About This Listing
Beautiful, Peaceful, and affordable, Cabinas La Cataratas is minutes from downtown, situated alongside Rio Fortuna and 5klm from the Arenal Volcano. Cabins have an amazing Volcano view and private access to a refreshing swim in the Fortuna River.
TV, hot water and WiFi. Large loft style Cabins available for groups of up to 10. Cabinas La Catarata is hosted by Paradise Adventures Costa Rica; PACR has been offering first hand travel advice for over 8 years, helping visitors experience the best activities and adventures available in La Fortuna and throughout Costa Rica.
Available Activities and Adventures for Guest: Nature, Rivers, Volcanoes, Natural Hotsrpings, Waterfalls, White Water Rafting, Ziplinning, Rappelling, Bird Watching, Hiking, Swimming, ATV, Horseback Riding, Wakeboarding, Boat Tours, Lake Arenal, Arenal Volcano, Lake and River Kayaking, White Water Rafting, Mountain Biking, Safari Wildlife Refuge, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna, Restaurants , Souvenirs, Shopping, Sight Seeing...
Interaction with Guests
The Host: Been Living in Costa Rica for 13 years, my experience and knowledge of the lifestyle, cultures and adventures is available to help others discover the Magic of La Fortuna and other parts of this special country.
La Fortuna is an enjoyable experience for all , with flowing rivers, natural hot springs, waterfalls, the 33 mile fresh water Lake Arenal, Cerro Chatto Crater Lake , butterfly gardens and a large variety of amenities. The many vacationers who find the Pure Vida return home feeling satisfied and relaxed.
Visitors can get to Fortuna by Bus, Car or Plane. The road from both of Costa Rica’s airports are paved, well marked and scenic. The plane is a 12 passenger that flies low allowing you to see Costa Rica’s beautiful landscapes; sit back and enjoy the many waterfalls, rivers and volcanoes.
The Arenal Volcano has its own National Park (Parque National Vulcan Arenal)
This almost 30,000 acre national park allows visitors to get an even better understanding of the Arenal Volcano and a much closer look. The Flora and fauna found it this primary rain forest is some of the newest on earth.
There are plenty of nature hikes in the area; the one I highly recommend is the climb to Cerro Chatto Lake. Vulcan Chatto is a dormant volcano; its crater is filled from hundreds of year of rain fall. It is an intense uphill hike to over 3,500 feet but I assure you it is worth every step of the way. Park hours are from 8am to 5pm
The La Fortuna Waterfall is another one of Mother Nature’s tours. Take a short 4klm hike from La Fortuna and you will be standing up top of the 230 foot waterfall. Gaze upon the power of water as it rolls of and dumps into the fresh rejuvenating pools bellow. Hike down the base to the pools to recharge, relax and take some photos. Waterfalls are open from 8-5pm
La Fortuna and all the amenities anyone could need is a 15 minute walk or 2 minute cab ride from the cabins.
Other Things to Note
Paradise Adventures Costa Rica (PACR) is here to insure your time is spent experiencing the countries best activities, adventures and places. Our years of experience and passion for the Pura Vida, and our own craving for Adrenalin is what motivates us to connect and share this combination of fun and nature with visitors to Costa Rica. Explore our website for more details of this Magical place and we'll be seeing you soon... Jonathan Turcotte, Owner Operator @ Paradise Adventures Costa Rica (PACR)
No Smoking in Cabins no noise past 10
Our stay was perfect at Cabinas La Catarata. It was a perfect spot right outside of town. The place was exactly as described and very clean. About a $5 cab ride into town. Breakfast was great and our place was cleaned every day. Another cool aspect of this place is that it is very close to the dormant Cerro Chato volcano, which has a great (tough) hike to the top that provides a great view of Arenal. It was also very close to the La Fortuna waterfall, which was amazing.
Las Cabinas La Catarata was great! It is exactly what we had expected from the pictures and more. Felix was a delight and anytime we needed anything he was there to fix right away (just burnt out light bulbs). Breakfast was delicious with fresh fruit scrambled eggs and fresh juice and we got to see so many species of birds right from our breakfast table. Jonathan greeted us our first day and made recommendations as we wanted to maximize our two day stay in La Fortuna. His wife Sofia was super sweet too and recommended some great places to eat around town. Initially we were a bit grumpy upon arrival due to car rental & $ exchange at the airport (to rookie move on our part) and wanted to shorten our trip in La Fortuna but Jonathan was super understanding and went above and beyond to make sure we had an awesome experience... he told us to hang in there and that the following day with our zipline and hike at La Fortuna we would be stoked. Sure enough he was right the zipline he recommended was killer and we felt like we were in Planet of the Apes/ Jurassic Park while in that area, so SICK! Thank you for being a great host and we have recommended you many times over since we've been here in Costa Rica...sorry so lengthy but all had to be said :)
I had quite the amazing trip and I will give a good portion of the credit to Jonathan and the cabina. As soon as I arrived Jonathan was extremely welcoming and happy to show me town, give me options of activities and hooked me up with amazing people to do what I wanted.
The cabinas are just outside town, perfect location, and quite. I really very much enjoyed La Fortuna, small town, with a ton of activities on the outskirts. Has all your basic needs, as well as great views. Felix and his family were amazing and very kind, he showed me around the grounds and they made me an amazing breakfast every day from fruit around the cabinas. I really enjoyed them.
I really fell in love with the area and how much I was able to do in a day, even thought that wasn't my main objective. I could fit in 3 things I wanted to accomplish in the day, thanks to location and Jonathan's planning with guides.
It was grat to meet Jonathan and la cabina was pretty and confortable. We also really enjoyed the activities he suggested us: the zip line and the trekking,we just didn't like the Baldi (thermal place),much to swim free l'u in the hot water of the river ;-)
Anyway,thanks for your advices! F&F
The place was great! Jonathan was very helpful recomending things to do in the area. The cabin was very clean and nice, a lot of birds in the area. We walked to the waterfall which was not that far away. I would highly recommend this place!
First impressions of the cabin and the town didn't bowl me over, but I found they grew on me over the few nights we were there. Lying in bed listening to the river rushing below and the frogs and insects was awesome (though earplugs were necessary once the dawn chorus started). The area is very agricultural with only pockets of rainforest but we enjoyed seeing animals and birds at the hanging bridges, despite the rain. Jonathan and his wife were really helpful and organised a trip there for us and helped us out as we have very little Spanish. Jonathan is a good salesman but a little overwhelming for us Brits! The breakfast was good and we loved watching the birds, and the host family were lovely (the son has pretty good English). The walk into town takes 30 minutes and it was fine in the daytime but we got taxis after dark. There's not really anywhere nearby to eat out so you do need to go into town unless you are cooking for yourself. Overall it was a nice rural location, the cabins could do with a refurb and only some of them have outside space to sit.
Thanks for the review, happy you guys enjoyed your stay.
Us Canadians speak kind a fast, I am very passionate about Costa Rica and was eager to share my experiences to help you during your stay. I am not selling anything, rather informing visitors so they can make and educated decisions on the many available options. I am here as your host to make your stay comfortable, thanks for allowing me to help.
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About the Host, Jonathan
Surfer, Wakeboarder who Found love in Costa Rica.
Got lost here 14 years ago and stopped looking for a way back.
Living an adrenalin, fun filled, natural life with my family in paradise and sharing the findings with others.
Paradise Adventures Costa Rica is here to insure our new friends a comfortable and safe journey while visiting.
The PACR crew awaits the opportunity to share our adrenalin filled activities and top quality vacation services with you, experience the Magic of Costa Rica with us today.