La Fortuna, Costa Rica Budget Travel Vlog 2022 | Arenal Volcano, Rio Celeste, Hot Springs |

La Fortuna, Costa Rica Budget Travel Vlog 2022 | Arenal Volcano, Rio Celeste, Hot Springs |

La Fortuna offers so much variety when it comes to things to do and see in Costa Rica! We spent four days in La Fortuna and enjoyed every minute of it, especially because everything was so affordable! The local food was so flavorful and being immersed in such lush nature was absolutely breath-taking. If you’re lucky, you might catch a view of the Arenal Volcano when it’s not hiding behind the clouds. We were able to see the sunset over the volcano and it was a sight like no other! La Fortuna is amazing overall. Don’t get us started on the waterfalls and the sky blue waters – watch for yourself! If you enjoy this video, please be sure to SUBSCRIBE for future content; we greatly appreciate it!

The Hertz/Firefly Car Rental in San Jose Costa Rica provided the WORST customer service we have ever experienced from a car rental place (They gave away the automatic car we reserved, only gave us an option to drive a manual car which we were unable to do, and even if we were able to drive manual they increased the daily rental price 10-fold).

We recommend you look elsewhere for a car rental or check out our truly AMAZING Uber driver and friend named ALEJANDRO who drove us all over Costa Rica.

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Time Stamps:
0:00 Drone Footage Introduction of Costa Rica
0:34 Trip Itinerary
0:48 Rental Car to AVOID in Costa Rica
1:41 La Paz Waterfall
1:59 Airbnb #1 La Fortuna (Linked above)
2:42 El Salto Free Rope Swing
5:28 Arenal Volcano
5:50 Pollo Fortuneno Downtown Restaurant
7:22 Rio Celeste Tour – Full video linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93K1SdlbuaY&t=444s
9:23 Free Tabacon Hot Springs
11:01 Restaurante Tiquicia
11:40 Mistico Hanging Bridges – Full video linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tVFk32d-6w
12:51 Covid 19 Test in La Fortuna Costa Rica
13:02 Paradise Lake Access
15:13 Airbnb #2 La Fortuna (Linked above)
15:58 La Parada Restaurant
16:30 La Fortuna Waterfall
20:20 Soda Viquez Restaurant
21:27 Soda La Hormiga
21:57 Alejandro Uber Driver (Contact Info: +506-5712-4933)

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  1. Do you recommend I exchange money from US dollar to Costa Rican colones? I was reading that their is an additional surcharge for US dollars.

  2. Do you think La Fortuna would be good for a 10 year old? My kid loves to explore jungles and nature but I’m not sure how much endurance she will need to go on the hikes.

  3. only 4 minutes in and this is one of the best vlogs I seen lol I going there next months and watched many videos that give little to no information or some over priced stuff I cant afford haha thank you

  4. Amazing video! Headed to Costa Rica in a week for a solid 5 days! Thanks for the great content. Quick question what video camera are you using to film?

  5. Great video! I’m planning a trip for the first week of September for only 4 days and am flying into SJO. Is the drive to la fortuna worth it? I know it’s typically rainy during this time.

  6. Your videos are awesome! I just found your channel a couple of weeks ago, and I’m already planning trips to St. Lucia and Costa Rica. My wife and I are flying to Turks and Caicos this weekend, but now I’m having second thoughts!

  7. Just a warning to those visiting the rivers or free hot springs, please do so during the dry season. Many people have drowned during the rainy season due to heads of water dragging them away.

  8. This was a beautiful day! You guys explored lots of stuff! We are planning to go to Porto Rico soon! You guys just gave us a really cool guide! Much love from us

  9. My wife and I are planning to immigrate there next year. We’ve been doing a lot of research on residency and especially watching a lot of videos. We came across yours yesterday and we were totally amazed at how well you described everything in detail and giving us prices which we have not come across yet. The greatest thing was telling us to wear water shoes in the water because of the rocks! Thank you so much! This is probably one of the most informative videos I have seen to date, short, sweet and simple gorgeous.

  10. i’m going to costa rica as a graduation trip with my family & now im so pumped!! y’all really captured costa rica 😌😌

  11. Wow!!! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us. I’m planning a similar trip with the next few month’s and now you have given me more to think about. Love the info and all of the pricing breakdowns. Cheers!

  12. Hi! I’m traveling to La Fortuna this Sunday! How did you guys schedule your Covid testing? Was the information provided by your host or did you have a website or phone number to reach to a service?

  13. I’m going to Costa Rica by myself and do you have any good places I can stop I’m going to be in jaco and Santa ann

  14. I Saved many places! Thanks I love your style also. Checkout my vlogs. Any constructive criticism is welcomed. Trying to get better and gain a bigger audience! That goes for anyone who see this comment!

  15. And which airport did you fly into? SJO? Oh wait, duh…I can Google that, sorry. Anywho, thank you for all of the resources. I will be using them all!

  16. Chews Very nice video i am planning go to CR in september i like also to go to the Beach for relax and swimming not too much People is it good Jaco or bea in Manuel Antonio? Thks too much for helping info😍

  17. Totally going for my birthday in March it’s actually my plan to get rental property to have available whenever 🧘🏽‍♀️🙏🏾

  18. Did you club it vosta rica is my base for Perpetual touring im up in Tilaran mountain rural town what about galleo pinto be and and arroz con pollo the people are beyond nice😀

  19. Hey guys! Great Video. I will be traveling to CR in August with my wife and two kids. My first three days will be in la Fortuna. Do you guys have any particular suggestions for kids? (4 and 11). Again thank you for sharing your experience. Probably one of the best youtube videos of Costa Rica I have seen so far.

  20. Hey, who was your tour guide that you mentioned took you to swim? I am visiting CR this year and would love to connect with him! Thank you! Amanda

  21. Hey! Thank you so much for this video! It really was our inspiration as to what activities to do in Costa Rica.

    We spent the majority of the time in the Airbnb you mentioned and we used Alejandro to get us from San Jose to La Fortuna. He is so nice! Also he said this video has greatly helped his business grow and now he’s working on getting a website made and multiple vehicles.

    The free hot springs in LF were really nice and it was awesome how large the area was. We’ve had some amazing (and cheap!) food in LF and went to Tiquicia Restaurante multiple times. I highly recommend others to visit!

  22. My partner and I are currently planning a trip to La Fortuna, Costa Rica. Is there a direct flight to La Fortuna or would we have to fly into San Jose first?

  23. Wow this is a great video!!! Love the video quality, all the info shared and also your calm personalities – everything was on point! Will be watching lots more!

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