La Fortuna Waterfall is a 1.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and horses. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
48 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

forest

waterfall

hiking
9 days ago

Such a wonderful experience.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful waterfall and a nice place to take a dip in the water! Stairs have all been replaced since the last time I was there. Much nicer and easier to climb up and down the stairs now.

14 days ago

Beautiful waterfall. Easy paved walk on stairs.
Nice for a quick and easy adventure.
Bring a suit to swim at the bottom!

walking
15 days ago

The waterfall itself is a majestic sight. If you are into waterfalls this is a good stop and people can dip in the plunge pool. Apparently there are lifeguards who will prevent swimmers from getting too close to the fall itself. But from a hiking / nature viewing perspective this is a rather boring place. Travel is confined to the 500+ stairs down. Very little space at the bottom. It seems all tourists to Costa Rica are at the bottom simultaneously! Other than some fish in the stream no wildlife was seems.

nature trips
1 month ago

Cost 15 dollars, pretty but not worth it. 500 steps down, 500 steps up nothing else to do...no flowers in the orchid garden were in bloom. In high season with warm weather, tiny swimming area just down from the falls would have been too packed to move. The waterfall is nice, but not spectacular and not for that price.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous waterfall! Took the stairs down and back up once ready. Man made straight forward trail - there are about 500 stairs down to the falls (ballpark, or so I was told). No guide needed. It is highly trafficked. When I went there were a lot of people there.

3 months ago

Good trial, beautiful views, but expensive

3 months ago

really beautiful quick hike

6 months ago

Great swimming spot at the bottom. Very touristy but gorgeous. Beware, If there is a flash flood warning, they will have you get out of the water and move to the observation deck.

6 months ago

Many stairs, lots of wildlife (saw toucans and monkeys) and a very nice waterfall. Price is OK.

7 months ago

Awesome awesome waterfall amazing views excellent little hike up and down not too difficult but a little bit challenging on the way back

Water is beautiful the price is OK and people are fantastic highly recommend

hiking
8 months ago

Super easy, man made trail, no guide is needed.

The waterfall is breathtaking and extremely strong.

walking
9 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls and relaxing swim hole to the left .There's alot of fish that'll be swimming around you.

10 months ago

A lot of steps down, but very nice place to take a dip and a beautiful waterfall reward.

walking
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Stairs down and up. Nothing too challenging.

horseback riding
Monday, October 30, 2017

Took a horse back riding tour through the jungle (Awesome) to get to this trail (staircase) down to the waterfall.

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Saturday, January 02, 2016