La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 4,800+ reviews on the web
A short drive from town, La Fortuna Waterfall offers an idyllic place for swimming, picnicking, and relaxing. Fed by the Arenal River, which winds its way through the rainforest before plunging dramatically over a steep cliff, this waterfall forms a large pool at the base of a dormant volcano. Lifeguards remain on duty throughout the day, while modern facilities like restrooms and showers ensure a comfortable visit in a lush area noted for thick vegetation and abundant wildlife. Prepare for a short but arduous hike to the base of the waterfall by wearing shoes suitable for slippery and uneven terrain. To visit La Fortuna Waterfall on your holiday in La Fortuna de San Carlos, and find out what else La Fortuna de San Carlos has to offer, use our La Fortuna de San Carlos tour planner.
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  • Very beautiful waterfall, is great to be able to swim in cataract Lake. The price of admission seems disproportionate to me for what they offer, there are similar falls in the world and in this I do not see anything that jistifique the price.
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  • The waterfall is for sure nice to see, but the overall excursion is over priced, like most things in the area. So be prepared to spend money and just enjoy it. 
  • This waterfall is stunning and you get the opportunity to get a closer look by swimming in the pool. The current is very strong so there are designated areas you can swim in. There are 500 stair steps...  read more »
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