La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna de San Carlos

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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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  • We did the horseback/hike, and a hike it was. I"m 60, I kept thinking on the way down - do I REALLY have to walk back up? I did, huffing and puffing, but it was worth it. The falls are gorgeous, the s...  more »
  • Worth heading down to see the waterfall. You don't however need to pay big money for a tour. We drove out to the waterfall, parked our car for free and paid the $15 entry and then walked down for a re...  more »
  • Om naar de waterval te kunnen moet je eerst entree betalen. De trappen zijn mooi gemaakt. En voor de terug weg omhoog is er onderweg genoeg ruimte om even te gaan zitten op een van de bankjes. Toen wi...  more »