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La Fortuna: Half-Day Waterfall Tour with Lunch

4.8 / 5

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Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

La Fortuna: Half-Day Waterfall Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Red Lava TSC

From US$ 50 per person

Prepare to be amazed on an excursion to the La Fortuna Waterfall. Explore a little village of the Maluku Indians. Walk across a hanging bridge, visit a butterfly garden and a frog pond, and enjoy a typical lunch.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup included from accommodation in La Fortuna city only.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Be amazed by La Fortuna waterfall
  • Spend a day in nature
  • Explore a butterfly garden and a frog pond
  • Discover the culture of the Maluku
Full description
After hotel pickup in La Fortuna, set off on a short drive to reach the departure point, where you will start with an easy forest walk along the crystal-clear La Fortuna River. Along the way, hop on a tractor cart that will take you up hill to a panoramic viewpoint. Having seen the waterfall in the distance, start a trek down a jungle staircase. Halfway down, reach a high suspension bridge that will have to be conquered in order to continue.  Follow the trail further down the huge canyon that was shaped by a volcanic mega eruption. Coming to the end of the canyon, the spectacular La Fortuna Waterfall awaits. Marvel at the lush vegetation on 230-foot walls, the massive volcanic rocks at its base, and the huge amount of water splashing down in its pool. Take time to bask in its beauty, while the brave souls of the group can even take a dip. Back at the viewpoint, walk down to the little village of the Maluku Indians. Seated in their palenke, main house, enjoy a rest while listening to an interesting telling of Maluku culture, art, and history. Having been active for some hours, the moment will then come to enjoy a warm, traditional lunch. Next to the restaurant, there is a butterfly garden and frog pond, which you can explore while waiting for the food to be served. Return to your hotel at around 1:30 PM.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna
  • Spanish- and English-speaking guide
  • Lunch with juice
  • Park entrance fee
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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The trek to the waterfall was beautiful and the guide was very informative. It’s highly challenging climbing back up. The trip to the Maleku village was also very interesting. The lunch was average. The transportation is without air conditioning(if it’s hot or raining it gets stuffy) and if you are staying way out of arenal like we did you are likely to get charged a bit more for pick up which I thought was reasonable. Overall a good tour to book for the La Fortuna waterfall.

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January 9, 2020

My family of 4 ( two teens) had an amazing time. Thank you! The only way to see La Fortuna Waterfall! So much fun!

June 8, 2021

January 6, 2022


Product ID: 272927