San Carlos is an outstandingly beautiful canton with wide green plains and blue mountains. Places like La Fortuna host tourists visiting the Arenal Volcano.
This canton is abundant in agricultural and livestock products, rivers, waterfalls and hot springs, mountainous areas full tree species and intense wildlife that the visitor can enjoy thanks to a wide network of roads and an excellent hotel offer.
The main cities of San Carlos
- Ciudad Quesada
Although Ciudad Quesada is a relatively small community it is the main center of the economic, social, political and religious activities of San Carlos, canton nº 10 of the province of Alajuela.
It is also a community with an exquisite gastronomic offer, a wide range of lodging options and a point of reference to travel to dozens of other peaceful towns and natural treasures such as the Juan Castro Blanco National Park.
- La Fortuna
It is one of the most attractive towns in Costa Rica due to its own peculiarities, the Arenal volcano serving as background decoration and the Arenal reservoir, a beautiful artificial lake whose waters are used to generate energy. In addition, its waters are perfect to practice various sports such as windsurfing, fishing, and kayaking.
The Arenal Volcano with its perfect cone is one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world and is part of the Arenal Volcano National Park, one of the most spectacular tourist destinations in Costa Rica. The volcano hasn’t show any activity for several years so it’s safe to visit.
- La Marina
This city’s main attraction is the Wildlife Rescue Center a privately financed project that welcomes confiscated, abandoned or injured animals from all over the country. The Center takes care of them until they are able to survive on their own in the wild.
Have a comfortable trip around San Carlos
In addition to its characteristic hot springs, San Carlos offers tourists a whole set of waterfalls including a 75-meter waterfall on the Fortuna River; another one located in Marsella de Venecia also in the river Fortuna; there is the San Vicente waterfall located in Ciudad Quesada with a fall of 25 meters; Las Nubes, in San Gerardo, Ciudad Quesada; and Calle Damas, on the Aguas Zarcas river.
To reach some of them you have to walk, sometimes for short stretches and sometimes for up to two hours from the place where the car is left. To reach other waterfalls such as the San Vicente Waterfall, you will need a 4×4 vehicle.
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