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


Rena Bordin

We had a wonderful day at the beautiful park with its amazing views and well-kept grounds. Opting for a self-guided tour, we enjoyed a delicious lunch with an incredible view. The food was simply amazing, adding to the overall experience.

  • 2024-04-12 21:20:57

Daniela Flores Hevia

Everything was good!!

  • 2024-04-06 06:39:30

Ashlee Eav

I loved being able to explore. It was beautiful

  • 2024-03-31 08:47:17

Deanne Nielsen

A great location and it is well maintained by staff.

  • 2024-03-28 17:01:42

Tarah Bedrossian


  • 2024-03-28 08:11:37

Donna Panton

Had a fantastic time at the waterfall, highly recommended

  • 2024-03-27 17:27:49

Ryan Galloway

We had a great time, this was much more fun than we expected, and the many levels of the waterfall pools and clean/fast moving water made it very enjoyable.

  • 2024-03-25 20:41:08

Jason Scott Earl

Finish the handling! We want the full Disney experience!! Seriously though, you guys were great and lunch was wonderful. Mahalo from Hawaii!!!

  • 2024-03-25 18:27:35


The staff were all so friendly and helpful and really took care of the kids. Everyone in my family had a great time.

  • 2024-03-24 19:47:14

Julie koopmann

I had such a wonderful time visiting today. Everything was taking care of. Easy to buy the ticket on line! Clean and well maintained. I really enjoyed myself. La Fortuna Falls are a beautiful gem in Costa Rica.

  • 2024-03-19 17:03:20

Philippa white

Really great experience

  • 2024-03-16 07:38:26

Madison Glass

I’m am so glad we spent the time to see this beautiful location. I would highly recommend it to anyone that is travelling with a rental car. Make sure to wear a good hiking pair of shoes and to spend a couple hours. The staff were super friendly and welcoming. We sure hope to come return one day.

  • 2024-03-15 17:04:45

Dhwanil Shah

This place is very beautiful. Water is crystal clean and you can swim with fishes. The facility is also very clean and hike isn't too bad for kids either.

  • 2024-03-10 19:25:40

Kenneth Kulig

What a beautiful part of the world. Keep doing what you’re doing and share this beauty with as many people as possible!

  • 2024-03-07 21:07:16

Rebecca Tanner

We loved the whole experience and were super impressed with the set up. Just great fun!

  • 2024-03-05 09:59:26

Heather MacPeek

The guide down at the falls was super friendly and informative.

  • 2024-03-03 20:14:16

Carlos Frontera

I loved this place. I would recommend it.

  • 2024-03-01 19:43:05

Terry Lynn Carswell

Beautiful walk and waterfall; very well maintained pathways and waterfall area.

  • 2024-02-25 19:15:57

Tammy Hartzell

The water fall was beautiful and the facilities were very nice and well maintained. Also, when I came up the steps, I became afraid of heights and got dizzy. One of the men that work there helped me to the top. He was so friendly and very kind. I wish I asked his name.

  • 2024-02-24 18:10:47

Radhakrishnan Meenakshisundaram

wonderful falls. Nice experience. Good clean environment. Reasonably priced. Overall excellent place to visit and enjoy

  • 2024-02-23 03:10:19