one. My story includes being conceived in Bulgaria, born in Poland, and in 4 countries by the time I was 2 (including a refugee camp in Italy.)


I love visiting La Fortuna, Costa Rica for many reasons. La Fortuna is one of the most talked about and visited destinations in Costa Rica. Although until 2020, about a million people visit La Fortuna, Costa Rica every year, only about 6,000 people live here.


The town La Fortuna boasts views of world renown Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica’s most active mountainous structure, as well as Lake Arenal which flows through the thermal waters of the country.


Did you know that Arenal Volcano erupted in the headlining eruption in 1968 covering the towns of Pueblo Nuevo, Tabacon and San Luis in ash, rocks and crumbled concrete–leaving 87 people dead?

Out of this tragedy, La Fortuna birthed hope and opportunity for rebuilding and livelihood.


As you walk around the town of La Fortuna, the influence of early Spanish colonizers is seen through the structures and church you see in downtown. La Fortuna is located about 70 miles from San Jose, Costa Rica.


La Fortuna is known to be an incredible jumping off point for your travels to Costa Rica for seeing Arenal Volcano and Arenal Lake, experiencing adventures like hikes, zip lining, and white water rafting, as well as relaxing in Hot Springs like Termalitas del Arenal.



One Day In La Fortuna, Costa Rica