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La Fortuna Waterfall

Closed Now: 07:00 - 17:00
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La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket
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La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket
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  • Average7%
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“swimming area”(84 reviews)
“la fortuna”(532 reviews)
“take your time”(148 reviews)
La Fortuna Waterfall Ecological Reserve Our fortune of crystalline waters Located in Central America, Costa Rica, in the northern plains, just 4 kilometers from La Fortuna, a piece of nature is hidden, a bit of green gold, which sustains our...more
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 106-4417, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really clean and well maintained. The waterfall is beautiful and has great picture opportunities. A bit of a hike to get down and back up, but if you’re in moderate shape, should be no problem. Plenty of places to rest.

Thank Calvin B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit here. A little crowded, but still fun. Lovely hike to reach waterfall Be sure to bring your own towels

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First time it was closed due to volcano activity but they opened it in our third day there Nice walk great weather and nice experience

Thank Sharick_VA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Getting down wasn’t so bad there was a lot of stairs although going up was quite the steep hike. It was very tiring actually. It was worth the view though. The waterfall was beautiful on he area where it was safe to go in was...More

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve hiked from downtown La Fortuna to the waterfall as we didn’t want to pay the high fees for the tour. The waterfall and area around is beautiful and definitely worth a visit. :) It was especially nice to swim in the river right next...More

Thank Safehaven14
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful falls with amazing views. The hike was wonderful. The 500 steps are not a problem if you are in good health, Just take your time and enjoy the experience. It rained heavily during our visit but with a rain jacket/hood and a good attitude...More

Thank Discover703050
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The hike down is quick and easy with great views of the falls. We did spot our first monkeys in Costa Rica on the way down so that was fun! You hear and feel the waterfall way before you can see it! (And we will...More

Thank Raegan K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved it!!! I was afraid of the 500 stairs people told me about, but they weren't a big deal, because they're hand made and very convient. The way to the waterfall is going down steps which is obviously easier, and the way up back is...More

Thank yula1902
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

500 מדרגות מובילות למפל מהמם עם אגם לשחיה לידו קצת קשה אבל שווה ממש מומלץ נעליים סגורות ולהיזהר שם, נקעתי את הרגל. A little bit hard way to get to the waterfall, need to be cautious-i sprained my leg... There is 500 steps. Should be...More

Thank TehilaR3
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As expected, the waterfall and natural beauty of this area is awesome. Place to swim and relax in the river. 15 bucks for this though seems as little pricey. Remember when it was free. But still a nice waterfall area..

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Elizabeth N
5 July 2018|
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Response from Nikesh K | Reviewed this property |
20 minutes to go down, 1 hour hanging out and about 40 minutes climb back! It’s 500 steps.
Karen O
12 March 2018|
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Response from bizgrrl | Reviewed this property |
You can just show up! I don't remember seeing any zip lining or hiking.
Rob B
7 March 2018|
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Response from Tsturgess | Reviewed this property |
Self guide it's really only down 500 steps and up, restaurant/cafe at top will call you a cab