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Arenal Volcano Travel Tips

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Arenal Travel Tips

Travel tips

There are many services around La Fortuna de San Carlos.

Here some tips:

1) Taxis in La Fortuna work from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Taxi station is located by the park, the thephone number is 2479-9605.
Near to the taxi station, there are informal taxis available 24 hrs.

2) Supermarkets open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

3) Most of the Shops and Souvenirs are opened from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

4) Bus Station is located 100mts south of the Catholic Church; there you can take the buses to Tilaran, Ciudad Quesada & San Ramon. You don’t need to buy a ticket in advance; you pay directly to the driver.

5) Drugstore: There are three drugstores located at downtown and open until 8 p.m.

6) There are two Gas Stations available 24 hrs (Gasolinera Fortuna & Gasolinera La Cristalina).

7) Travel Checks are a safe way to carry money, BUT NOT all the places take it and if they take it you have to pay a comission. You can change travel ckecks directly at the bank with your passport, but any ways, you have to pay a comision of 1%.

8) The best way to save money is buying a Calling Card VIAJERA 199, $8 approx, you can use it

from all the telephone cabins and reuse it many times (you can talk for 25 minutes total approx).
Calling cards are available at the supermarkets.

9) Credit Cards are largely accepted as well as the US currency.

Recommended Restaurants in La Fortuna

Recommended Restaurants in La Fortuna:

  • - Nenes Restarant.
  • - El Establo.
  • - Chicharonera Chelas.
  • - La Pradera Restaurant.
  • - Volcano Lodge Restaurant.
  • - Rancho Paraiso Steak House.
  • - Arenas Steak House.
  • - El Novillo Steak House.

Night life in the Arenal Volcano area

Night life in the Arenal Volcano area:

  • - VOLCAN LOOK DISCOTECK (Latin music).
  • - VAGABUNDO MUSIC BAR (good music, pool tables and nice place).
  • - RANCHO LA CASCADA (big TV’s , nice place to take a drink).
  • - LUIGUI’S CASINO.

Banks in La Fortuna

Banks in La Fortuna Costa Rica

  • - BANCO NACIONAL.
  • - BANCO DE COSTA RICA.
  • - BANCO POPULAR.
  • - BANCO DE SAN JOSE.
  • - COOCIQUE.

Available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
They are located in town.