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“480 steps down!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna Waterfall
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Brooklyn, New York
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“480 steps down!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Its a long 480 steps down (and then back) but its definitely a sight to see! Water is cold, but refreshing!

Visited August 2013
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“A not miss experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The waterfall is gorgeous and well worth the hundreds of steps you have to take to get there. The water is pretty chilly and when I was there barely anyone was getting in. I say brave it! We did and it was worth the adventure! When else are you in Costa Rica with an opportunity to swim near a waterfall?!

We took a horseback trip to the falls booked with Anywhere Costa Rica and it was an amazing experience. Our guide was fabulous with taking our camera and snapping photos of us. If you do take a tour the waterfall entrance price will be included already.

Visited March 2013
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Haifa, Israel
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“superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Naturally amazing waterfall scene
long way to arrive taxis are nearby
highly recommend to visit the reserve

Visited April 2013
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Fargo, North Dakota
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“beautiful but hard work!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

You have to take over 900 steps I think to get down to the falls. The water was a cool temp and the current from the fall pretty strong, but if you go to the other side, it's calmer for swimming.
Very beautiful though.

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

It was gorgeous, getting down the steep stairs to the bottom was a breeze, getting back up was a chore for those not in good condition. Definitely worth it if your pretty able bodied.

Visited February 2013
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