Northern Zone - Arenal Volcano
La Fortuna Waterfall Horseback Riding / Hike

La Fortuna Waterfall Reserve, where over 4 000 ml precipitation a year give you the chance to enjoy this majestic 210 feet high fall. A five hundred meters downhill hike will give you the chance to see it from the very bottom where a “natural pool” awaits if you want to swim in the fresh water of La Fortuna river.


Hourseback riding

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


4 Hours

What to bring

Long pants, hiking shoes, swim suit, towel, camera and binoculars.


Hike includes snack and water

Dates   Rates
From: 01 NOV 17 To: 30 JUN 19
Horseback Rates Adult $89
Children $71
Private $191
Private child $163
From: 01 DEC 18 To: 30 NOV 19
Hike Rates Adult $85
Children $43
Private $129
Private child $65
From: 01 JUL 19 To: 15 DEC 20
Horseback Rates Adult $99
Children $79
Private $199
Private child $169
From: 01 DEC 19 To: 15 DEC 20
Hike Rates Adult $93
Children $46
Private $145
Private child $72



Hourseback riding Departures: 8:00 am or 2:00 pm

Hike Departures: 09:30am & 12:30pm


Para transporte ida y vuelta fuera de la zona 1 como: Tilajari, La Garza, Bosques Chachagua, La Casona, Arenal Vista, Linda Vista del Norte, Arenal Observatorio, La Mansión Inn, agregue $ 90 por servicio privado y $ 84 por tour regular (1-8 pasajeros).

Para transporte ida y vuelta desde Tucano, Tierras Enamoradas, Los Héroes, Rancho Margot, agregue $ 162 por servicio privado y $ 98 por recorrido regular (1-8 pasajeros).


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.

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