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Gecko's Waterfall Grill

300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1569
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
“nachos” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, Delicatessen, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 10 June 2017

Stopped here after nearly collapsing from the volcano walk and had the nicest wrap ever. It was full to the brim and so reasonably priced as well. I am glad I was hungry and got to eat here. If this was in the centre then...More

Thank Mullen89
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a must do while in La Fortuna. Scott and his team will great you with mojitos and that is when the fun begins. You will prepare several dishes and learn how to share a taste of Costa Rica with your friends and family...More

Thank briana138
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Stop by Gecko's (on the road to La Fortuna Waterfall), grab a bite to eat and a cold beer. I highly recommend trying the nachos, it's a huge serving with so much great stuff on them! The burrito is also killer. Also, ask to see...More

Thank GibbonTravel
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Our family stopped on the way to the waterfall on our approx 3km walk to get a drink before making the 500 steps down to the waterfall. I got an iced coffee. My husband got the guabanana smoothie, sister in law got the pineapple papaya...More

Thank JusSilvag
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

When plan after plan got cancelled due to a hurricane, we decided to stop by the Gecko cafe. Our kids were delighted to find out it was also a dog rescue center. We were able to volunteer to walk 8 of the rescued street dogs,...More

Thank Brenda R
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Avocado. Avocado. Avocado. This owner knows what makes a great sandwich shop. Period. Also, absolutely amazing blended coffee drinks. Wonderful, relaxing and refreshing stop along the way back from the waterfall. 

Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The food was decent, the portions were a good size, convenient location on the way back from the waterfall. Prices were a bit high but then everything in Costa Rica is. Smoothies were good. Not bad for a quick stop.

Thank UKVISIT
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Ate here today with my husband as we were volunteering at the dog rescue centre. The place is lovely, food delicious and fresh. We watched the chef prepare my husbands delicious chicken salad and my fresh banana smoothie and we loved it all. Ran by...More

Thank Ems1998
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Right down the hill from our hotel! Loved the smoothies. Huge, delicious wraps! Recommend for lunch!

Thank NOLAChauvinK
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Atmosphere is for pet lovers. Dogs were all over the place including the kitchen. I have nothing against animal lovers or animals, but an animal rescue shelter should not take place in a cafe. The nachos were average.

Thank Edith M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, Delicatessen, South American, Central American, Costa Rican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 16:00
Thursday
09:00 - 16:00
Friday
09:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1569
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