La Fortuna has become one of the most sought-after destinations in the country. It’s surrounded by lush rainforests, jungle waterfalls, and of course, a world famous centerpiece: Mount Arenal, Costa Rica’s most active volcano. Land at Selina and explore the town’s variety of shops, bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Follow up with some serious adventure: hiking and trekking, ziplining, rafting, and more.
Selina La Fortuna is hosted in the center of town and is the perfect jumping off point to discover all that’s around. Stay in our dormitories, private rooms, suites, and more.
10 Bed Dorm
The classic Selina option! Bunk up with your new friends without sacrificing comfort – or privacy. Selina’s dorms are not like your typical hostel. We set a high standard with a seating area, your own light, a personal shelf and locker for each bunk bed to keep your things safe and secure. This is the best way to immerse yourself in the Selina community and meet your fellow travelers -- all while getting the most value for your budget. Bathrooms are shared.
If you want a nice rest and some peace and quiet while keeping an eye on your wallet, our standard rooms are the perfect option. Rooms have a queen sized bed with private bathroom. You’ll get the full Selina treatment while having your own place to retire to in the evenings.
For those who still need their comforts while exploring. Our deluxe rooms are made for comfort and are designed with a keen eye for detail. These are large rooms with a private bathroom, king sized bed and depending on the location a private balcony to enjoy the scenic views.
Whether you’re a lover of nature or up for some real adventure trekking, Selina La Fortuna is where you’ll find your fortune. Hang out with your fellow travelers in our common areas including a garden with a pool, library, TV room, billiards, and a shared kitchen, where you can save on cash while learning new recipes. We’ve always got a stacked schedule of activities, from yoga classes to live music to workshops that introduce you to the local culture.
Mundo Aventura horse back + zip line
4 Hours (approx)
This excursion starts in two different ways; whether it be comfortably seated in a tractor cart, that lasts about 20 minutes, or horseback riding approximately 25 minutes, after we arrive at the observation deck we start a 30 to 45 minute natural history walk where you will see and learn about the tropical ecosystems through one of our specialized guides. Once you are at the first cable, we start the zip line course using high-quality equipment which is constantly checked and renewed to ensure its safety and good condition. Arenal Mundo Aventura cables are located in such a way that they start from platforms at a ground level ensuring that if a tree did fall it will not produce any time laps in the tour. The cables, 11 in total, span lengths of 200 meters up to the longest of 960 meters; each cable offers a different sensation and experience crossing canyons, observing waterfalls, over the tops of trees or leaving from a spectacular OBSERVATION TOWER 18 meters high. The Fortuna and Pino Blanco waterfalls, along with the majestic Arenal Volcano accompany us on this trek.
Chocolate Tour & La Fortuna Waterfall Hike.
2 Hours (approx)
The 150ft La Fortuna waterfall is one of the greatest sights in Costa Rica, and the hike down from the (extinct) Cerro Chato Volcano and the swimming in the crystal-clear pool beneath are just as beautiful. Afterwards, head to a cacao plantation to learn how chocolate is made, from cacao pod to bean to the artisanal process that turns it into the chocolate you know and love. This raw chocolate has lots of health benefits, so enjoy some guilt-free snacking (and even take some home)!
Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping
6 Hours (approx)
Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping: Costa Rica's Most EXTREME Tour -- A Multi-Sport Expedition in Canyoning in Costa Rica Deep down in the Costa Rican jungle, lies Costa Rica's Most EXTREME Tour! Without a doubt, Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping is for those looking for an even greater challenge than canyoning in our Lost Canyon. We'll pick you up from your hotel in the La Fortuna Arenal Volcano area. We take you on a nice drive through beautiful country roads and up into the mountains. From there, we head deep into the Costa Rican countryside. Our guides will then suit you up with high-quality harnesses and helmets before embarking out on your once in a lifetime rainforest expedition. Start off with a heart-pumping rappel down an impressive 140-ft tropical waterfall. You’ll drop into a large, deep pool of incredibly crystal-clear water and have a chance to swim your way into shore. This will prepare you for the following adrenaline-pumping adventures of this multi-sport canyon adventure. You'll hike through the rainforest to where you’ll reach a continuous series of waterfalls and cliffs. Your professional and experienced guides will help you push your limits as you jump off 10 to 30-ft waterfalls and cliffs into the deep canyon pools. Talk about SECRET swimming holes! Be one of the first to be able to explore this pristine wilderness deep inside the Gravity Falls isolated canyon! Rain or shine, you are going to have tons of wild water fun and get a chance to see REAL Costa Rican nature up close and personal! Don't leave Costa Rica without doing the extreme NEW Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping Canyoning tour near the Arenal Volcano! INCLUDES Transportation professional guides High-quality equipment delicious lunch. RECOMMENDED AGES 16-55 YEARS DURATION 6 Hrs WHAT TO BRING Clothes to get wet in sturdy water shoes change of clothes for after the tour GoPro camera a big sense of adventure.
From the airport
Check out the Sansa Airlines and Nature Air websites for all available national flights to the Arenal/La Fortuna airport (FON). From the airport, take a taxi to downtown Alajuela, Calle 8 between Central Avenue and 1st Avenue.
From another Selina
Take one of our Selina shuttles from Selina La Fortuna, Manuel Antonio or San Jose. Book a shuttle under the Explore tab.
Catch a bus from San Jose (Terminal 7-10) right to La Fortuna. From the bus terminal in La Fortuna, it’s a quick walk to Selina, about 75 meters east.