La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica
|La Fortuna Waterfall|
|(es) Catarata Fortuna|
La Fortuna Waterfall in 2006
|Location||La Fortuna, Alajuela Province, Costa Rica|
|Total height||70-75 m|
|Number of drops||1|
La Fortuna Waterfall (Spanish for "the fortune") is located in central Costa Rica, in the Alajuela Province. In Spanish, it is known as Catarata Fortuna. The waterfall drops about 70−75 meters and is located at the base of the dormant Chato volcano, about 5.5 km outside of the town of La Fortuna, near the Arenal Volcano. It is fed by the Tenorio River, which travels through the rain forest in the Arenal Mountain range until it plunges over the cliff, forming this waterfall. The admission is $10 USD and the hike down to the waterfall is a short, but arduous one. It should take 10 minutes to go down and about 20 to get back up to the parking lot. Open from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.