Central America Travel News

Swim beneath a 230-foot waterfall in La Fortuna

The up-and-coming area surrounding the town of La Fortuna is the perfect spot for any Costa Rica tour. Full of outdoor activities that travelers of any skill level can enjoy, the town's recent growth gives visitors a range of classy lodging and dining options to boot.

La Fortuna is largely known for its spectacular waterfall. Surrounded by lush Costa Rican vegetation, the waterfall features an elegant stream of 230 feet falling into the deep pool below. The waterfall's pool has become an increasingly popular spot for visitors to cool off during the day; however, guests who want to visit the natural wonder will want to give themselves plenty of time to experience it. The trail leading to the fall is quite rugged, so guests are encouraged to watch their footing and keep a slow, steady pace during their hike.

Visitors who want a drier place to cool off can head underground to the nearby Venado Caverns. Stalactites in the caverns range drastically in size and shape, with their particular limestone formation looking eerily similar to a giant's skeletal backbone.

After a long day of outings, travelers will have their pick among many choices for eats and accommodations. Travelers wanting a bit more landscape to their accommodations have their choice of many cabana-style hotels and motels, where guests can rent individual cabins. Although most of these lodging options are a littler further from town, few can argue that their riverside location isn't worth a short walk.

Luigi's Lodge and Pizzeria is another convenient option for travelers. A large hotel found in town and close to other amenities, Luigi's connected pizzeria is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Even lodge guests, however, should try to get a table early, as this popular stop is more often than not quite full of hungry diners. 

Recommended Tours

Panama - Sea to Sky

9 days from $4,023 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Hike through the thick mist that bathes the rainforest floor in an eerie glow and listen to the wild song of the jungle as you explore Panama’s famous cloud forests.
More Info

Panama Family Adventure

8 days from $2,424 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Your kids will love hearing the stories of real-life pirate Henry Morgan who looted and destroyed Old Panama in 1671 as they recreate his swashbuckling swordsmanship among the ruins of the ransacked city.
More Info

Costa Rica Cloudforest & Coast

8 days from $3,384 pp*
Custom Private Tour
Fly through the cloudforest on a zipline, ride a horse along sun-drenched beaches and safari through the jungle in search of rare & colorful birds on this private guided tour of Arenal & Punta Islita.
More Info
Kensington Advantage
Personalized itinerary with private guide & driver. Award winning value.
  • Personalized itinerary that fits like a glove
  • Full attention of your own private guide & driver
  • In-country offices for 24/7 peace of mind
  • Multi-award winning
  • 30,000 delighted clients

With the inside track on the new, the old, the off-the-beaten track and the out-of-this-world, you won't find a more knowledgeable team of destination specialists.

Meet Our Experts
Curators of extraordinary experiences, you won't find a more skillful team.
30,000 Delighted Customers
"Kensington, you've done it again...perfection!"

Don't take our word for it.
Here's what our clients say.

"Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent."

Newsletter Subscription
Have our hand picked trips, news & specials delivered to you.
Thank you for signing up!

Your details have been received and processed successfully.
Travel + Leisure : World's Best Award 2014 Family National Geographic Traveler : 50 Tours of a Lifetime Travel Leisure Award 2015