Hanging Bridges & La Fortuna Waterfall with Tortilla Making

Approx. 8 hours

North Zone


The Arenal Volcano and the surrounding area is home to some spectacular wildlife and natural beauty. Join your naturalist guide on an adventure to visit some of the highlights that this area is famous for. Our day starts with a guided walk via the hanging bridges while seeing what life is like up in the treetops by taking in the sights and sounds of the rainforest. The Hanging Bridges offer an amazing view of the rainforest. This easy, guided hike is wonderful for nature lovers of all ages. Along the trails inside this private natural reserve of nearly 250 hectares of tropical rainforest, you might encounter leaf-cutter ants, wild boars, vipers, tarantulas, poisonous dart frog, toucans, monkeys and sloths. Your next stop will be a visit to the impressive La Fortuna waterfall. Dropping 70 meters into a bright blue pool, La Fortuna waterfall in Arenal paints a perfect postcard of the Costa Rican jungle and is usually one of the highlights of an Arenal trip for its beautiful views and scenery. Once you hike down and reach the base of the waterfall to the left is a lovely calm water pool area that is good for swimming. The climb back up does involve climbing stairs. After your hike out of the waterfall canyon we head to lunch, where guests will enjoy a culinary journey to celebrate the delicious and traditional foods of Costa Rica. A visit to the kitchen of Dona  Mara will be the highlight of your visit to the Arenal Volcano area. Our private authentic cooking experience, set in the kitchen of Dona Mara in the heart of the Chachagua rainforest, is the perfect place to learn about Costa Rican food and getting a a taste of the flavors of local traditions. Dona Mara, a local woman from the Chachagua region near the Arenal Volcano,   will welcome you into her kitchen and present the day’s menu. Dona Mara is well known in the area for her delicious local cuisine. Learn alongside her how to prepare delicious “Tortillas Caseras” (Tortillas made by hand) from grinding the corn to hand patting the tortillas to toasting them on her wood-burning stove. Come to the table and savor all of authentic local specialties on Dona Maras open air terrace.

Tour Duration: Approx. 8 hours

Other Details

  • The rate may vary depending on the number of people, please consult with our experts

What’s included

  • Bilingual certified guides
  • Transportation from/to La Fortuna Hotels
  • Delicious Costarican lunch
  • Make your own hot sauce
  • Hands-on tortilla making
  • Drinks

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Repellent
  • Extra Clothes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Towel
  • Bathing suit



John Arias

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Some may think us crazy or irresponsible but we journeyed to Costa Rica for Christmas! We used Find My Costa Rica services over a four week period from Dec 11 2020 to Jan 10 2021 for ground transfers (one being to a Pacific coast beach house in Playa Grande) and a local Chocolate Tour, due to Covid-19 we were of course limiting our public activities. We used this service for 7 different transfers. we always found the drivers and guides attentive to Covid protocols on top of just being as friendly as all Costa Rica people are. This being our third trip to the La Fortuna area we have met some of these people before but in better circumstances. The most important issue I want to write about here is from Dec 30 when we heard the Canadian government was putting in place the requirement of having a NEGATIVE PCR test before we could return home. In a panic we contacted FMCR on the 31st and over the next few days they made full arrangements for tests for my wife and I. FMCR provided transfer to and from Ciudad de Quesada where the lab was from El Bosque where we were staying during this portion of our trip. Given a time frame requirement of within 72 hrs before flight (on the Jan 10), the New Year holiday/weekend closure of the nearest lab and that lab being an hour drive away into the mountains we were very anxious and worried. However as with any previous interactions we have had with FMCR or associated companies our worry was unnecessary, all went flawless. Of course FMCR could not guarantee us the NEGATIVE result we needed but they were a large part of our both results being that way through their professional and clean services in our transfers. Thank you Find My Costa Rica and we will see you once again soon.
Hank Bartlett
Hank Bartlett
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Ashley Holmes
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Ginger Rogers
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