La Fortuna de San Carlos

La Fortuna de San Carlos

The first inhabitant that had the District of La Fortuna arrived to these lands in the year 1930, it was the Martial Nicaraguan Jarquin, seated initially in what is today known as Treasury the Fortuna River.

In 1932 other inhabitants arrived among them Elias Koper, Alberto Quesada, Juana Vargas Ricardo Quirós, Jose Garro, Rufino and Isolina Quesada, Juan Ledesma, Red Porfirio, Julio Murillo and others that little by little left seating, product of the fame the lands acquired.

Initially this community was a village of the District of The Angeles of San Ramon and it was until the year 1950 when along whit La Tigra, was concreted a movement that concludes with a plesvicito where for their will the inhabitants decide to belong in the future to San Carlos' Canton.

This community was known by the name of the Burio, and because of the quality of the lands, the neighbors changed name and called "La Fortuna".
The first residents of the thirties classified the Area like one of the most dangerous. Eight of the first inhabitants mentioned got killed, among them Lupicio Quesada who died in an intent to arrive to those lands.

In the year 1952 together with the Tigra, La Fortuna was declared district number seven of San Carlos. It is starting from this date when the district begins to flourish and little by little becomes one of the most important at productive level of the area.

In 1968 the Arenal Volcano, which until then was an inoffensive hill, erupted and buried the community of Pueblo Nuevo and killing more than a hundred inhabitants. The lands of the District lost a lot of value and many of their residents left the place. However, little by little, spectaculared eruptions of the Volcano attracted tourists and with asphaltation of the highway in the year 1982, La Fortuna begins to experience a transformation, passing from an agricultural activity to the tourism, that nowadays is the one main generator of resources in the area.

La Fortuna de San Carlos

This is the way La Fortuna was born:

The district of La Fortuna was founded by Mr. Elias Koper, who arrived to the area in the year 1932, other founders were Red Porfirio, Martial Jarquin, Alberto Quesada, Juana Vargas, Jose Garro, Rufino and Isolina Quesada, Juan Ledezma, Julio Murillo and other.
La Fortuna is the district number seven of San Carlos' canton, it is located to 46 kilometers of Ciudad Quesada, embraces an area of 225 kilometers squares and has a population of 5.707 inhabitants.


Education

La Fortuna has a school and great quantity of schools at the moment in all the villages, for their blessing of being a district of enormous tourist attractiveness, the population has had to go getting ready in different fields to receive the national tourists and foreigners.


Production

It's potential at the moment is the cattle raising, although already the tourism is displacing him as source of revenues, but to have highly productive lands in La Fortuna you can cultivate almost everything.


Limits

La Fortuna limits whit Monterrey, Tilaran, La Tigra, Monte Verde and Florencia.


Comforts

In this district there are all the comforts that a person needs for living, also this town offers Hotels of high quality to the visitors, Restaurants and it's beautiful natural attractiveness such as the Arenal Volcano, the Arenal lake, La Fortuna Waterfall, among others tours.



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13 Responses to "La Fortuna" | Add a comment
  • lizbeth quesada montenegro said: July 24, 2013 (Costa Rica)

    BUENOS DIAS NECESITO UNA COTIZACION PARA UN GRUPO DE ESTUDIANTES SEXTO GRADO ,CON MUCHA AVENTURA TODO INCLUIDO ,SON 34 NINONOS Y 12 ADULTOS.
    PARA NOVIEMBRE DEL 2014.
    GRACIAS ESPERO SU RESPUESTA.


    LIZBETH QUESADA MONTENEGRO
    89542387
    24415640

  • lizbeth quesada montenegro said: July 24, 2013 (Costa Rica)

    BUENOS DIAS NECESITO UNA COTIZACION PARA UN GRUPO DE ESTUDIANTES SEXTO GRADO ,CON MUCHA AVENTURA TODO INCLUIDO ,SON 34 NINONOS Y 12 ADULTOS.
    PARA NOVIEMBRE DEL 2014.
    GRACIAS ESPERO SU RESPUESTA.


    LIZBETH QUESADA MONTENEGRO
    89542387
    24415640

  • oscar Alfaro said: March 17, 2013 (Canada)

    well what can i say i love my country and i have a quinta in la tigra near la fortuna about 1/2 hr from la fortuna and I'm seling it drop me an email at oalfaro86 @ hot amil. com my mane is osar

  • Scott Smith said: December 14, 2012 (United States)

    Wonderful place! The volcano is just amazing!

