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Montezuma Falls

Entrance just south of main town road, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The short hike of about 15-20 minutes can get tricky especially if had rained the night before but once you get to the falls itll be woth it. There are actually two falls here the big one which what most people know and the smaller one across. The big can get a little murky and brownish and not advisible to... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

The waterfalls are beautiful, but be careful on the slippery rocks! Worth the short hike, for sure! After heavy rains the falls look a bit muddy, so set your expectations.

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Wilton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We had been swimming in the Montezuma river and it was crystal clear . The next day we hiked into the falls after a torrential rain that night. Big difference. Now muddy and running higher and stronger we were glad to be adopted by Crazy Carlos, a local who knows this water like he knows himself. He safely managed us... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You know it is a must see when there is a tourist attraction that all the locals go to. In the rainy season, it can be a little more of a challenge to get back to the falls. The scenery and peacefulness of the place is worth it. Make sure you wear your swim suit so you can jump in... More

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creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The falls,wild life and good surf are defiantly the highlights of Costa Rica. So put on some hiking shoes or tough it out. I did this hike without shoes, it's a little tricky but worth it. When you get to the top the water is much clearer and it's far less crowded. Two pools a view down from the tallest... More

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Petaluma, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The hike could be a challenge to some as you'll be going over slippery rocks at points.The short hike there was rugged and enjoyable! The falls were nice. The pool was a muddy color but the falls were still beautiful. Locals will cliff dive which is fun to watch! I went just before noon.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Easy hike in even for the novice hiker, provided you have good shoes on. We didn't plan on doing the hike that day and walkedminnlike idiots in flip-flops. Did the hike but would have been a lot safer / fun in closed toe shoes! The falls are breath taking, swimming in the lower pools with the tall cascade behind was... More

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Vancouver Coast and Mountains, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Cliff jumping!!! Yay, best day - loved the cool waters - found the hike to be challenging and exliarsting- reminded me of our Grouse Grind at home in Vancouver!

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Littlefield, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a long trek down to the falls but once you get there it is well worth the visit. The falls are beautiful and the people watching is awesome!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nice 30-45 min hike, bit challenging over wet rocks, but it's an adventure. 3 waterfalls - most people stop at no.1 and swim, relax. Worth the hike but not appropriate for children. I saw a newborn being carried - brave/stupid! 45 mins from Tambor beach, 1 hour from Paquera ferry port. Cheap parking: $2 all day with someone supervising. TAKE... More

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