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

Area Information - Info

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

Heavenly Luxury Property

Villa — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Master House: - 4 Bedrooms - 4 Bathrooms Guest House - 3 Bedrooms - 3 Bathrooms - 1 Jacuzzi Luxury House for sale in a unique and privileged location with private beach directly at Lake Arenal, only 3 minutes away from Nuevo...

  • 7
  • 7
  • Total Lot Size : 2.00 ha (4.94 acre)
  • $1,900,000

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

Other — 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

Lake Arenal Condos: Luxurious Volcano View Penthouse

Condominium — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This breathtaking Costa Rican property features an overall green design that embraces nature—37 acres of privately gated perfection overlooking a beautiful body of water. Blessed with idyllic weather and bordered by giant, old-growth...

  • 4
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 339.12 m² (3,650.24 sq ft)
  • $430,000

Casa Grandiose: Affordable Luxury Spanish Style Residence

House — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This Home is “A Botanical Paradise” high on a hill overlooking beautiful Lake Arenal. And only 1 block from the park and boat ramp. Close to Tabacon hot springs, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Cano Negro National parks and many beautiful...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 2,592.82 m² (27,908.77 sq ft)
  • $390,000

Breathtaking Gardens and Lake View: Home with pool and guest house

House — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

UNIQUE Opportunity; 2 homes on 6 acres. The main Lake view home, 1,300 sq. ft. is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with a swimming pool. The second home is a 2 bedroom 2 bath home of 1,300 square feet. The property is gated and convenient to the...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 2.42 ha (5.98 acre)
  • $389,000

Casa Alario: The Perfect Family Retreat With All Amenities

House — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This 3 Bedroom/3 bath home on just over 1/2 acre offers all the conveniences for a large family. One guest bedroom will sleep 6 with a queen bed and 2 sets of bunk beds. The floor plan is designed so that everyone has their own privacy....

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 2,319.00 m² (24,961.41 sq ft)
  • $375,000

Casa Buddha: US Standard Lake View Villa in Gated Subdivision

House — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Beautiful Spanish Style Villa in a gated subdivision of only 5 homes at a short distance to Nuevo Arenal. High Quality construction. Lake- and Sunset view. Professionally landscaped tropical garden. Private setting.

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 2,415.35 m² (25,998.51 sq ft)
  • $350,000

JK Development - Luxury Villa: Arenal lake and volcano view

Villa — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Modern spanish style Villa on a 1.24 acre lot, built in 2018, is located in a small development with a total of 10 lots. Outstanding views of Lake and volcano Arenal and surrounding mountains. Over 3000 square feet of size, this villa...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 0.50 ha (1.24 acre)
  • $349,000

Lake Arenal Condos: Condo For Sale in Lake Arenal area

Condominium — Residential Sale

Santa Rosa, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Set on a private hilltop overlooking Lake Arenal, this condo offers stunning views of the lake and the Arenal and Tenorio volcanoes. The light and spacious design of this condo begin with the large open plan kitchen fully fitted with...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 227.44 m² (2,448.13 sq ft)
  • $326,285

Lake Arenal: Gated Subdivision NO HOA

House — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Mediterranean Style Home with 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths within 7 minutes from Nuevo Arenal offers all the comforts. Large living area with fireplace, kitchen with separate dining area. Attached garage with storage space. Laundry area and...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 1,758.58 m² (18,929.12 sq ft)
  • $285,000

Tranquil/Secure/No HOA fees/Gated Community/Lake View Home

House — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Mediterranean style Lake Arenal view home on 3/4 of an acre situated in an upscale gated community with patches of jungle for animal watching! This home is 1,850 sq. ft. with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.with a practical kitchen. Living area...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 3,504.00 m² (37,716.59 sq ft)
  • $239,000

Arenal Lake and Volcano View Condominium

Condominium — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This condominium with one bedroom and one bathroom is located in Arenal, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Tilarán. This lakefront property with lake and mountain views is situated in the highland forest of Costa Rica. The land area...

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

Lake Arenal Condos: Lake View Condo For Sale

Condominium — Residential Sale

Santa Rosa, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Set on a private hilltop overlooking Lake Arenal, this condo offers stunning views of the lake and the Arenal and Tenorio volcanoes. The light and spacious design of this condo begin with the large open plan kitchen fully fitted with...

  • 1
  • 1
  • Total Lot Size : 98.08 m² (1,055.72 sq ft)
  • $227,495

Spanish style villa in gated community : Lake and Volcano view.

House — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spanish Style Villa on almost 1/4 acre lot which leaves space for a pool and/or entertainment building. This single story home offers 3 large bedrooms, 2 spacious baths (1 master, 1 Jack and Jill) both with tubs and separate shower stall,...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 899.58 m² (9,682.96 sq ft)
  • $225,000

CASA LAGUNITA: Modern Home surrounded by nature.

House — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This modern style 3/1 home on 1+ acre is located at the edge of the town Nuevo Arenal, at walking distance to all amenities and to lake access, as well as to one of the best restaurants in town. The home is selling with furniture and...

  • 3
  • 1
  • Total Lot Size : 4,623.00 m² (49,761.36 sq ft)
  • $219,000

Italian Style: Home with Lake View. SELLER FINANCING with 50% down

House — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Italian Style 2 story home, fully furnished just under 1/4 acre with stunning lake- forest- and sunset views. The lower level offers a large open concept living-dining area and kitchen with tropical hardwood cabinets, granite counter top,...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 840.51 m² (9,047.14 sq ft)
  • $189,000

UNDER CONTRACT!!!! ILLNESS FORCES SALE-Tranquility-Security-all The Comforts: Bali Style Home With Lake Arenal Views-SUPERB VALUE-SELLER WILL LISTEN TO ALL REASONABLE OFFERS!

House — Residential Sale

Puerto San Luis, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Cozy 2 bedrooms, one bath Bali Style Bungalow with loft for an office offers all the amenities for a full-time residence or vacation rental investment if one is not ready to retire at this time. Walk to the water and also within walking...

  • 2
  • 1
  • Total Lot Size : 384.36 m² (4,137.20 sq ft)
  • $120,000