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Salto

Mile from the center of La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 8807 4954
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Great local swimming hole with crisp clean water and a rope swing for the adventurous

Easy to find just outside of the main downtown area, about 2 miles from the church in the town... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Dan P
,
Tampa, Florida
Beautiful little spot!

We did the ziplining at Arenal Mundo which is a minute walk from this little waterfall/swimming... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Kaileigh S
,
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mile from the center of La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Easy to find just outside of the main downtown area, about 2 miles from the church in the town center. Park on either side of the bridge and walk down. Rope swing is fun and appeared quite safe (did it a few times). Water is...More

1  Thank Dan P
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We did the ziplining at Arenal Mundo which is a minute walk from this little waterfall/swimming hole. So we could leave our car there and felt safe. Otherwise I would say take a taxi maybe from La Fortuna so you don't leave your car at...More

Thank Kaileigh S
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

Free activities are hard to find in Costa Rica so we were very excited to find something that kept our families' 5 teens entertained for 2 whole afternoons that didn't cost a penny. This is a big swing with a large drop so not for...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

We showed up with a big group and had an absolute blast. I was worried that the locals might see us as nuances, but they were all super friendly. We liked it so much, we went back another day. Great adrenaline burn for the teens...More

1  Thank Stan B
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Great (free!) spot to go swimming, frequented by locals (who do some pretty insane backflips into the river). Rope swing was really fun, though we were a bit scared until we saw someone else do it. Be safe / don't try anything stupid!

Thank Rishi B
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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Definitely visit this little pool for an afternoon if you have time! The rope swing is so much fun, whilst also being safe! There is no current so good for most swimming abilities! The locals we met there were friendly and offered us some of...More

Thank James C
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

We've been to el Salto when traveling throug costa Rica. It's an idylic spot in the rivier where mainly locals go to swim. The lower part is fine, but watch out when you're on top of the falls, the current is way stronger and more...More

Thank Loïs V
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

As my other reviews mentioned, I'm cheap and hate paying for boring tourist stuff. Heard about this place on the 'net and the taxi driver knew what I was talking about (Although the concierge claimed not to know, but wisely steered most tourists away I...More

Thank Jennifer W
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Got a little lost on the way, but so worth it! Most locals can give directions. Park just before the bridge and hike down a bit to Salto, a rope attached to a tree overlooking a beautiful waterfall and river. Hold on tight and Tarzan...More

Thank ondox5
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

Beautiful swimming hole with a rope "swing" to jump off of into the water. Very high up and pretty scary, but glad I did something like this once in life! It's nice, and it's mostly local residents and few tourist. Beautiful location off the beaten...More

Thank Amina K
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