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Waterfall choice?

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135 posts
8 reviews
Waterfall choice?

La Fortuna Waterfall or Nauyaca Waterfall ... or both?

Are there differences between them?Suggestions/recommendations?


Alajuela, Costa Rica
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62 reviews
1. Re: Waterfall choice?


la Fortuna waterfall is the best



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for Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos
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4,594 posts
143 reviews
2. Re: Waterfall choice?

We've only been to La Fortuna waterfall, but it's exceptionally beautiful. Very tall, lush and green, and a nice crystal clear river where you can swim.

San Jose, Costa Rica
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3. Re: Waterfall choice?

If you have the tiem do both...but out of the two I really like LA Fortuna...


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4. Re: Waterfall choice?

That settles it - we will do both! Thank you!

Playa Guiones...
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for Nosara
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4 reviews
5. Re: Waterfall choice?

I've been to both and they are different, both are worth the trip! As I recall, the hike to Nauyaca was a bit easier than the hike down to La Fortuna. But I don't know what it is like to hike all the way into Nauyaca as we took the horse back tour to get there and the point at which you get off the horses is fairly close to the falls.

I also recall the water was much colder at La Fortuna. I loved both falls. Could not say I have a favorite!

San Jose
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6. Re: Waterfall choice?

Its been a while since Ive been to Nauyaca...but what some impressive waterfalls. You do need to do some part to get there by horseback, but I believe that just adds to the adventure. The waterfall at La fortuna is also beautiful but Nauyaca is quite impressive.

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