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Mata de Cana

Is Mata de Cana nowhere to be seen on your travel bucket list? Hardly surprising! It's a little obscure, but still worth a visit.

Mata de Cana Vacation Packages

Mata de Cana is situated approximately 65 miles away from San Jose and 80 miles from Cartago.

Stretch your legs and go for a walk by the water. Herradura Beach, 60 miles to the south, and Organos Beach, 50 miles to the south, are two great options.

Put on your comfortable shoes and take a trip to La Fortuna Waterfall, located 14 miles from Mata de Cana. Another great option is Ecotermales Fortuna, which is 12 miles away.

Want to check out Arenal Hanging Bridges and Captain Ron's Lake Arenal Fishing Tours? They're in Arenal, roughly 2 miles out of Mata de Cana. You could also try Monteverde Frog Pond and FlyZone Wakeboard School in Tronadora. This destination rests 5 miles away from Mata de Cana.

About 9 miles to the southeast of Mata de Cana is El Fosforo, an important regional center which is home to Cerro Chato Lake, Tabacon Hot Springs and Arenal Volcano National Park. Costa Rica Sky Adventures and Butterfly Conservatory are two more choices available here.

Don't miss the opportunity to take your senses on a tour of the region's favorite food and drinks.

Of the many ingredients you'll uncover during your dining discovery, pork and chicken are among the most prized.

Casado and arroz con pollo (rice and chicken) are examples of specialty dishes with their own unique flavors.

Mouthwatering treats, such as tres leches (custard flan), are certainly worth a try.

Pull up a bar stool at one of the local bars and take a load off with a round of beers. If you ask for the local favorite, the bartender will probably pour you a Bavaria.

If you're in the mood for something non-alcoholic, fresco de frutas (fruit shake) is a good option.

If you're looking for a drink with a bit more of a kick to it, Ron Centenario should hit the spot.

Maybe one of the most practical gestures you can offer to the locals you meet on your travels is to put in the effort to familiarize yourself with some of their language. Muchas gracias is Spanish for thank you. ¡Hola! (hello) is another one to know.

If you're planning to be here on the 15th of September, you should get ready to party. On this day each year, the whole country comes together and celebrates Independence Day.

As your vacation draws to a close, spend your leftover colones on a few little keepsakes and say a heartfelt "Adiós" to this unique destination and the characters who call it home.

Don't fret about missing your flight. Just be sure to remember that the nearest airport is 45 miles to the west.


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£66
Volcano Lodge and Springs

Volcano Lodge and Springs

7 Km West From La Fortuna, La Fortuna
4.6
of 5, from 1,595 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this spa lodge is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Arenal Natura Ecological Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park. Costa Rica Chocolate Tour and Arenal Adventure World are also within 6 miles (10 km).

£10
Hostel Rio Danta

Hostel Rio Danta

500 Meters North From National Bank, La Fortuna
2.7
of 5, from 11 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in La Fortuna, this hostel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Arenal Adventure World, Costa Rica Chocolate Tour and Ecoglide Arenal Park. Ecotermales Fortuna and La Fortuna Waterfall are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Monteverde Rustic Lodge

Monteverde Rustic Lodge

Monteverde, Monteverde
4.4
of 5, from 45 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Monteverde, this lodge is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Curi-Cancha Reserve and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Selvatura Adventure Park. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and I.N.V.U Park are also within 20 miles (32 km).

£149
The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort

The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort

2.5mi / 4km from Fortuna, La Fortuna
4.7
of 5, from 611 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Ecoglide Arenal Park. Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Costa Rica Chocolate Tour are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£36
Hotel Cielo Azul Resort

Hotel Cielo Azul Resort

400 NW from the Main Road, Tilaran
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Tilaran, this hotel is 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Tronadora Arena and 5 mi (8.1 km) from Quebrada Grande Arena. Canas Park and Las Pumas Rescue Center are also within 20 miles (32 km).

£31
Tio Felix Eco Lodge

Tio Felix Eco Lodge

1 Km al Oeste del Hotel Casa Luna, La Fortuna
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated in La Fortuna, this lodge is within 1 mile (2 km) of La Fortuna Waterfall and Costa Rica Chocolate Tour. Arenal Adventure World and Cerro Chato Lake are also within 3 miles (5 km).

£228
Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa

13 km oeste del centro, La Fortuna
4.6
of 5, from 551 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly La Fortuna resort is located on the riverwalk, within 3 mi (5 km) of Arenal Natura Ecological Park and Ecoglide Arenal Park. Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) away.

£55
Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort

Hotel Los Lagos Spa & Resort

6 km oeste del Parque Central, La Fortuna
4.3
of 5, from 303 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Arenal Hot Springs, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ecotermales Fortuna and Arenal Natura Ecological Park. Ecoglide Arenal Park is 1.3 mi (2.2 km) away.

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