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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place can get busy, but a great place to cool off and see nature. Just across the small stream there is a second little pool fed by a hot water spring. Perfect place to sit and soak that isn't too crowded. We arrived late...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ontheroadkev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Perfect place to take pictures of the natural water falls and to go swimming to cool off. Go early as it gets crowded with tourists during the week. I was told it really fills up on the weekends.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank VacationsAandJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In spite of the short but rather difficult hike, this is definitely a place you should visit if you're in the area. The difficulty was related to the rainy season conditions at the time, and not so much the terrain itself, which was for us...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank SCalCWD
Reviewed 3 October 2019

If you don't get to see any other waterfalls in Guanacaste, there is a chance that you will be driving past this one and it is worth it for a short trip. When you get off the highway to make your right turn onto the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank MiteshP
Reviewed 19 September 2019

My wife and I were driving from San Jose, CR to Playa del Hermosa and she wanted to see this waterfall which was right on the way as we were taking Route 1. There is a cost to entry, 4,000 Costa Rican Colons, about $7...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank skattch
Reviewed 16 September 2019 via mobile

Got there early enough in the morning and had the whole place to ourselves! We got some amazing pics and videos. The water was so refreshing!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sukistateofmind
Reviewed 14 September 2019

We were in a rental car driving from San Jose to Playa Hermosa (Guanacaste). Since this was basically just off the highway, we decided to stop and stretch our legs. There were just a few people there enjoying the water. The place was lovely and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank bayareagirl66
Reviewed 2 September 2019

We drove here in a private car and went to the farther private 2nd entrance which requests a donation. The original one charges 7 USD per person?? We gave a 7000c donation. The path there is a little bumpy and unpaved but worth it. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank othynguyen
Reviewed 21 August 2019

We paid $28 for a family of four (we were in a private taxi and they don't charge the driver who takes you there**) and we only stayed there for about 45 minutes. It was mid-August (and not very sunny) so quite quiet here, but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank thewordybird
Reviewed 15 August 2019

We opted to drive in the entrance a little farther, passing the $7 per person fee parking area, to pay to park in another area where it is encouraged to donate for parking, the proceeds of which are said to go to the local school...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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oummimi
8 February 2019|
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Response from helencostarica | Reviewed this property |
Hello!! Children pay half. Enjoy, it's a beautiful place! ☺️☺️
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13 November 2018|
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Response from 118Bev | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought so as you just walk down the steps to the waterfall
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25 January 2018|
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Response from intrntnlwanderlust | Reviewed this property |
The path isn’t super flat, but it is a very short path down to the waterfall. Two in shape adults made it in 3 minutes. I think that you may be able to maneuver your way down with your kids without much trouble, but not... More
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