Tenants choose long term rentals in La Fortuna for the climate and views more than anything. La Fortuna Costa Rica is in a valley close to Arenal Volcano and a short drive to Lake Arenal.
The weather is tropical but cool compared to coastal regions. Whereas some parts of Costa Rica get yellow during dry season, the La Fortuna area stays green throughout the year.
La Fortuna long term rentals vary by location. There is decidedly a center to La Fortuna with a church, public park and many clothing stores, art galleries, restaurants and supermarkets. Many of these commercial establishments have apartments above them. Surrounding the commercial center of La Fortuna, there are residential rentals that are an easy walk to everything in the town.
However, La Fortuna is also used as a general term for the area, and many homes are built down unpaved roads that are not a short walk to establishments. Many of these homes are located on sites that maximize the views of the valley and the Arenal Volcano.
Some other features that make long term rentals in the La Fortuna area an attractive option are the well maintained roads, the cosmopolitan feel of the town with great restaurants, the abundant nature in the area, and the proximity to San Jose and Juan Santamaria International Airport.
For those needing to get to the city for business, shopping, healthcare or travel, there is a paved and well maintained route to San Jose that goes through Ciudad Colon and San Ramon that takes about 1.5 hours.