Hike to La Fortuna River Waterfall


This tour begins visiting a unique open-air butterfly garden, a very different concept from covered gardens since all the landscape has been set up with nectar and host plants, recreating a natural environment to attract local butterflies from the surrounding trees, instead of confining them into a huge cage. Here you will learn the importance of promoting the role in the ecosystem of each living creature with a clear example, among many other interesting things!

A short distance away from this garden, you’ll find The Orchid Trail, which is a natural exhibition of over 150 different kinds. These plants can be found holding from the trees just the same way you would find them in the depths of rainforest. Here you’ll discover how curious can result the behavior of these amazing plants and how fierce can be its adaptations in order to survive to the toughest  environment conditions.

The next step will be taking a trail to the waterfall base and its crystalline waters. At the beginning of the trail, you will find a lookout where you can appreciate the beauty of the water body which stands out from all the trees. On the way, you might spot different species of birds, mammals and reptiles as the trail goes throug rainforest part of the Arenal Volcano National Park. Once you reach the base, you’ll witness La Fortuna River Waterfall as it jumps from a 210 feet rocky wall into a natural pool. Here you can choose swimming in its refreshing waters, taking amazing photographs, or simply relax and enjoy the beauty of La Fortuna Waterfall.


  • Entrance Fees
  • Lunch
  • Water Bottle
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation



  • Pick up at Hotel

    Our team will pick you up at your hotel or lodging place around 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Pick up times vary depending on your location and it will be provided upon reservation.

  • La Fortuna River Waterfall Arrival

    Hike starts upon arriving at La Fortuna River Waterfall facilities -around 30 minutes later-. After a quick check in you can visit the restrooms and get prepared for a 2 hours (approx.) adventure.

  • Lunch

    After such hike, a lunch will be available for you.

  • Good bye!

    Back to La Fortuna, we’ll drive you back to your hotel for about 30 minutes. “Hasta luego”!