La Fortuna Falls Trailhead

La Fortuna (Arenal), Costa Rica

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There is a parking lot and information office at the entrance (open daily, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; admission $6). If you want to walk down to the bottom of the falls, keep to the right on the ravine trail. The trail has steps built into it at the steepest parts, and there are guardrails. The force of the waterfall is such that swimming is not possible. There is a place to swim if you take a trail to the left near the bottom of the falls. Don’t try this hike if you have high blood pressure, asthma, or diabetes. The hike is an exhilarating workout—it took us about 45 minutes to descend and huff and puff back up again.

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Nearby Hotels & Lodges

Arenal Oasis Ecolodge
Pura Vida Hotel y Restaurant
Arenal Backpackers Resort
Hotel La Amistad Arenal
Hotel Arenal Carmela
Hotel La Fortuna
Hotel Arenal Rabfer
Arenal Observatory Lodge
Hotel Arenal Springs Resort
Arenal Nayara Hotel
Mountain Paradise
Kioro Hotel
Tabacón Lodge
Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
Lost Iguana Resort
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The nearest town is La Fortuna (Arenal), 4 km away and Aeropuerto Arenal airport is 10.5 km.

Please note that distances for nearby hotels, attractions, activites & other points of interest are in a straight line. Distances by road may be significantly longer!

The exact gps map coordinates of La Fortuna Falls Trailhead are latitude 10.44216, longitude -84.6672. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)