Arenal National Park/Costa Ricacurrently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisseArenal National Park/Costa Ricacurrently wearingcurrently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisseArenal National Park/Costa Ricacurrently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisse/ Arenal National ParkArenal National Park/Costa Ricacurrently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisseArenal National Park/Costa RicaArenal National Park/Costa Rica/ currently wearingcurrently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisse Arenal National Park/Costa Rica Arenal National Park/Costa Rica Arenal National Park/Costa Rica currently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisse currently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisse currently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisse la fortuna waterfall/ currently wearing/ swiss blog/ blog mode suisseOne of the attractions that you have to see when you visit Costa Rica is La Fortuna Waterfall (Catarata Fortuna in Spanish). It is located in Alajuela province and it is an impressive act of nature with 200 feet/ 70 m of total height. If you don’t mind its chilling water, you can dive in the pool below the fall. We forgot our swimsuits but I don’t think we would plunge in with Chloe-Sofia at this age. It had to be really refreshing though as everyone who came out was telling us to jump in.

If you have a toddler, I recommend taking a carrier with you. You’ll climb down many stairs to reach the waterfall so you’d better forget about taking stroller. The hike is steep and going back is physically challenging. I found it quite hard but luckily Chloe-Sofia enjoys being carried. The only thing that bothered her was the heat. Once we undressed her and put her in only in her diaper, she started to have fun.

I brought with us a travel size sunscreen to cover her hands and legs that were sticking out. She does not like wearing a hat but as you hike in the forest, we were covered by the trees. When we were somewhere more exposed, like on the beach, I wore a large brim straw hat to keep her covered. Even if Alex thinks that I am too serious about it, it is better to be safe than sorry. Not to mention that he burnt his back on the beach, not me or Chloe-Sofia.

Besides bringing proper hiking clothes and swimsuit, I would recommend not to look around much. The forest is full of snakes and other creatures that I prefer not to see. I am true Ophidiophobic – I can’t even see a picture of snake without feeling sick. Meeting a real snake is definitely not on my bucket list. Do you have some animal phobia as well?


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Photos by Alex.


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What an amazing post! You had a great time with you family. Love this destination. Costa Rica is beautiful place. I really enjoyed your photos! Breathtaking…
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Hey Miri, seems like you all had a lovely time hiking! These pictures are way beyond beautiful and I love them….ur cute kid is so adorable, lots of love to the kid…!! Awesome pictures hun…Kisses, Neha

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wow ! lovely pictures
such a beautiful family you have <3

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I was really looking forward to finally getting to reading your blog on this Miri. The little Chloe-Sofia looks so snuggled and cute in her sling. I’m sure carrying her would have made the hike even more of a workout. Good idea with the hat to keep her covered. Babies have such delicate skin and you would never want to risk sunburn. OMG with you on the snakes! They scare me to no end, along with spiders and any other creepy crawlies!

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Thank you for stopping by, Adrianna. I am glad that you liked the photos.:-) and you are right, it was a workout! Big hugs and happy Easter Sunday! XO

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I bet you had a good time traveling with family! The destinations are beautiful, and I enjoyed reading your post.
Thanks for sharing!

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I love hiking ..especially when the destination is as magical and breathtaking as this. Gorgeous photos.

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Wow, so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
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Thank you, Adi! Hope you are having fun at Coachella! XO

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Oh wow. How beautiful! And you all look like you really enjoyed the hike! Ha – and my husband is the same way about sun protection. But curiously, he is always getting burnt…and I very rarely have an issue. Hmm. Haha.

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

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Haha! Those two should meet.;-)) you made me laugh, Lindsey. Hope you are settling down in Argentina. Hugs, sweetie.

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Amazing photographs, looks like a beautiful place! Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

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Thank you, Cami. You are so sweet! X

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Amazing photos! xoxo

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Thank you, Nina! XO

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I have been to that waterfall and it was so beautiful and picturesque! Would love to go back. Thanks for these gorgeous pics! Your daughter is so precious.

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That is so cool, Kathrine! Was it during your honeymoon? Big hugs and happy Easter weekend. XO

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Such precious photos! You have such a beautiful family!

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Thank you, Aiko. Hugs

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This sounds breathtaking and so cute to share these moments in family! Your daughter is a cutie pie!!

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Ohh, thank you so much, Violette. X

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Snakes scare me a little, also! But it sounds like you had a lovely time, and Chloe-Sofia (what a beautiful name!!) seems to have really enjoyed it, also. 🙂 Thank you for sharing, lovely! xoxo

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I am happy to hear I am not the only one, Kay! Have wonderful Easter weekend and thank you for stopping by! Hugs

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Such beautiful photos! It looks like you had such a nice time with your family! Your litl’ one is so cute!

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So beautiful! I want to go!!

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Thank you, Jennifer! XO

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Wonderful photos and place my dear! Such a beauty in nature! However I am so afraid of snakes too so I am totally getting you! Can’t even see a picture! Chloe-Sofia is so adorable 🙂
Thanks for sharing your experience with us and have a great weekend!
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Thank you so much, Stella! Have an amazing Easter weekend. Hugs

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I loved the photos!! Must be so refreshing!
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Thank you so much, sweetie! X

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Wow! Breathtaking. Love these photos.

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Thank you so much, Mary. XO

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Your little one is adorable. Glad, you all enjoyed hiking.

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Thank you for stopping by, Nina! Have a lovely Easter weekend! X

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great!

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