Guided La Fortuna Waterfall, Swimming Hole and Lunch


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6 reviews   (5.00)

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Departs: costa rica, costa rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Overview

The 225-ft La Fortuna Waterfall is one of the most-iconic and most-beautiful attractions near the Arenal Volcano. A visit to the base of this waterfall requires hiking down hundreds of well-built, stable stairs, going across a couple of hanging bridges to where you can actually relax in the soothing cool waters down below. And you will certainly work up an appetite on your way back up, so it's the perfect opportunity to join us at the Hunters and Gatherers all you can eat natural buffet right next another of the La Fortuna's stunning attractions: the El Salto Secret Swimming Hole! This is an informative guided tour, but take your time and enjoy your surroundings! This half-day activity takes about 3 hours in total and can be done in the morning or afternoon. You extend your stay at El Salto at no extra charge.


What's Included

Coffee and/or Tea

Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

Local guide

Locally-sourced, delicious food

Snacks

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 5
  • YOUTH: Age: 6 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy


What To Expect

Our headquarters is located right next to one of the most beautiful locations in the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna areas at the El Salto swimming hole and waterfall park. This is a great place to hang out and enjoy your time in La Fortuna!

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

La Fortuna Waterfall
Take a hike to the base of the iconic La Fortuna waterfall whose waters flow from the Children's Eternal Rainforest way up in the cloud forests of Monteverde. It's a magical place and a bit of a hike, with great Instagramable photo opportunities at every step! Your guide will lead the way! Take advantage of strolling through the orchid and butterfly gardens.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Pura Vida!
Tiffany_B, 11-05-2022
I loved our tour guide, Marcos; so glad it was not Jason ;); he provided EXCELLENT customer service. He taught us so much about the area from plants/trees, wildlife, and optical illusions. He made our group feel very comfortable. Glad we went early morning to avoid the crowd. Marcos is the best!

FYI- Jason is not a real tour guide just an inside joke for the group.
Wonderful
M1chael57, 03-03-2022
Even though it was rainy, our tour guide Otto made it very enjoyable. He is THE BEST. I also booked taxi-boat-taxi from Arenal to Monteverde. I hope we get Otto!
La Fortuna Day Tour with Santos
X7287SEcarlyb, 19-04-2021
From start to finish the tour was amazing. Ask for Santos! He was the BEST So knowledgeable and kind. We started the tour at the Hanging bridges park. He was quick to point out ALL the wildlife he spotted and share interesting facts about Costa Rica that we never would have learned had we done the hike solo. He took tons of photos for us and videos of us walking across the hanging bridges. We then went to the Arenal Volcano, where he brought us up to a perfect view and shared the whole history of the volcano and how Costa Rica was formed. He made sure to take short breaks and ask if we needed the rest room where available. Then he brought us to the beautiful waterfall where we hiked all the way down to the bottom and got to swim for a bit. We travelled back up and he brought us to where we had an amazing buffet lunch. We are so glad we did this tour. THANK YOU SANTOS for an unforgettable experience.
Combo tour waterfall, hanging bridges, and volcano hike
connie123h, 09-01-2020
Had a great full day tour despite some rain! Our tour guide Axel was awesome and highly knowledgeable. Lunch was great (I’m vegetarian and they had plenty of options for me; my husband is not vegetarian and he enjoyed the meal as well). On the hanging bridges tour we got to see howler monkeys, a tarantula (which I am scared of, but it is was hiding in a hole so you only looked if you wanted to), and bats! We are quite adventurous, and this was a nice, easy-going day.
Used them for 2 tours - absolutely great! 100% recommend
Trotsky999, 02-12-2019
It was our 5th or 6th trip to Costa Rica and our first drive to Arenal Volcano.
I chose Desafio for the waterfall tour as they had an amazing website with every detail. Greg responds immediately.

Next day I also bought trip to Sloth park.

Tour guide and the driver are extremely courteous, friendly and knowledgeable.
The waterfall is a must but it's hard for people with medical conditions as you have to walk 500 steps down and up so be reasonable.

Sloth tour through the jungle was amazing. The guide sets up the telescope so you can see those far but we actually saw sloths 20 feet away.

At the end of each tour the driver had the fruit cut up ready for you.
Highly recommend.




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