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La Fortuna Waterfall
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: La Fortuna Waterfall Ecological Reserve Our fortune of crystalline waters Located in Central America, Costa Rica, in the northern plains, just 4 kilometers from La Fortuna, a piece of nature is hidden, a bit of green gold, which sustains our community and makes us proud of its beauty: The La Fortuna Waterfall. A place so near, and yet so far from the sounds of the quaint town. The Waterfall Ecological Reserve is complete with a parking lot, souvenir shop, restrooms, changing rooms, and a snack shop. The reserve is visited by more than 1000 tourists a year, who come to enjoy this piece of heaven, a continuous water flow which fascinates all who behold it. From the time of your arrival, the staff will treat you with the full attention that you deserve. The initial bridge will allow you to observe the marvelous flora and fauna as you reach the first observation point, giving you a preview of what you will discover after descending 600 meters. Once you begin your journey down, you will observe all kinds of birds, including the ever popular toucan, which is often found in this area, feeding on insects. Along the expedition, you will discover the true colors of nature and the adrenaline felt climbing down and back up 480 natural steps, with appropriate rest areas along the way. Later, the view will clear, allowing you to admire our true fortune of crystalline waters. As you continue down, you will discover a dry waterfall, over 5000 years old, in which water flows only during the rainy season, in addition to our waterfall with a constant water flow, both of which are studied each year by Canadian geology students. Both rock formations were formed by the magma poured out of the Arenal Volcano, thousands of years ago. Finally, we can fully enjoy this splendid touch of nature; the pure waters of the La Fortuna Waterfall and its 70 meters of height, which reflect the magnificent power of Mother Nature. More than 100,000 tourists from around the world have come for a simple visit, to film movies and TV programs, and even to celebrate their wedding, each leaving with incredible memories. Once you climb down to the base of the waterfall, you can fully enjoy the refreshing crystal clear waters, a desire of all human life. Take the time to enjoy safe and fun recreation in harmony with our natural resources, including coexistence with the fish which nurture this piece of heaven…our fortune of crystalline waters. We are non-profit organization runs the waterfall, using the entrance fee to help maintain different projects for improving the life of the population of La Fortuna. Our work are focus on social projects, infrastructure improving and protection and maintenance of natural resources of La Fortuna.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
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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Nashville, Indiana
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“waterfall wonder”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Beautiful and well worth the 450 steps down and up. Come prepared to swim in the crystal clear river to make the experience complete. Desafio adventure company guide(Jamie) and driver(Alexis) were fabulous. We were greeted with drinks and fruit platter when we (finally) completed the climb up.

Visited August 2013
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was
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Amazing nature and unique place to take a dip (around the bend, not directly under the fall). Worth the fairly steep hike.

Visited August 2013
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Loved it!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nice little hike down to waterfalls and back up! really like it. Wear your sneakers, bring your swimsuit

Visited August 2013
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Milwaukee
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“Natural experience, that support community”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The waterfall was great, the access: a good walk with a lot of stairs, but very safe and good indications. It was alot of people in the river, but you visit to enjoy the waterfall, that is great. The best is you learn the money that you pay $10, is going to support education and community development at La Fortuna. Great cause.

Visited August 2013
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