Quick recap of our journey to Costa Rica
One of the suggested attractions in La Fortuna is a visit La Fortuna Waterfalls.
1. How to get to La Fortuna Waterfalls
Simply plug in La Fortuna Waterfalls in your GPS. We used Waze and Maps.Me.
If you are staying in the La Fortuna area, getting to the waterfall is very easy. From where we stayed, Hotel Los Lagos, it was about a 15-20 minute ride.
2. Admission price
- $18 per person – for non-Nationals
- Kids 8 years and younger – FREE
- Locals or residents are $9 with ID
- Locals or students are $4 with ID
You can pay with a credit card, or cash. Once you pay, you will be asked to go to the right, and sign a waiver form and get your wrist band/s.
We’ve seen people wear flip flops, sandals, and sneakers. For our visit, we wore sandals, and we were perfectly fine when went up and down to the waterfalls.
Approaching the waterfalls or climbing back up to the main entrance
5. How easy/difficult is it to get to the falls
There are over 500 steps, excellent staircases that were built to make this descent or climb be as easy as possible. There are benches in different parts of paths that will allow you take little breaks in between.
We took about 10 minutes to walk down, and about 15 minutes to climb back up with a good handful of breaks taken.
6. Can you swim once you get to the falls?
The waterfalls is swimmable, so bring your swim wear. There are no restrooms by the waterfalls. Shower and restrooms are located upstairs.
We had a fantastic visit at La Fortuna Waterfall. They did a wonderful job in making this waterfall extremely accessible. Enjoy your visit.