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Skip-the-Line La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Skip-the-Line La Fortuna Waterfall Admission Ticket

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Overview

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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1/2/2022 - 1/1/2023
Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or high blood pressure
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Catarata La Fortuna
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Hike to the Waterfall, it's beautiful! Would recommend!
Robin_V
, Jun. 2022
The waterfall is so beautiful & well worth the hike down to see it. There are MANY stairs, over 500 but wasn't too bad at all. We got our workout in for the day. I would recommend hiking down to the waterfall, we really enjoyed it & got some great family time & photos there!
star-5
Arrived 3:45 pm, just...
Merlin_C
, May 2022
Arrived 3:45 pm, just started to rain, was pouring so hard when we arrived falls, had falls to ourselves with one other couple, was amazing to be at popular spot alone, personally would only return on the rain and we swam 40 min and were back intime for Beer at the top 5pm
star-4
Wonderful and affordable experience
Suzanne_S
, Apr. 2022
We bought the “skip-the-line” pass but honestly we didn’t need it - perhaps due to the timing of when we went (around 12pm). The waterfall was beautiful and even though there were quite a number of people there everyone was respectful and allowed others room for pictures/swimming. I will say the warnings are legit - it is tiring climbing back up those stairs but they are kind enough to put seating at different points if you need to stop for a breather.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-4
Beautiful waterfall
Tomoko_T
, Mar. 2022
Very beautiful waterfall with very clear water that you can see fish swimming. It's definitely worth a visit but there it's a very long staircase to get there though so coming back up can be a little tough.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Breath taking
SandyGrimes
, Feb. 2022
Beautiful place! 500 steps each way but welll worth it. If you are in the area you can also check out the hanging bride park
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-3
no need
Danielle_O
, Mar. 2020
the waterfall is amazing but the line really isn't that long, this doesn't really save you much time
star-5
Awesome place
Evgenia_K
, Feb. 2020
Very quick and very smooth experience. Absolutely amazing view! Worth every penny! Stairs are not too bad at all
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-3
Review for July/August visit low...
JOSHUA H
, 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!
star-3
Accueil super. 600...
Fabrice_E
, Mar. 2022
Accueil super. 600 marchés pour descendre et donc 600 pour remonter. Attention en bas car l accès est très compliqué à cause des rochers. Beau point de vue. Physique !
star-5
Wow
Renaud_S
, 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.
star-5
Splendide
Maps595061
, 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
1 traveller found this review helpful

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