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Had A Great Time Here - And Its Free!

One of our top swimming locations whilst in Costa Rica (La Fortuna Waterfall itself was the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
Great local place

A place kinda off the beaten track. I saw this place on the internet prior to our trip and said to... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2018
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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 1 week ago

One of our top swimming locations whilst in Costa Rica (La Fortuna Waterfall itself was the best). Great fun to hang out with the locals and jump/dive/swing into the crystal clear waters. There are a few parking spots near the bridge over the road and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charlesm
Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

A place kinda off the beaten track. I saw this place on the internet prior to our trip and said to myself “I need to go here”. We asked a cab driver in La Fortuna and he took us here and picked us up an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kellbell55ca
Reviewed August 25, 2018

An absolute blast for free! All things considered, this is pretty safe as long as you can swim. Just don't slip on the rocks. In terms of security, there weren't many people lurking around or anything. As long as you can see your stuff you'll...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Knurly_Blog
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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank 63danp
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kaileigh S
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Joannecalder
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Stan B
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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rishi B
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank James C
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Loïs V
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