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San Rafael Waterfall

Tena, Ecuador
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Ranked #8 of 13 attractions in Tena
Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Hiking
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The road was significantly better than we were lead to believe and the sites along the way were beautiful. The waterfall was gorgeous.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My dream was to go there but the road was close and nobody tell as anything o any information about these matter

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Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The waterfall was closed since the bridges to reach it had fallen because of the weather. Must visit this in my next trip.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

From the small town of Baeza, it's about 1.5 -2.5 hours to get to the waterfall San Rafael with a step-over in el chaco. The drive is through beautiful scenery, but still, it's quite a long drive for what turned out to be only a short hike to the viewpoint of the waterfall. The hike is through a lush and... More

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Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We visited the waterfall early morning. Be prepared, as it is tropical and warmish... For those that are walkers, it took less than 45 minutes to get to the waterfall from the entrance. We crossed a couple of foot bridges with smaller waterfalls. The foliage is green and vibrant. We saw lots of butterflies and flowers. There is an observation... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

tHE AMBIANCE, THE SOLITUDE, THE EXPERIENCE, the contact with nature on its more pure estate. The whole trip was on its own a nice experience, we went there thru a nice mountain scenery and then you will be on the middle of the jungle. Great

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Quito, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I really like the waterfall. You have to walk for about 45min to get there but the trip is worth it because of the wildlife and then when you get there the view is amazing.

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I love nature, peace and tranquility. I was excited when I visited the waterfall. It obviously cannot be compared to the Niagara or Iguazu falls,. This waterfall is unique, the environment surrounded with nature, the pure water, the sound of the animals.. Recommended for nature lovers...

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Quito, Ecuador
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

This 'must see' waterfall goes in that category if you have a lot of time in Quito or are in the area. It's a long drive from Quito and probably not worth the entire day it would take you out and back in a car. If you're on your way past it, then absolutely, you should stop. The walk from... More

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Quito, Ecuador
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33 reviews 33 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

3 hours trip by car from Quito, beautiful landscapes, Go there before the new  planned Hydroelectrical plant, uses the water from the waterfall

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