If you're searching for a thrilling escapade, then the La Fortuna Waterfall Hike is a must-try. This tour offers an exceptional opportunity to explore the diverse flora and fauna while experiencing the natural wonders of Costa Rica.
The tour starts with the pickup at the hotel. Right after the entrance we can enjoy the first view point and you will be amazed by the beauty of the waterfall and its surrounding lush rainforests. We then start our descent along a downhill trail with more than 480 steps.
Along the way, we have some rest areas and will learn more about the native flora and fauna from our guide. With a little luck we also meet some rainforest inhabitants such as sloths, toucans, and butterflies.
We descend the stairs and hear the roaring of the water more and more. Once we reach the base of the waterfall, we will be greeted by the majestic sight of the La Fortuna Waterfall. The waterfall stands at an impressive height of 70 meters (230 feet), and the crystal-clear water falls into a pool below, creating a mesmerizing mist that surrounds the area.
If you want, you can swim in the refreshing water. For this we have a small river or, if the current is not too strong, the pool of the waterfall itself. After enjoying the scenic beauty of the La Fortuna waterfall and fortifying ourselves with a small fruit snack, we start the ascent. Our comfortable minibus is already waiting to take us back to our hotel, happy and exhausted.
By visiting the La Fortuna waterfall, you not only enjoy this impressive waterfall, but also support a development organization of the local community with the entrance fee. 100% of the profits go to social projects and benefit schools, an orphanage, a recycling center, road improvements, the safety of waterfall visitors and much more.