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Gecko's Waterfall Grill

300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1569
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (3 reviews)
“dog rescue” (4 reviews)
“la fortuna” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, Deli, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant is attached to the Costa Rican Dog Rescue where they shelter 90+ dogs that were abused, sick or homeless. We stopped at the shelter and then had lunch at the Gecko restaurant attached. The food was amazing and the server attentive. We ordered...More

Thank erikatyrell
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

This place is so nice! The people who work here are really nice, especially Max and Gustavo! You should meet them!

Thank lanagmt
Reviewed July 19, 2018

This a great place to stop on your way to/from the waterfall. They have great chicken tacos! And they have craft beer! They help rescue dogs and there a few to pet while you eat, which is great when you're missing your pup! They were...More

Thank Bridget W
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice cafe /dog sanctuary. Check veggie wrap for queso if vegan! Nicer alternative to the packed cafe at Catarata Río Fortuna and just down the road from there. Worth the stop.

Thank JO B
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

The food was the best we had on the entire trip-in fact it was the only place we ate at twice! And we are dog fanatics so touring the rescue and eating outside with the pups was such a fantastic experience!! Great people and great...More

Thank AmandaS6992
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited Cr Dog Rescue which is also at the same location as Gecko’s Waterfall Grill. Our purpose in this visit was to take a severely malnourished dog to be rescued and cared for by the loving hands of Scott and his caring and capable...More

Thank OccupyHappiness
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Great veggie wrap and to die for minty mocha blended coffee. Found we are surrounded by friendly doggies inside. We enjoyed the food and environment very much.

Thank cksm2018
Reviewed October 5, 2017

Adorable rescue dogs, cold smoothies, and the freshest, most flavorful food you can find. Gecko's is delightful and casual. Don't miss this delicious destination!

Thank Barca729
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Stopped here after nearly collapsing from the volcano walk and had the nicest wrap ever. It was full to the brim and so reasonably priced as well. I am glad I was hungry and got to eat here. If this was in the centre then...More

Thank Mullen89
Reviewed April 18, 2017

This is a must do while in La Fortuna. Scott and his team will great you with mojitos and that is when the fun begins. You will prepare several dishes and learn how to share a taste of Costa Rica with your friends and family...More

Thank briana138
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cafe, Deli, South American, Central American, Costa Rican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300m south of La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 2479 1569
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