The Villa Hermosa, Costa Rica


There is so much to do here in the La Fortuna area that it's called the 'Adventure Capital of Costa Rica'!  Below are the top 5 tours that are most popular with our guests but there are so many more to choose from.  If you are looking for something that you don't see on here please contact us and we'll do our best to help you!  We have also done all of these tours & more so we'd be happy to answer any of your questions!

We constantly get asked "Is it really worth getting a guide when going on a hike".  The short answer is YES!  You can absolutely go for a beautiful hike by yourself at the Hanging Bridges or Rio Celeste but if you want to see all of the mammals, birds, frogs that are around you, the eye of a trained guide makes all the difference.  We only recommend the best guides and tour companies as we want you to have the best vacation possible! 
Additional things to do in this area are:  Mountain Biking, Sportsfishing, Spelunking, Cooking Classes, Hot Air Balloon, Safari Float, Kayaking, Spa Packages and more!
There are many Hot Springs in the area to choose from and at all different price points.  No tours are needed for the hot springs but reservations may be depending on the time of year (Easter & Christmas you'll definitely have to have reservations).  Here's some information we put together about the local hot springs and we'll be happy to help you choose which one is right for you!  Hot Springs Comparison
Private guided tours with a professional guide.  Tours are completely private so you will be the only ones with the large crowds!  The best thing is to let us know what you are looking for and we'll match you with the right guide and the right place!  We are here to help you arrange anything & everything you are looking for so have questions?  Contact us at're happy to help!
Canyoneering is by far the most unique experience you can have here near the volcano Arenal!  This tour combines rappelling down waterfalls, trekking through rivers and is an experience of a lifetime.  Recommended for ages 5-75 in good physical condition.

Tours:  7:00am, Noon 
Duration:  Approximately 4 hours
Whether you've never rafted before or you've done so in other countries, white water river rafting through the jungles of Costa Rica is an experience like no other.  This is a great half day tour and it's only 30 minutes from La Fortuna!  There is wildlife all around you when you're going down the Rio Balsa River so usually you will see monkeys, toucans,  tropical birds & more. 

Tour:  11:00am  (pick-up time varies according to hotel location)
Duration:  Approximately 4.5 hours
Looking for a bit more adventure than the Class II rapids?  The Rio Toro has a series of over 45 continuous rapids and you'll spend more than 2.5 hours rafting through unexplored tropical wilderness on a small-group tour.  This exciting river is located only 1 hour from La Fortuna.

Tour:  8:30am (pick-up time varies according to hotel location
Duration:  Approximately 7 hours
Rio Celeste, with its beautiful blue waters, is about a 2 hour drive from La Fortuna.  This all day tour will take you to the Rio Celeste National Park that is by Tenorio Volcano and the thick jungle that surrounds it.  The hike is a 4 hour "intermediate" hike (approx 7 km) and your guide will show you all the wildlife hiding in the forest and you'll learn about the local flora. 

Tour:  7:30am (pick-up tie varies according to hotel location)
Duration:  Approximately 8 hours