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



Good prices and good experience! Very nice place, and afordable

  • 2023-01-20 19:13:20

Chris Klug

We loved the hike down to the waterfall and dipping our feet in the river by the falls. We saw a number of Morphos butterflies while relaxing by the falls and also appreciated the exercise walking the steps back up to the top, even though we took it slow!

  • 2023-01-15 16:47:44

Michaeline Shuman

Amazing experience. The restaurant and gift shop were not open when we visited, perhaps because of the new year’s day holiday.

  • 2023-01-04 06:23:58

Kristie Stewart

We had a great day! Beautiful

  • 2022-12-24 19:28:41

Diane Sue Kelley

Excellent! Bravissimo!

  • 2022-12-09 22:10:45

Yvonne Ouwens

A beautiful and well maintained park!! Keep up the good work!

  • 2022-12-04 17:19:34

Tannis dorscht

Say we could not swim due to heavy rainfall, the falls however were spectacular. Well worth the money and the walk.

  • 2022-11-27 20:44:26

Kalpesh Bhavsar

Lovely place and must see. The water fall is amazing and crystal clear water.

  • 2022-11-12 19:50:17

John Ulman

Amazing park 👏

  • 2022-11-10 13:24:43

Nina Gesierich

We really enjoyed our stay, beginning from the arrival and descent to the guarded swim at the waterfall and finally to climbing up the stairs again. :-)

  • 2022-09-28 07:24:45

Dora Tano

It was great

  • 2022-08-29 10:48:31

Kristen Dungee

Best experience ever! Just beautiful!! We felt safe down at the waterfall the life guards were very attentive to keeping everyone safe! Thank you!!

  • 2022-08-17 17:17:11

Mike Jou

Well maintained facility with professional staff. The waterfall is breathtaking!

  • 2022-08-16 17:44:24

Edgar Molina

Outstanding!!! The Ticos are special people!!!

  • 2022-08-02 17:30:26

Heather Dannahower

We loved our visit to the waterfall. It was all wonderful, topped off by a exceptionally friendly security guard who showed us the toucans, and gave us recommendations for the area.

  • 2022-07-27 20:57:26

Moira L Geary

We did not go to the restaurant or the gift shop because they were closed. Everything about this experience was perfect!

  • 2022-05-12 06:44:45

Anton Jones

This was a beautiful experience. The step were manageable , solid and good railings even though coming back up takes great effort. The view and fun in the water was exceptional with the fish in the river being a bonus for my husband.

  • 2022-05-06 07:01:20

Lisa Lang

This was my third visit to Costa Rica, and my third visit to La Fortuna Catarata. It's so beautiful! Ordering my tickets on line was easy, the staff was friendly and helpful when I checked in, the bathrooms are clean, the stairs are safer every time, and I like the new viewing platform. Thank you for keeping this natural wonder so clean and safe.

  • 2022-04-30 10:24:40

Garrett Humes

First Class! I will be back soon for sure!

  • 2022-04-23 09:34:16

Kira Heffernan

Super friendly reception, clean and well marked trail

  • 2022-04-20 17:03:48