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La Fortuna Waterfall: Tours & Tickets

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The Fortuna River Waterfall is a natural area managed sustainably by Integral Development Association of La Fortuna (ADIFORT), a non-profit organization, having as its main objective to ensure the well-being and growth of La Fortuna community...more
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Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 106-4417, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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lafortunawaterfall, Encargada de Mercadeo at La Fortuna Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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lafortunawaterfall, Encargada de Mercadeo at La Fortuna Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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lafortunawaterfall, Encargada de Mercadeo at La Fortuna Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 11 October 2019

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
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Reviewed 11 October 2019 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
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lafortunawaterfall, Encargada de Mercadeo at La Fortuna Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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Reviewed 8 October 2019 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
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lafortunawaterfall, Encargada de Mercadeo at La Fortuna Waterfall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you for visiting La Fortuna Waterfall, come back soon!!! Remember with the purchase of your ticket you are supporting community projects development. #anexperiencetoenjoy #lafortunawaterfall

Reviewed 7 October 2019 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
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Reviewed 5 October 2019 via mobile

We took the horses up to the waterfall, had lots of fun doing more than just walking on the horses, we even got to see the natives place and buy some awesome souvenis.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

Amazing walk down to an amazing waterfall. The water is clear and cold like spring water maybe 70 degrees. The walk down is beautiful with lots of plants. Strongly recommend going. The walk up takes some energy and my calf’s hurt for several days but...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2019

500 steps down and 500 back up but well worth the experience. it was a refreshing swim. There are places to change and a restaurant on site. There are also places to stop to catch your breath.

Date of experience: September 2019
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archiegirls
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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Jenna_Chadwick
25 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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Stacey P
18 March 2019|
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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
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