In a country filled with waterfalls, how does La Fortuna stack up? Is it worth the $10? Is it worth the hike? How bad is the hike? It seems like these are the questions everyone has about most of the tourist spots so let’s see if La Fortuna Waterfall is worth your time and tourist dollars.
The waterfall itself is around 10-15 minutes outside of La Fortuna. When we went it was in the dry season and a 4WD vehicle wasn’t necessary. It wasn’t the best road in the country but it was far from the worst. Parking is ample and well organized; plus no requirement to back into a space as is often the case at Costa Rican tourist spots.
$10 to get in. As a value play this is probably one of the more expensive sites in Costa Rica. You’re paying $10 for an hour worth of hiking and however long you choose to play at the waterfall. That being said it’s a very well-maintained area (the path is under construction as of February 2014) and the money all goes to a non-profit. Continue reading…