A beautiful example of the Costa Rican country site will be found along the way, cattle farms and agriculture, also the chance to see some birds as oropendolas and toucans. After that you have to walk five hundred meters into the forest to get to the waterfall, which is 70 meters high. At the base of the waterfall there is a “natural pool” where we can swim in the fresh water of La Fortuna river for about one hour. The length of the tour is approximately four hours; from La Fortuna we have to go 5 ½ kilometers to the southeast. We spend 1 ½ hours to get to the rest site of the horses.
This tour begins visiting a unique open air butterfly garden, a very different concept from cover gardens, because all the landscape has being set up with nectar and host plants recreating a natural environment to attract local butterflies from the surrounding trees, every day becomes a singularity due to the visit of different species.
Now we are ready to take the trail to the waterfall base and its crystal clear waters. Along the trail, carved into the hillside, you will observe plants, trees, and animals, which inhabit the area like sloths, toucans, orioles and more. You can choose to swim in its refreshing waters, take amazing photographs, or simply relax and take in all of the beauty of the La Fortuna Waterfall.
Transportation, entrance fee & bilingual guide
Long pants, hiking shoes, swim suit, towel, camera and binoculars.
Water and Hike includes snack.
Hourseback riding Departures: 8:00 am or 2:00 pm
Hike Departures: 09:30am & 12:30pm
For round transportation out of hotels like:
*La Garza, Bosques Chachagua, La Casona, La Mansión Inn, Arenal Vista, Arenal Observatory, Linda Vista del Norte & Tilajari you must add $41.00 per person for the regular tour and $49.00 per person for the private tour.
*Tucano, Tierras Enamoradas, Los Héroes and Rancho Margot pay $63,00 additional per person for regular tour and $59.00 for private tour.
Maximum weight: 250lbs
Minimum age: 6 years old and must be accompanied by a guide
Children rate applies from 6 to 11 years and must be accompanied by two adults; otherwise pay as an adult.
Minimum 2 pax to operate the tour.