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La Fortuna waterfall

29Apr

LA FORTUNA RIVER WATERFALL

 

The Fortuna River Waterfall is a natural area managed sustainably by Integral Development Association of La Fortuna (ADIFORT), a non-profit organization founded since August 31, 1969, having as its main objective to ensure the well-being and growth of La Fortuna community, through the work execution of road infrastructure, environment, education, promotion of sport and culture, community beautification and strengthening of public safety; projects that are possible to run thanks to funds raised by the visit of each tourist to this natural space.

The Fortuna River waterfall is located in a biological reserve with an area of 210 acres of transition premontane tropical wet forest, part of the Arenal Volcano National Park and is located at 520 meters over the sea level, where there are sources of our mountains and the waters of the Fortuna River. Within this sector is the Cerro de los Perdidos, Placas de Mayo and Cerro Chato, which are based on rocky foundations of great geological value, causing in turn a lush and scenic beauty.

To observe this splendid 70 meters high waterfall, visitors must pass a path of approximately 530 steps, which offers greater security to its passage and comfortable areas for rest and hydration through a forest with native trees of the area. Once in front of the waterfall, you will find a spacious and comfortable vantage point from which you can freeze your memories using unique and previously unpublished photographs, and finally take a refreshing swim in the clear waters of the Fortuna River

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Top 5 best activities in Arenal

26Apr

The area around the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, about 80 miles north of San Jose, in the center of the narrow country, La Fortuna is known as the adventure capital of Costa Rica. With a diverse landscape that has an active volcano, forests full of life, and waterfalls.

Access more info. at: www.goadventurepark.com / http://montanatourscr.com/

We select a list of 5 of the best activities in La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano

1- Hike in the Arenal Volcano National Park
Without a doubt you can not miss the visit to the Arenal Volcano National Park, this is the home of the great father of the volcanoes of Costa Rica. With its perfectly formed cone imposes its presence and its energy on all who visit it. Around the park, there are different marked trails that will take you to different areas of the park, including the most recent volcanic lava trails. Our guides will lead you on a hike through the tropical forest around the base of the volcano, where you will be very close to the colossus! It is everything you expect a volcano to be!

2- Hanging bridges
Hanging bridges, a set of raised walkways above the tree canopy, provide a bird’s eye view of the jungle. The walk is not strenuous (maybe with the exception of those who are afraid of heights) and can be done during the day or night. During the walk, you can look over the jungle.

3- Canopy/ Zipline
The Go Adventure Park offers unforgettable fun, you will fly on a zip line through the tropical forest canopy. The nine 9 cables will make you spend a moment with a lot of adrenaline, in addition, you will be able to enjoy the unlimited use of time in thermal mineral water pools, an excellent option to live this area to the fullest.
Each cable line is different and presents a new challenge. In some, it glides slowly along an almost flat line of a platform as it is apt to look for toucans, howler monkeys. Other lines are much more pronounced and fast, which becomes a stimulating walk on the green forest landscape.

4-Water activities: Tubing tour, Rio Fortuna waterfall, and rafting
The tubing tour is a different activity that is carried out on the Arenal river current, you will enjoy an individual activity in class 1 and 2 streams, downstream while having fun floating by the river, you will be able to observe monkeys, a big variety of birds and some mammals.

The Fortuna River falls are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Costa Rica, this impressive place is accessible to all explorers, during the visit you can explore the trails that will take you to the crystalline pools where you can swim and enjoy the wonderful view of mother nature.

The rafting is a sport and recreational activity that consists in traversing the bed of rivers in the direction of the current (downstream) with a degree of turbulence, usually on an inflatable raft. The raft will be accompanied by a specialist of the activity who will guide the raft throughout the course, while his team attends paddling. An activity with a lot of adrenaline!

5- Hot Springs / Hot springs
Arenal is also known for its thermal waters. Relaxing in a pool of hot water is not exactly an adventure activity – but it is an unmissable activity that will make you spend a very relaxing time on the slopes of the Arenal Volcano; In addition to having great health benefits, check it out!

 

 

Volcanic mud baths

26Apr

The secret of a forever young skin

Volcanic mud is an element of nature that can give you beauty and health thanks to its almost magical properties. They consist of a mixture of volcanic mud and thermal water resulting from geological processes over many years. Its components are mainly various mineral salts such: sulfur, magnesium, potassium, sodium, calcium, iodine, iron, aluminum, zinc. Scientific studies have shown that it’s chemical composition contains high cleansing properties and possess the main mineral salts that help humans to nourish and regenerate their body.

They can be used in body baths, compresses, full body wraps and faces masks.
Among the therapeutic and derma-cosmetological properties of volcanic mud, the following stand out:

• Anti-inflammatory action, soothing and great absorption power.
• Acts as a stimulant of cutaneous formation, not only purifying and healing the skin but also promoting the expulsion of uric acid.
• Encourages cell reproduction.
• Chemically possesses mineral salts and trace elements that the body needs.
• It Powerfully stimulates circulation.
• Acts as tissue restorative.
• Remineralizes and balances the pH.
• This volcanic thermal mud is the only one that can be placed on the eyelids without any reaction.
• It produces an organic hyperactivation.
• Performs a deep polish on the skin.
• It has immediate inflammatory and calming action.
• Acts intensely on skins that have very large pores, as an unbeatable astringent, eliminating excess oil and sealing pores.

AESTHETIC APPLICATIONS

• Prevention of skin aging
• Treatment of dry and dehydrated skin
• Restorative of skins exposed to chemotherapy
• Stains
• Flaccidity and Cellulite
• Anti-acne
• Deep cleansing of the skin
• Varicose spills
• Lymphatic drainage
• Hair loss

MEDICAL APPLICATIONS.
•Rheumatism
• Arthrosis and arthritis
•Varicose veins
• Psoriasis and eczema
• Rosaceae

During your stay at Montaña de Fuego Resort & Spa, you can enjoy outdoor volcanic mud baths totally free in our thermal facilities, which will help you obtain beautiful and vital skin. Or you can also perform different professional treatments in our Engadi spa, which will guarantee immediate results.

We recommend you to make several volcanic mud baths in the whole body and let it act for half an hour. This procedure will help to tone and re-activate the enzymatic development of the skin and tissues.

 

Arenal Volcano facts Costa Rica

03Jul

The amazing Arenal Volcano. Located in La Fortuna, a unique town in the North plains of Costa Rica, one of the best places in Costa Rica for relaxing and have fun, serves as the principal gateway for visiting  Volcán Arenal National Park, and it’s one of the top destinations for travelers in Costa Rica.

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