Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Travel Guide

Arenal, Monteverde, and the Northern Lowlands Sights

La Fortuna Waterfall (Cataratas de la Fortuna)

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A strenuous walk down 500 steps (allow 25 to 40 minutes) is worth the effort to swim in the pool under the waterfall. Wear sturdy shoes or water sandals with traction, and bring snacks and water. You can get to the trailhead from La Fortuna by walking, by horseback, or by taking a taxi (approximately $10). Arranging a tour with an agency in La Fortuna is the easiest option. There are restrooms, free parking, a restaurant, and gift shop.

Sight Information


Yellow entrance sign off main road toward volcano, 7 km (4 miles) south of La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Alajuela, 21007, Costa Rica



Sight Details:

  • $11

Published 06/18/2015


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