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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  • The framework is very simpa: circus Horseshoe in the jungle, the basalt cliffs and the impressive waterfall! However someone has built stairs way Disneyland and pay $ 14 admission. Who cares your mouth! As often in Costa Rica, nature is paid. If you not to upset you, pay, go down the stairs with decorations of fake trees in cement (!) and swim to cool off at the foot of the falls.
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  • Need directions (direct trip or otherwise) for getting to Monteverde. I've read many different articles and am now confused. Any advise helpful 
  • After going down almost 400 steps we arrive in a beautiful pool with a beautiful cascade of 70 m. The water is at 18 degrees and we few are bathed. Ideal to spend 2 hours before the end of the day.
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