i recently visited this town and wanted to share a few favorite things
  1. free hot springs across from Tabacon spa - why pay when you can enjoy the same thermal water for free? Make sure to bring your own towel to dry off
  2. Butterfly Conservatory - this is an amazing collection of butterflies and frogs. Glen the founder puts his love and soul into this place. it is worth the treacherous road that leads you there
  3. Don Olive Chocolate Tour - this family owned farm is about 20 minutes away from La Fortuna and they pick you up. They offer fresh fruits from the garden, sugarcane juice and lots of chocolate tastings
  4. Rainforest Caffe - get their coffee - it is wonderful
  5. Soda Viquez - the food is great and cheap
  6. Chocolate Fusion - lots of baked goods, great customer service and a clean place
  7. Canoe Negro - i would not do this tour. it is long and you strain to see things