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Montezuma Falls

Address: Entrance just south of main town road, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Montezuma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The hike to the first set was fairly easy. The trail is just past the bridge on the right coming from Montezuma just before you hit the parking lot there is a trail by the garbage cans. 2 minutes in you will see a small little falls/rapids when you get to the top cross over to the right side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

What we learned crossing river is if you stay to right their is a trail you can take to see the falls from the other side - I hear if you pay $5 you can go to the left side trail and actually sit in the upper falls

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Really beautiful but make sure you wear trainers or walking boots, as the path is very inconsistent. Some scrambling required

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We thought we were going for a quick morning walk/hike. But this turned into a half day's activity. It was a little bit more laborious hiking and climbing than I expected, but was very fun. Wear good shoes. Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen. If you have a packable towel make sure to bring it and wear your suit. You'll want... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wear good water shoes and bring water, it's quite a hike, but it's totally worth going. there are people there jumping from the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Gorgeous set of falls. There's a bit of a hike to get there through the river & over slippery rocks but once you see the falls it's all worth it. The water beneath the falls feels great for swimming & there's lots of places next to the falls to climb up & jump in. It's a great way to spend... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It's not easy to get there, but it is a beautiful place to swim and be with your friends. It's a great way to change the routine of going to the beach (although they are quite amazing!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I went there with my mom and it was great. It's a little bit of a hike, but nothing bad. It's totally worth it! It was not too busy either. At one point we had the falls to ourselves.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Don't try and go by yourself it is quite tricky, use 1 of the guides that hang around the bottom, give him 20 dollars and youll enjoy yourself a lot more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Beautiful, refreshing waterfalls that you can swim in and jump off (although you have to be quite the daredevil to do the super high ones). The top waterfall is the easiest and safest to jump off and there is a rope swing to boot. There are some short waterfalls even beyond that, that you can get a nice massage from... More 

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