Arenal & La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Arenal and La Fortuna: Life Under the Majesty of a Volcano

Arenal & Nuevo Arenal - Property Types

La Fortuna - Property Types

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Once considered one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world, the Arenal Volcano is inarguably one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica. While it’s rare to see an explosion these days (the volcano laid entirely dormant from 2010 to 2012), the Arenal Volcano National Park and surrounding area offers adventure hikes, bird watching, or simply a relaxing soak in the hot springs. 

La Fortuna:  The town of La Fortuna is the top tourist destination in Arenal and has many hotels, restaurants, bars, and resorts.  However, the town is still small with a population of 10,000 people and just one main street.  There are many local restaurants serving typical Costa Rican food as well as places serving Western dishes, a few grocery stores, banks, and even a nightclub with an almost exclusively local following.  Most people use La Fortuna as their home base while exploring the nearby Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, and the famous Baldi and Tabacon hotsprings.  Expats who live in La Fortuna predominantly work in tourism.  

Nuevo Arenal: This small town sits on the northeast side of Lake Arenal at the base of the Arenal Volcano. It was created in 1973 when Lake Arenal was expanded as part of a hydroelectric project to provide electricity to the rest of the country.  Today it provides easy access to many attractions including Lake Arenal, the Arenal Volcano National Park, and the Arenal Botanical Gardens.

Despite its size, Nuevo Arenal has all of the necessities thanks to the growing expat population.  Here, one can find grocery stores, a post office, banks, a pharmacy, and a medical clinic.  There are many expat owned restaurants and cafes, bakeries, boutique hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, and art galleries, which create a great community feel around the lake.  

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There is a wide variety of individual farms and  homes as well as different communities around the lake, volcano and national park.  Real estate around the lake ranges from rustic, traditional style homes to luxurious residences in gated communities.

All Homes & Farms for Sale in Arenal & Nuevo Arenal

Casa Blanca: Luxury 5-Villa Estate on 6.5 Lush Acres Overlooking Lake Arenal!

5 Villas — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Blanca at Lake Arenal sits on 6.5 lush, gated awe inspiring acres, it is located in a gated community and has two of its own private gated driveways. Only a mile from the town of Nuevo Arenal (a short 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive...

  • 7
  • 7
  • Total Lot Size : 2.63 ha (6.50 acre)
  • $997,000

Countryside, Lakefront and Mountain House For Sale in Arenal

House — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This house with 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is located in Arenal, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Tilarán. This countryside, lakefront and mountain property with garden, greenbelt and mountain views is situated in the highland...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 0.82 ha (2.03 acre)
  • $365,000

Sunset Chalet : A-Frame home with views : REDUCED price : Seller motivated !

House — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Rustic Chalet Style 2-story home on 1.4 acres of tropical gardens, in residential area just 10 Minutes from Nuevo Arenal. On the main floor the home offers an open concept living- and dining area with kitchen, laundry-pantry-storage room,...

  • 3
  • 1
  • Total Lot Size : 0.57 ha (1.41 acre)
  • $239,000

SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE ! Luxurious Gated Condominium Community

Condominium — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

These luxury condominiums ranging from 1-3 bedrooms and baths located in Arenal, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Tilarán. This countryside, lakefront and mountain property with, garden, greenbelt, lake, mountain and wooded views is...

  • 1
  • 1
  • Total Lot Size : 14.83 ha (36.65 acre)
  • $230,000