  • PETER said: December 12, 2012 (United States)

    I HAD A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE IN LA FORTUNA - WE STAYED AT A VERY COMFORTABLE GUEST HOUSE CALLED SLEEPING INDIAN - IT WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN AND THE STAFF WERE REALLY FREINDLY AND HELPFUL -EVEN TOOK US TO THE THERMAL RIVER AND DID NOT EVEN ASK FOR MONEY OR ANYRTHING! THESE GUYS PICKED US UP WHEN WE ARRIVED AND TRETED US GREAT THE WHOLE TIME. THE PLACE ITSELF WAS VERY COZY AND ALL THE ROOMS HAVE PRIVTE BATHROOMS. I WILL ALWAYS REMEBER OUR DAYS IN LA FORTUNA AND THESE LOVELY PEOPLE WHO HOSTED US

  • G.L.Kamath said: January 09, 2012 (India)

    Can you brief us about the Project. Since how many years the project is functioning. What is the net annual Income.Send us few more photographs. What is the latest development in the nearby locations.
    Thank you,
    G.L. Kamath

  • Julie said: November 18, 2011 (United States)

    Beth, I am a Spanish teacher who has traveled the world. I am 49 and am fluent in Spanish and English. However, I have been to many countries where I do not speak the language. First, there are pushy salesmen all over the world, including the US. YOU made the decision to go with Mario, and then complained about the hassle that ensued. I had a similar thing happen in Jamaica when I was trying to find the bus stop. That is part of traveling. Crying and acting like a baby is ridiculous. If you are not old enough to handle the situation like an adult, you should not travel. I have been to Costa Rica once and am returning next week. I found the Costa Rican people to be very courteous and respectful. But then again, that is how I treat others when I travel. Please read about cultural differences and where NOT to stay before your next trip. And fyi, I have stayed in many hostels and they are pretty crummy places to stay--you get what you pay for!

  • Zailyn said: July 26, 2011 (United States)

    I'm sorry to say anyone can have a bad experience. Unfortunately most U.S. Americans do not understand that outside the USA the cultures are very different. Just because there is a website and some quasi bilingual personnel, does not mean it is always a safe hotel, or tour. San Carlos is blessed with natural beauty, awesome people, families, and exceptional hotels. If you pay enough you will have the experience of a lifetime. I always go, and will continue to go. But, if you are acting like a cocky 20-something American, and worse yet, you pay for cheap accommodations, you will only get what you paid for.

  • pauleti said: April 24, 2011 (Costa Rica)

    Are there any bilingual schools in the area? If anyone knows please post.
    Thanks

  • Jess said: April 09, 2011 (Hong Kong)

    NEhao

  • UnKnown said: March 23, 2011 (Costa Rica)

    i am doing a report and what is the population of la fortuna?

  • Patricia Raley said: November 05, 2010 (United States)

    Beth, I am so sorry you have a bad experience. I am a costarrican living in the USA, when I hear this things I get sad. Most of the costaricans are sweeet and friendly...sadly I have to say there are people with no education and comun sense. For those who really care about Costa Rica and appreciate people like you that wants to know our country I apologize.
    I hope you come back to Costa Rica, It will be better.

    Patricia

  • Beth said: April 04, 2010 (United States)

    Loved La Fortuna itself, had a great whitewater rafting trip! However the hostels were TERRIBLE!
    A group of 5 college students, including me, were in La Fortuna for a few days. We were met at the bus stop by Mario, from Cabinas Jerry, who was pushy enough to convince us to go with him. After a day of being harrassed to buy tours, and, when we bought tours somewhere less invasive, ignored, insulted, yelled at, and given a raise in rates by said Mario who was unbelievably angry that we had betrayed his "friendship," we went to Gringo Pete's Too, hoping to find another place to stay. The man at the window told us no rooms were available and when we said ok and were about to walk away, started saying he did have rooms but we should stay where we were last night and we couldn't try to be friends with this staff after being friends with Mario.
    After explaining to him that we were being harrassed and that three 20-something girls were incredibly uncomfortable and, frankly, scared by Mario, he told us that was our own problem. Two of us started crying and he told us to go away, that we had our own free will and we should've asked him before.
    What kind of man turns down offering a safe haven to a few scared girls on the basis of a personal affront when they don't even know him, and what kind of business plan was this anyway?
    I was so angry, hurt, and incredibly disappointed by the incredibly juvenile staff. I can't believe anyone, especially a couple of young girls, could be treated this way by any person, particularly someone in hospitality. Beware!

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