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Skip-the-Line La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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See for yourself why more than 100,000 visitors flock to La Fortuna Waterfall each year with an admission ticket to one of Costa Rica's most prized natural attractions, located inside Arenal Volcano National Park. After admiring the falls from a distance, hike down a steep path to stand at the base of the mesmerizing 230-foot (70-meter) cascade, where you can feel the power of the Fortuna River and feel its mist spraying into the surrounding jungle.
  • Entrance ticket to La Fortuna Waterfall
  • Visit one of Costa Rica's highest and most popular waterfalls
  • Located inside Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Hike down to the base of the falls to swim in the river or simply admire the scenery
  • Visit any time during opening hours
  • A must-see stop on any Arenal itinerary
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Skip-the-line admission ticket to La Fortuna Waterfall
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or high blood pressure
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Catarata La Fortuna

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no need
, Mar 2020
the waterfall is amazing but the line really isn't that long, this doesn't really save you much time
Awesome place
, Feb 2020
Very quick and very smooth experience. Absolutely amazing view! Worth every penny! Stairs are not too bad at all
Review for July/August visit low...
, Aug 2017
Review for July/August visit low season. The waterfall is absolutely gorgeous! The water is clean and not too cold, as well. There is only a small area for people to wade in. It is very rocky, so bring water shoes to protect your feet. The walk to and from the waterfall is very well maintained. It is, however, very steep and has a million steps. I am in good shape and still had to stop to take catch my breath on the way back up. Parking is free but very limited. The tour buses seem to have priority. Since the lot is so small, it is fairly safe, as it is near the entrance. We didn't see any signs pointing to the waterfall on the drive up, but noticed that if you followed the rainforest coffee tour signs, off of the main highway, it essentially lead you to the waterfall. We went during the low season on a Monday and it was relatively full. I can't imagine how packed it must be during the high season for such a small place! We only spent an hour at the waterfall because of all the people. It's beautiful and fun to see, though. And, a great deal for the price of the admission. You don't need the guides. Just buy your ticket and enjoy the steps up and down, it's about two football fields worth of steps in each direction. Bring bug spray, some snacks, and enjoy!
, Mar 2020
Magnifique chute où l’ont peut se baigner. À voir! Beaucoup de marches pour s’y rendre mais la vue en chute en vaut amplement la peine.
, Aug 2019
Cascade splendide On s y baigne apres des marches à descendre a couper le souffle Nous y sommes restés 3 heures entre la prise de photo et la baignade

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