La Fortuna Waterfall

The steps were amazingly uneven in height
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The steps were amazingly uneven in height


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The tourist shop was open for business
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The tourist shop was open for business


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Snacks, pops, and water were for sale
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Snacks, pops, and water were for sale


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Pringles with Spanish language labels
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Pringles with Spanish language labels


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Macadamia nuts were another snack for sale
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Macadamia nuts were another snack for sale


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A stick insect rested on the cooler bottom
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A stick insect rested on the cooler bottom


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Metal steps led up to a handy viewing platform
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Metal steps led up to a handy viewing platform


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The distant falls viewed from the viewing platform
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The distant falls viewed from the viewing platform


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The first of 400 steps led down to the fall's base
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The first of 400 steps led down to the fall's base


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The sign at the top warned of the dangers
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The sign at the top warned of the dangers


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Part way down was a second bridge to cross
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Part way down was a second bridge to cross


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400 steps later, and tired, the base of the falls
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400 steps later, and tired, the base of the falls


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A river flowed out from the fall's lagoon
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A river flowed out from the fall's lagoon


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The water fell fiercely hard
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The water fell fiercely hard


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Some watched while other dashed for the water
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Some watched while other dashed for the water


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A few dared walk behind the falls
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A few dared walk behind the falls


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Dave and Terry chatted with a stranger behind the falls
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Dave and Terry chatted with a stranger behind the falls


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The falls fell from high above
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The falls fell from high above


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The water was cool and refreshing on a hot day
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The water was cool and refreshing on a hot day


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A mother with young children lounged fallside
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A mother with young children lounged fallside


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He lounged against a boulder and watched the others swim
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He lounged against a boulder and watched the others swim


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Terry wondered it it was time to emerge
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Terry wondered it it was time to emerge


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He pondered the true width of the falls
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He pondered the true width of the falls


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Walking up 400 steps could cause side splitting pain
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Walking up 400 steps could cause side splitting pain


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An impossible climb without the cheering of lizards
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An impossible climb without the cheering of lizards


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