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La Fortuna Waterfall

Costa Rica Waterfall-La Fortuna Waterfall The La Fortuna Waterfall offers some of the most gorgeous scenery in all of Costa Rica. The 70-meter ribbon of water falls into a great swimming hole, surrounded by lush tropical forest, protected by the local conservation project. The water below is a greenish-blue that makes for a pleasing view.


Also, downstream from the waterfall you can enjoy a more relaxing dip in calmer waters. If you don't care to go to the forest floor where the waterfall...falls, you can simply take a picture for the lookout point that offers the view featured in the picture at the bottom of this page. Please note, however, that I DO recommend making the descent to see this magnificent waterfall in all its splendor.



The admission is $7 USD (January 2007) and the hike down to the waterfall is a short, but rigorous one. It should take you 10 minutes to go down and about 20 to get back up. Below is a picture of the trail at its worst, in case you're not sure the hike is for you. Let me reiterate, however, that the hike is well-worth-it, so don't fret the exercise. You know what they say: whatever doesn't kill you...I forget the rest.

How to get there: The La Fortuna Waterfall is located about 6 km from the center of town on an unpaved uphill road. Take a taxi from the center of town and it'll run about $4 to get there and the same to get back. Walk there and you'll spend about three hours walking. It's your perrogative.

La Fortuna Waterfall Video

Here is a good shot of the La Fortuna Waterfall. The video may ruin the surprise of this natural wonder, so don't click play unless you're really deciding whether to go the the La Fortuna Waterfall.

La Fortuna Waterfall Pictures

Here are some pictures of the waterfall at various distances and angles. The pictures aren't so bad if I do say, but I recommed going to La Fortuna to experience the waterfall for yourself.

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