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La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket
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La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket
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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

Such a beautiful a beautiful place. The waterfalls are stunning and worth all the stairs. The swimming area has a very nice, covered bench to leave your belongings while you swim. The changing rooms/showers and the bathrooms are well kept and very clean. The orchid...More

Thank Bridget W
Reviewed yesterday

We were wondering if we should do the horseback tour or just do the steps, we could easily do the steps. If you can do 30 mins on a treadmill at decent pace you should be able to do the steps. Horseback rides are not...More

Thank sssr2018561
Reviewed yesterday

We walked up from our hostel (Howler Monkey) which took about 45 minutes. There s a viewpoint at the top where you can see the waterfall in the middle of the forest, then you walk down to be beside it. As it was rainy season...More

1  Thank hayleymaisie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a must see!!! The cool swim in the water after the climb down was great!! Go to the souvenir shop also, best prices we found in the whole vacation.

Thank Claudia W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is yet another item on my bucket list! viewing this majestic waterfall of seventy meters high in this tropical setting was breathtaking! Bring a waterproof backpack, raincoats and make sure you have your swimmers to jump in! You will need to cool down to...More

Thank Vacationner
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

480 steps are how many a visitor must descend to reach Fortuna Falls, but the falls are worth the steps. My family and I visited in July. The weather was quite muggy, but after we made it to the bottom, the spray from the falls...More

Thank Sdjtravels
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So beautiful! The views are awesome. You can swim at the bottom of the falls. Nice little hike down.

Thank FranTacc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

500 steps down and back up again but well worth it! Lovely pool to swim in, the noise is breathtaking.

Thank samjespinosa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Family Trip to Costa Rica. Road horses to La Fortuna falls ... fun for the whole all. Nice little hike down to the falls. Highly recommend a visit

Thank pdw07
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not to busy and a nice trail. You can swim there. There is also a butterflygarden and orchidgarden but it was raining so we didn’t any butterfly at all

Thank avdkreke
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Elizabeth N
5 July 2018|
Response from Luis A | Reviewed this property |
If you feel that you are in a good shape then you can expend an hour going down and going back. But let me tell you the view is amazing and a lot of people use to swimming there so you easily can be down there around two... More
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