The Fortuna River Waterfall

The Fortuna River Waterfall is a natural area managed sustainably by Integral Development Association of La Fortuna (ADIFORT), a non-profit organization founded since August 31, 1969, having as its main objective to ensure the well-being and growth of La Fortuna community, through the work execution of road infrastructure, environment, education, promotion of sport and culture, community beautification and strengthening of public safety; projects that are possible to run thanks to funds raised by the visit of each tourist to this natural space.

The Fortuna River waterfall is located in a biological reserve with an area of 210 acres of transition premontane tropical wet forest, part of the Arenal Volcano National Park and is located at 520 meters over the sea level, where there are sources of our mountains and the waters of the Fortuna River. Within this sector is the Cerro de los Perdidos, Placas de Mayo and Cerro Chato, which are based on rocky foundations of great geological value, causing in turn a lush and scenic beauty.

To observe this splendid 70 meters high waterfall, visitors must pass a path of approximately 530 steps, which offers greater security to its passage and comfortable areas for rest and hydration through a forest with native trees of the area. Once in front of the waterfall, you will find a spacious and comfortable vantage point from which you can freeze your memories using unique and previously unpublished photographs, and finally take a refreshing swim in the clear waters of the Fortuna River, with an only witness (the River Fortune waterfall).

 

Rates

  • Foreign $15.
  • National or resident (with ID) $8
  • National Students $4 (presenting existing card).
  • Admission for children 0-8 years is free.

Schedule

Daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the last hour recommended to enter and enjoy every space is at 4:00 p.m.

Our Recommendation

  • Closed-toe shoes for walking.
    Carry water bottles or moisturizers.
    Always carry something sweet.
    Comfortable clothing for walking.
  • Bring towels.
    Biodegradable sunscreen.
    Biodegradable insect repellent.
    Bring swimsuit.
  • Camera.
    Stay on the trail.
    Do not touch the plants.
    For children under 4 years old, use baby carriers.
Catarata Rio Fortuna - 2017 - Design: Ferias Virtuales CR