The Riverbank

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The Riverbank is situated on what is absolutely one of the best locations in all of La Fortuna. It is less than 50 feet from the River and the beautiful back yard garden is full of gorgeous flowers, perfume trees, iguanas, hummingbirds and the occasional sloth in the trees as well as countless songbirds and even the legendary toucans… all accompanied by the peaceful sound of the little river laughing over it’s bed of small rocks. And yet it is only 100 feet from the liquor store, 200 from grocery stores and the park in the center of town!

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The condominium is furnished with uniquely beautiful furniture that was designed by us and built from local cedar by a refugee from the civil war in Nicaragua at his shop less than ten miles away. The balcony features unparalleled views of the Arenal Volcano and overlooks an access road to La Fortuna’s most important neighbourhood. Many guests have said that these features make the balcony “an absolute delight” when describing the many hours enjoyed there; immersed in the views and local culture. This two bedroom condominium is perfect for families and small groups; sleeps up to 5 people.

Designed and equipped using our years of experience providing rentals to thousands of intelligent and selective vacationers.

• Flexible, tiered pricing makes The Riverbank equally accessible for anywhere from 1 to 5 people.

• Large and spacious, cathedral ceilings, large bedrooms with new, posteurpedic, pillow-top mattresses.

• Queen-sized bed, Full-sized bed with unique sideways single bed above it and convertible couch, (a full mattress is available to put on top of the couch if you wish,) sleeps up to five adults comfortably.

• Huge windows, amazing views.

• Powerful air conditioning with remote and timer, plus fans.

• High speed, secure, wireless internet access plus Cable TV including English channels.

• LITERALLY a one minute walk to all of the amenities that you could want including several supermarkets, the liquor store, two churches, the central square/park, countless souvenir shops and an impressively wide array of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

• Lovely balcony, see pictures for examples of the views. Guests have spent hours there every day, staring at the impressive bulk of the volcano and watching the birds and the people go by.

• Custom cabinetry and Italian tile.

• Fully equipped kitchen for those who want to cook or;

• You are just a few steps away from the broad array of dining options in Fortuna, including a traditional roadhouse restaurant that supplies a full dinner with meat, rice and beans, salad, plantains and fruit juice for just $6 per person.

• Tranquil setting with lovely yard and garden full of tropical flowers, hummingbirds, toucans, iguanas, flowering vines and trees.

• Ideally located for pickups by tour/activity companies. We can book all of your tours at a discount including; horseback riding, zip lining, canyoning, hot springs, ATV’s, caving, butterfly gardens, hanging bridges, kayaking/cruising/fishing on Lake Arenal, the area’s innumerable hikes and even early morning hot air ballooning over Arenal.

Our first priority in designing The Riverbank was to make you comfortable and give you great value at a great price; you get a LOT more here than you would at a hotel room and for a lower price. Your comfort and the value of your experience come first!

Our second priority was to do all of this in accordance with sustainable tourism principles that give back to the community. For instance:

• Giving back to the local community. 10% of every rental fee collected is donated to the Hogarcito, the local child rescue centre. Opportunities to visit the shelter and play with the children are easily arranged and very enjoyable. We can also provide you with a list of items to bring along, should you be interested in donating items such as mosquito nets, diapers etc.

• Dedicated to reducing impact on environment via recycling, reusing products, (see pictures of our uniquely beautiful reclaimed, hand-painted refrigerator,) and reducing consumption in ways such as purchasing more expensive air conditioners which run on less electricity and have timers so that one doesn’t need to run them all day in order to return to a cool place etc.

• Supporting local economy by hiring local artists, carpenters, furniture makers and other artisans.

• Building to last using local materials; there are no cheap, throwaway goods or furniture at The Riverbank!

• Participating in efforts to preserve local culture by supporting and promoting the local Indian culture. Contact us for details.

• Investing ourselves into the project. For instance our two-month project of building hand-made furniture using rare, reclaimed Black Laurel.

Come have the best vacation of your life at a great price in complete comfort, knowing that just by being here you are supporting excellent, worthwhile efforts in sustainable tourism too! Welcome to your home away from home.

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Nightly Rate
Jan 5 – Apr 30 High Season
2 night minimum stay
$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests
May 1 – Jun 30 Green Season
2 night minimum stay
$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests
Jul 1 – Aug 31 Summer Rate
2 night minimum stay
$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests
Sept 1 – Nov 30 Green Season
2 night minimum stay
$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests
Dec 1 – Dec 14 High Season
2 night minimum stay
$10 per person per night for more than 2 guests
Dec 15 – Jan 4 Holiday Rate
3 night minimum stay
$20 per person per night for more than 2 guests


Hotel Tax 13% of rent
Damage Deposit $200
Stays of one night are possible, however a cleaning fee of $30 will be required
One block from park in town center


Master bedroom – Queen size bed
Second bedroom – Full size bed with single top bunk