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Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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$57.00*
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La Fortuna Waterfall Hike by Car
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$108.00*
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Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall Nature Hike
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$154.00*
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2-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall

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Absolutely stunning

The most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen! We are so happy we made the trek down to go into the water and see the end of it. It is many steps down and a nice physical walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen! We are so happy we made the trek down to go into the water and see the end of it. It is many steps down and a nice physical walk back up but incredibly rewarding. Very happy we went and one of my favourite parts about La Fortunate along with the hot... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

IT is a long way down , and quite slippy but lovely when you arrive at the bottom, we were unable to swim due to heavy rainfall but in calmer conditions it is possible. Wear sensible shoes and remember its a longer way up !

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Freehold, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are so many beautiful waterfalls around the world and in Costa Rica that you can see FOR FREE, so I found it extremely disappointing that you have to pay $15 just to see this one. It is beautiful, but not worth the money. Go see some for free and have a nice hike and swim while you are at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was very beautiful and full day. We walked throughout the park and saw nearly every animal you could hope to see. The hummingbirds and Toucans flying all around you in their areas were incredible. The waterfall was a long walk down and up but amazing to see and experience. The food was buffet style afterwards but it too was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with some friends today, let me start by saying it is AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL and BREATHTAKING. You start by desenting about +/- 500 steps to get to the waterfall. Just remember that you have to climb the stairs back up 😣 going down is easy and going up is" well hard" if your not good in shape. But don't... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After being in Iceland and seeing amazing waterfalls for free... paying 14$ to see just a waterfall it's way too much!!! National parks charge you the same for the whole park and here it's just a waterfall so I found it abusive. The only good thing is that we walk back and on the way we spoted at least 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This wasn't a part of our excursions but it was walking distance from our hotel so we decided to check it out. So glad we did. It was beautiful and in our opinion the water wasn't that cold at all for December, we really enjoyed swimming there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is about 5 miles outside La Fortuna. So take a taxi. 500 steps down, so 500 up. Stunning rainforest and worth the trip because the waterfall is impressive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's worth the hike and the stairs - enough said. Spend some time here and swim a little and take it all in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great sight which is easy to reach from La Fortuna. The walk down takes about 10 mins on a well maintained path. You can swim at the bottom of the falls which was great fun. I didn't take footwear to swim in however it would have been helpful for getting in and out. Well worth a visit.

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