Saturday, September 12, 2015

Costa Rica Day 2: La Fortuna Waterfall

Our first two nights, we stayed in the town of La Fortuna. It's a very small town, with a church, a few hostels, and a few restaurants. Our favorite was Soda Viquez, which serves typical Tico food.

Only about a ten minute drive away is La Fortuna Waterfall (Catarata Rio Fortuna). It felt a little touristy, as they give you entrance wristbands and a pretty new-looking restaurant greets you as soon as you walk inside. The views were gorgeous though.

There are over five hundred steps that wind down to the waterfall. It took about twenty minutes to walk down. Everything was wet, lush, and green. 

The water was too strong the day we went (it'd been raining a lot), but often people swim in the falls. 

I remember seeing a sign that said – if the water starts turning brown, get out immediately, as it's a sign of a flash flood. Not going to forget that fact anytime soon.

A beauty. I remember the only sounds being running water and loudly humming cicadas.

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