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La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We repelled down the highest waterfalls! I was SO scared at first, but finally got up the courage and went for it. I felt safe and we had such a fun time. It was freezing but well worth it. Try it!!

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

The hike down and the climb back up 467 steps are well worth the beauty of this waterfall and the dip into the amazingly chilly pool at the bottom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Absolutely breath taking! It advises against certain illnesses, pregnancy and asthma probably because of the very long climb back up the steps to get out but I was able to make it and brought my inhaler just in case. The scenery is breathtaking. Great pictures. When you finally reach the bottom jump in! Yes the water is cold but not... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

If you get the chance and are able to hike up and down a lot of stairs this is a really cool place to visit. You used to be able to swim directly beneath the waterfall but now because of rules you can no longer.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

a very good day hike and family outing - rio celeste waters and hike were better but this was also quite good. Waterfall was not spectacular but good enough to justify the exertion :)

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Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Overpriced, but definitely an attraction to see! It's one of the most beautiful things in Fortuna, I had a great swim in the waterfall and river

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went with Alberto's horse tours for a tour to the waterfall. The walk down is all stairs, lots of them! The waterfall is so pretty. You can swim in it, or do like we did and go just around the trail to a more family friendly spot (we had a 2 year old with us). The walk up is... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Steep Hike but not bad. I had recently suffered a bout of Vertigo and I was fine. Waterfalls were pretty. Worth the hike down.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

It was extremely beautiful and great that you could swim. The only downside is the walk back up, but a great way to get exercise.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

this was one of the highlights of our trip, just take a taxi from la fortuna, probably 6-8 dollars, wear good shoes and bring water.. the hike up was a little hard but just take your time.. dont take a tour for the falls.... better to it on your own

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