WATERFALLS RIO FORTUNA

WATERFALLS RIO FORTUNA

THE WATERFALL OF THE FORTUNA AREA

Ph (506) 2479-9515/ 2479-8078. E-mail: info@arenaladifort.com  www.arenaladifort.com. Located 800 meters to the south of La Fortuna taking a turnoff from here until the car park of the waterfall 4 km to the east. From 08:00 a.m to 05:00 p.m everyday, foreigners 12 US$/ national 8 US$. For the first 200 meters you will walk on a bridge, passing by the toilets, souvenir stores, a shop selling refreshments and a viewpoint to the left hand side where you can see the waterfall, and then 400 meters towards the waterfall, using approximately 480 steps in good condition, it takes about 15 minutes to go down and 25 minutes to go up. With resting areas (going up is not recommended for people with heard problems), visitors carry out the walk under their own risk, with guides only with agencies. The waterfall has a fall of 70 meters and a capacity of 40 gallons of water per second, along with the panorama of the water is the amount of species of animals and plants that there is in this beautiful place. There is a pool that is suitable for swimming which is about 25 meters away from the waterfall with clear water crystal and fresh water 20 ºC and 26 ºC, and it is prohibited to swim close to the waterfall, it is very dangerous.  It is a natural beauty, hidden in the virgin mountains; in this river you can also enjoy other waterfalls that look splendid in the middle of the forest. The area is certified by the I.C.T, it has parking, public telephone, and two souvenir stores. It belongs to the Asociación de Desarrollo Integral de La Fortuna (ADIFORT) (The Association of Integral Development), all of the funds that are collected are for the community (non-profit). Spanish and English spoken.

What to bring?

Hiking boots (burros), Light clothes, insect repellent, water, binoculars, water, video cameras and swimsuits.