La Fortuna Waterfall Hike Tour

The journey towards the Rio Fortuna waterfall is self-guided, we have a broad space for parking, which is offered free of charge, also we have at your disposition: toilets, locker rooms, showers, rental of lockers, souvenir shops, viewpoints, an Orchid Garden and the particular River Lounge Restaurant.

We have accessibility to people with disabilities who cannot go down the steps of the tour to the waterfall; and for them we offer view of the waterfall from the first viewpoint, from this point you can see the waterfall to a distance of 200 meters with the best pictures; but you can also travel to the Orchid Garden.

The route consists of about 530 steps down to reach the impressive Rio Fortuna waterfall, where the peace and the majesty of nature will make you enjoy its clear waters and the scenic beauty of the place.

Our Recommendations

  • 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.


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.

Customer Reviews


Tony Morris

Amazing all around. Beautiful waterfall, refreshing swimming hole, and best of all MONKEYS!!!!!

  • 2023-07-20 18:18:10

Eloy Soriano

Excellent attraction, beautiful waterfall. My family of 6 had a great time. 10am until 4pm, time went by very fast. Gracias, Pura Vida.

  • 2023-07-20 06:54:40

Genna Roegner

Great experience, thank you!

  • 2023-07-11 20:37:51

Grant Bryson

This was one of my favorite places to visit in Costa Rica! So glad I was able to come and see the beautiful waters

  • 2023-06-24 10:51:42

Rebecca Craske

We had a great visit, the area is well maintained and we felt safe whilst swimming. The restaurant food was great and reasonably priced. The toilets and showers were clean.

  • 2023-06-17 18:36:45

Cierra Johnson

The food was wonderful and beautiful scenery. Thank you for a great time!

  • 2023-06-13 19:39:27

Marie Mai

Wonderful experience and great amenities

  • 2023-06-07 16:01:53

Karla Lopez

Beautiful...worth the walk back!! Ask how to go all the way down by stairs all the way down to the calm water away from waterfall.

  • 2023-06-06 20:13:15

Sherry Hough

Great day. People very nice and helpful.

  • 2023-06-06 19:13:26

Jacob richie

Absolutely unbelievable experience visiting La Fortuna waterfall! The scenery has been maintained as natural can be expected. We saw a toucan on the bridge through the park! The waterfall was amazing and the waters were clean. We chose the option of adding lunch to our tickets. Lunch and the service was great! The food and selection was delicious and well worth the cost. The service was prompt and our servers were personable. 10/10 recommend this experience!!!

  • 2023-06-04 05:26:20

Julie Munn

We enjoyed our time at the waterfalls.

  • 2023-06-01 05:02:16


I could only write what I experienced. It was well worth the price and the visit. Although the steps going, we're fine coming back it was rough. Lol 😆

  • 2023-05-19 17:05:15

Allan Andres Brizuela Solis

Great place, jnstalations and wonderful Experience

  • 2023-05-14 18:21:29

Carlos Saenz

Wonderful experience and a highlight of our adve experience in Costa Rica

  • 2023-04-27 17:32:04

Gabrielle Gosselin

Very nice activity ! The food was incredible and the staff so nice ans friendly ! Very beautiful site, thank you :)

  • 2023-04-14 10:25:19

Ariane Fréchette

A beautiful waterfall, the cool water is refreshing before going back up the 500 steps.

  • 2023-04-09 18:49:08

Rebecca Pratchett

We loved the waterfall! Even saw monkeys in the trees. Totally recommend

  • 2023-04-07 07:24:00

Maketa Colbert

What a beautiful place! First time in Costa Rica and I was glad I reserved a pass to the waterfall. Walking to the waterfall was a breeze, and a big surprise to see two waterfalls! I only thought there was one. The main waterfall was amazing! I don't see how people could swim or even be in those waters because today they were really rough. Just the sound and power of it had me in awe. Now the walk back...phew! The stairs were rough but definitely a great workout. Needed that. The staff were all pleasant and professional. My lunch meal was DELICIOUS! The tilapia was seasoned and not bland and really good. Overall, I enjoyed my hike to the falls. Although I didn't see how to get to the other side where people were, I'm still satisfied with my purchase. I'll definitely be back with my family in the future.

  • 2023-04-05 20:53:56

Bryce Lokey

Well run show to handle the volume of people visiting your great resource. I was impressed. Did not go to restaurant.

  • 2023-03-26 17:54:59

Aleksandr Dibrovskiy

Excellent place! Will definitely come back again!

  • 2023-03-24 17:51:16