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Address: Tenorio Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Beautiful Hike to Beautiful Waterfall

This is a lovely national park. We hiked the entire route and it took about 3 1/2 hours. We took the advice of other ta posters and hiked to the end and then admired the sites on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely national park. We hiked the entire route and it took about 3 1/2 hours. We took the advice of other ta posters and hiked to the end and then admired the sites on the way back. We visited in April which is their dry season and it still was a little bit damp and muddy--we wore... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It's a bit hard to find the entrance for place, and when you do there will be a parking lot out front that you can park in for free (there's places trying to make you pay across the street). At the entrance you have to pay a park fee which is about $13US for an adult and $5 for kids.... More 

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Cagliari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

A good walk in the national park, secondary forest in the first part and primary after, until getting to the river. The colour of the water leaves you speechless. It's definitely one of the most beautiful spots of Costa Rica.

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dunwoody
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We spent about 3 hours hiking in and back out. One of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. Paid about US$40 to hire the services of a guide at the park's entrance, Jonathan. He was totally worth it - great guy (taught himself English by listening to Linkin Park), full of facts about flora and fauna and the... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This river is a must see if you're going to be in Costa Rica. The hike to the waterfall in the national park ($12 per adult /kids free) is easy to do (if you can handle some steps) and magnificient.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First the challenging part. The road there is one of the worst on earth for the last 5 miles. We came from La Fortuna and rented a 4 wheel drive SUV and a GPS which guided us there. Boy did we need them. I'm glad we didn't get some sub-compact Corolla; we may not have made it or we'd end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We travelled from La Fortuna at the end of March. Its a bit of a hike to get there, but our guide was excellent and kept things interactive to pass the time. Once there we were greeted with the remarkable natural wonder of the park. We saw two pit vipers on the tour. Neither experience was scary. Just be aware... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

i was frustrated that I couldn't find a single source of information about how to drive here (a puzzle of combing reviews, maps, and web pages). Hike is highly worth it. So here you go.... I stayed at arenal and had rental car. There are two options, turn off highway 4 in San Rafael de guatuso or drive further to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We arrived in the nearby town just before the park was scheduled to close to visitors (4 or 4:30pm) and so had to book it to the park and hike at a pretty fast pace, though we still got to spend a good 1.5 hours exploring. It was well worth the visit even at a brisk pace. The waterfall and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The waterfalls are breathtaking, such a beautiful shade of blue, surrounded by mountain sides covered with tropical rain forest plants, exotic flowers etc.. It's a couple mile walk to the falls, not too strenuous tho there are 253 steps to get down to (and up from) the waterfall. Walking thru the rain forest, the lushness and fragrance are all around... More 

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