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

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 ALBA: Countryside, Lakefront and Mountain House For Sale in Nuevo Arenal

House — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This house with 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms is located in Nuevo Arenal, Guanacaste Costa Rica, in the county of Tilarán. This countryside, lakefront and mountain property with garden, greenbelt, lake and mountain views is situated in the...

  • 7
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 0.70 ha (1.73 acre)
  • $1,180,000

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

CASA UNION: VILLA EN LA MONTANA CON VISTA AL LAGO

Villa — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Investir en Costa Rica en Una Villa con una vista extraordinaria Vista panoramica del Lago de Nuevo incomparable y con un clima apropiado para las epocas mas calidas del ano, oscila entre 19 y 20 grados centigrados .

  • 5
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 1,079.00 m² (11,614.21 sq ft)
  • $890,000

Modern Luxury Home On Over 1 Acre: Smartly Designed-A Must See

House — Residential Sale

Nuevo Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This well-constructed efficient 3 bedroom 2-1/2 bath split level home is 4,266 square foot under roof home situated on a 5,358.79 square meter (1.30 acre) lot. Wood accents by the finest wood artisan in the area. The kitchen design is...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 0.53 ha (1.31 acre)
  • $525,000

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

Buy all or part: Breathtaking Gardens and Lake View: Home with pool and guest house

House — Residential Sale

Arenal, Arenal, Tilarán, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

UNIQUE Opportunity; 2 homes and pool 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...

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

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

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

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

Bali Style Home: Exclusive Community

House — Residential Sale

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

Tranquil, safe and close to amenities this Bali Style home has it all. 2 Bedrooms 1 bath home with a loft that could be used as a 3rd bedroom or office/hobby space. A potential income earner while you wait to retire or a modest comfortable...

  • 2
  • 1
  • Total Lot Size : 596.85 m² (6,424.41 sq ft)
  • $135,000