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“Hungry after a 4 km of hiking” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Los Campesinos Reserve

Los Campesinos Reserve
25 Km Al Este de Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica
2206-5009
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Quepos
Type: Waterfalls
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Owner description: Hiking trails, hanging bridge, waterfalls, jungle/rainforest
Hallandale Beach, Florida
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“Hungry after a 4 km of hiking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I liked the food , was very good and not exensive,they have a natural pool, and you can fish tilapias on their lake and have then for lunch

Visited September 2013
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Calabasas, CA
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“Hold on on the Bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Nice out-the-way stop with beautiful waterfalls and swimming. Nice hiking trails. Saw quite a few monkeys, and the biggest iguana of the trip. Had the lunch, which was over-priced for what it was - typico Costa Rican food. They also sell vanilla beans grown locally.

Visited February 2013
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Douglas, Wyoming
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“Don't miss this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Visiting Los Campesinos was the highlight of my trip. Despite the great reviews, the contact information is lacking and I almost gave up. After a lot of searching, I discovered that the company in charge of reservations is Actuar (http://www.actuarcostarica.com/en/). The rep I spoke with was very nice and spoke good English.

When making the reservation, I opted for an interpreter since our guide didn't speak any English. It was an additional $95 and whereas we probably could have gotten by without him, it wouldn't have been nearly as educational or entertaining. Our guide was a younger local man named Estaban and he was great! We met Estaban in Londres and continued on to the village that is Los Camesinos.

Our native guide, Miguel, is sort of like the "mayor" if you will. Opening Los Campesinos to tourists was his idea and he is the lead guide. His wife, who's name I didn't get, and their children all live and work in Los Campesinos. Take the time before you go to read about the village and the history; you'll have many more questions when you get there.

To my family's chagrin, I elected to do the full hike, which they estimate to take around 3 hours, rather than the partial. Once we got started, the kids quit complaining. It truly was amazing. By this point we'd been to Manuel Antonio, ziplining, fishing, we were staying in a rented house in Uvita, we had seen the jungle. We hadn't seen anything like Los Campesinos.

At the end of the hike, we had an amazing lunch prepared by Miguel's wife. Then we crossed the hanging bridge (built by Miguel) to the waterfall. We were Costa Rica in June, which is the beginning of the rainy season, so the waterfall was in full force. After a quick dip, we traversed the bridge again and then hiked down below to another waterfall, which was equally as beautiful.

Visiting Los Campesinos was worth every penny and definitely a "must-see" while in Costa Rica!

Visited June 2013
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Round Rock, Texas
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“4x4 a must if driving yourself”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This one is a bit off the beaten path and was not in the GPS. We did find our way to it by asking locals along the way. Did not realize we had gone down some of the trail the previous day on our horseback riding trip. But the extra length and final arrival was worth it! We drove our 4x4 car rental, but if you don't want to do that look for a company called "vacation buggy" in the MA area (they have a website if you google them) bc he will take you to same trail. Amazing waterfalls! 6 waterfalls all in the same place! Cool bridge! Was a real gem of a place!

Visited June 2013
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Woodstock, New York
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“A must see when in Quespos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

All aspects about a visit to Los Campesinos are superb. If you enjoy a driving adventure (a 4X4 SUV is really necessary) then you will just love the drive. Good scenery, a taste of what typical houses in Costa Rica look like, and a real feel of what it is like to drive on dirt roads with even a small water crossing. The tour is excellent with with numerous plants tagged for the tour guides to describe and in many cases leaves which the tour guide crushed up and had you try and guess from the fragrance what is was such as cinnamon and curry. The hike and scenery was spectacular especially the hike down to the bottom of the waterfalls. Although I have seen many waterfalls throughout the world being so close to the falls at the bottom with several waterfalls surrounding you was surreal. Our visit included lunch which was cooked over a wood fire and was as good as any lunch we had in Costa Rica. After lunch we took the 170 meter suspension bridge over to part of the upper falls and had the opportunity to swim in a small swimming pool area. Part of the pool encompasses the whirlpool type effect right at the base where the waterfall drops but that part is only recommended for very strong swimmers as the turbulence can easy overwhelm you. You need to make reservations for the tour and lunch and specify an English speaking guide if you do not speak Spanish. We had a Spanish guide but were fortunate enough that my wife was able to interpret most of what he said. This is really a must see and is not advertised as once of the many day adventures out of Quespos such as Antonio Manuel Park, white water rafting, monkey tours, etc.

Visited May 2013
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