LaFortuna is the closest place for shopping, healthcare and other services from Arenal Hills
LaFortuna is a bustling community where both tourists and locals mix and mingle. A base point for many who hike and camp on the Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna offers all the souvenir shopping your heart desires, as well as all the day-to-day conveniences you can’t live without.
While some may think of this area as “remote,” it’s actually quite well connected. In the 23-block area that makes up the downtown core of LaFortuna alone, there are no less than 17 restaurants, bakeries and candy stores. There are also farmer’s markets, meat markets, fish vendors, wine and spirits stores, and supermarkets.
Here you’ll also find several laundry services, dental clinics, physicians’ offices, pharmacies, veterinarians, adventure tour guides, fashion boutiques, car rental agencies, and a myriad of unique collectibles shops.
San Jose is approximately two hours from your door at Arenal Hills, and offers some of the world’s finest medical facilities, an international airport, concert halls, museums, and everything you would expect from a Costa Rica’s capital city of more than 288,000. San Jose is the sixth-most important destination in Latin America, according to the MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index and ranks 15th in the world’s fastest-growing destination cities by visitor cross-border spending.