La Fortuna is a great town for all sorts of activities in the cloud forest of central Costa Rica. The Catarata La Fortuna is one of many highlights. The waterfall is a short cab ride from town and offers a cool pool for relaxing and enjoying the powerful falls up close. You'll need to cool off as much as possible, because the steep and slippery hike down is very exhausting on the way back up. In addition to the falls, La Fortuna is the jumping off point for river rafting, cloud forests hikes, zip lining and, best of all, a day at the luxurious Tabacon Hot Springs Resort. The springs are heated by the extremely active Volcan Arenal, which is visible and audible from the resort and La Fortuna. You can easily kill a week in La Fortuna exploring the central highlands of Costa Rica.