La Fortuna Waterfall

La Fortuna Waterfall is one of the most famous attractions in all of Costa Rica and certainly one of the most visited. Hundreds of thousands of people each year come to experience the picturesque 300+ foot rainforest waterfall. So, if you like a less touristy experience and prefer avoiding the crowds, consider an Off the Beaten Path option. Hire a local hiking guide through www.ArenalRiverTubingAndHiking.com to guide you up La Fortuna River Canyon and along the edge of the La Fortuna River to reach the La Fortuna Waterfall pool. For those in good physical condition, looking for a challenging but rewarding rainforest trek, this is an amazing way to experience the La Fortuna Waterfall and River Canyon, as well as untouched local nature and wildlife. Another Off the Beaten Path option is Horseback Riding through a Private Rainforest Reserve to the La Fortuna Waterfall Pool, best for those looking for an organic tourism experience with less physical exertion than the above mentioned, guided hike up the river canyon, though you’ll have to forge the river on this one too!
If you are looking for a “been there, done that” kind of visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall, the La Fortuna Waterfall Park is the most common way to get up close, get some great pictures, and swim in the La Fortuna Waterfall pool. There are a few ways to get to the La Fortuna Waterfall Park. Walk about 2 hours from La Fortuna, take a $10 taxi from La Fortuna, drive yourself, or by a 45-minute Back Roads Horseback Ride. The La Fortuna Waterfall Park is open 365 days a year, 8am-4pm. You’ll need at least an hour to hike down, check out the pool, and hike back up. Entrance fee is $11 and children under 8 years old are free of charge. Within the La Fortuna Waterfall Park, there is a reception/info desk with free WiFi, clean modern bathrooms and changing rooms, restaurant, and two souvenir shops.
Please send an e-mail to: info@AbsoluteExpertsCR.com to reserve the Back Roads Horseback Ride to La Fortuna Waterfall Park or Horseback Riding through a Private Rainforest Reserve to the La Fortuna Waterfall Pool. www.AbsoluteExpertsCR.com can also help arrange Private Day Tours to include a visit to the La Fortuna Waterfall, as well as other unique travel experiences.

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