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La Fortuna Waterfall: Tours & Tickets

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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 today via mobile

A lovely swimming pool awaits at the bottom of the 500 steps down.. which means only 1 thing, 500 back up too! Well worth it, choice of the turbulent water in the main pool or shallow bit with a beach.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Markdamen
Reviewed 4 days ago

u drive up a hill, then you walk down many steps. wear water shoes that don't slip or sneakers. it is beautiful and very tall

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank WiseSoul
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow seriously I'm glad we made time to see the waterfall. There are a lot of steps but so worth the hike. At the bottom we got to go into the water and take some pictures it was beautiful. After we finished the waterfall there...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank bdye1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived at La Fortuna water fall after a huge rain storm in the Arenal area. The complex is very clean and organized. Tickets are $16 per person. We used the very clean restrooms & started our walk. At fist you don’t understand we’re are...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Anatatedgi
Reviewed 1 week ago

access by foot once the car is parked and then its a long walk down to the water fall and it can be quite busy once you arrive

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank evenhappierchappy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the hike. I actually didn’t think it was that bad of a hike. Going down the stairs was easy and quick, coming back up I had to take a couple breathers but it was overly difficult. My mother in law has a bad knee...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank NvrBnHere
Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to climb down around 500 steps to get to the base of the waterfall where you get a chance to swim in the clear water. The also have a pretty garden restaurant which serves good food and drinks.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank detourfromlife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had great weather for our visit to the Waterfall today, which was worth the walk down and back up! Beautiful Waterfall with refreshing pool to take a dip in to cool down. This was a real highlight of our trip to La Fortuna and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Samuelmcginty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waterfall is really huge giving a stunning picture especially for folks focusing on the perfect vacation pictures. The water is refreshing especially after hiking up the Cerro Chato. The price is with 18 $ a bit over the top.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JoPfLaSo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful place, the steps are alot but worth it! The pools at the side are also fun and less crowded than the waterfall.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Kristina G
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9 April 2019|
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Response from lafortunawaterfall | Property representative |
We have accessibility to people with disabilities who cannot go down the steps of the tour to the waterfall; and for them we offer view of the waterfall from the first viewpoint, from this point you can see the waterfall to... More
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24 March 2019|
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Response from rdelumpa2017 | Reviewed this property |
You don't really need a guided tour. From La Fortuna, we flagged a taxi, paid 5 dollars taxi to the entrance and paid the $30 entrance fee to enter the park. Be prepared for a fairly strenuous hike up. There are no toilet or... More
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Response from Mia_Faye_C | Reviewed this property |
I believe three hours is a good amount of time. Going down is fairly quick. Depending upon how crowded it is, you may need to wait to take a swim. The walk up is very tiring. There is a butterfly garden and restaurant at the... More