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La Fortuna Waterfall

Closed Now: 07:00 - 17:00
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La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket
from US$15,00*
La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket
from US$15,00*
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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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All reviews swimming area la fortuna take your time steep hike entrance fee worth the effort cold water slippery rocks worth the trip water shoes nice hike the river horseback ride costa rica steps base pool
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great experience and def worth the 15$. The 500 steps are a pretty steep incline so not for the out of shape or easily winded. Make sure you bring water shoes as there are a lot of small sharp rocks. If you get in the...More

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed yesterday

The falls are stunning, unarguably, and the 500+ step hike is fun (513 by my son's count). There are also a few optional trails to see orchids and butterflies. At the bottom, there's a swimming area right near the base of the falls, with freezing,...More

Thank CdnSKO
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took a taxi from our hotel (los Lagos) for $15. The ticket staff was very friendly. The park was very clean and beautiful. You can swim at the base of the fall. The steps back up are a killer but it was worth it....More

Thank italiabella9
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided at the last minute to visit La Fortuna Waterfall, which was definitely a good decision. Since we had already checked out, our hosts (see our review of La Fortuna Suites) kept our towels for us and let us shower after the hike (Thanks...More

Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The waterfall was gorgeous. The hike to it was overwhelming as you had to descend 500 stair steps which was not as grueling as the climb back up. But, to see the majesty and power of the waterfall was breathtaking. We did wear our swimsuits...More

Thank Lauraj1229
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were staying just down the road (300 m) from the waterfall. We couldn't not go and visit. Shortly after we arrived it began POURING rain. Everything got soaked, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The trek down, and especially back up, is...More

1  Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location, pricy entrance fee, as usual in CR. The WF looks nice and its a nice walk down, rewarded by a refreshing option to swim in the natural pool a bit downstream. Recommended, but not sure how it is in the main season -...More

Thank Happiness265939
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The water is cool for Arizona standards. The 450 steps were not as bad as I thought they would be. I have bad knees, and assumed I would have a really hard time going down the steps. It hurt a little, but it wasn't too...More

Thank LuzMarizza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six months ago yesterday, mid-afternoon, while checking in to the Monte Real Hotel (which was an exceptional lodging), my wife and I asked the friendly, helpful young man who was staffing the front desk how he would recommend that we enjoy the several hours of...More

Thank fallsda53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's my second visits in 3 years and i was just dissapointed that no one were allowed to swim or even stand in the water to take a photo... Otherwise- nice of course :) a must see if you are in all Fortuna But Rio...More

Thank Natalya A
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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