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 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the last hour recommended to enter and enjoy every space is at 4:00 p.m.

Customer Reviews


Diego Oliveira de Souza

All nice! Didn’t rate gift shop and restaurant because i did not use them.

  • 2021-10-24 18:36:52

Stephanie Lord

Just wow. My husband I arrived shortly after opening and were greeted by the friendliest receptionists and lifeguard. We were lucky enough to have the entire waterfall for a magical hour before others arrived, it was an absolute highlight of our time in Costa Rica.

  • 2021-11-22 12:01:46

Aleesa Whiteis

We had a wonderful day there. Glad we could go at our own pace and enjoy the waterfall for as long as we wanted. So beautiful!

  • 2021-12-02 20:07:29


It was a beautiful experience, thank you We loved the encouraging signs for the walk up the steps

  • 2021-12-05 13:44:18

william j portman

Beautiful place! Well worth the visit.

  • 2021-12-07 17:10:17

Jeremy Garro Salas

This place is amazing! The scenarios, the trail is easy and safe, the waterfall is spectacular and the river has a nice spot to sit and relax. The food looked and tasted amazing.

  • 2021-12-11 17:07:29