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Hiking and Waterfall Tour in Jaco

  • Half-day hiking and waterfall tour from Jaco
  • Ride a 4x4 up rugged mountain roads
  • Hike through the rain forest and along a vertical river
Hiking and Waterfall Tour in Jaco
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Experience the meaning of ‘Pura Vida’ as this guided trip takes you to the forest in the hills above Jaco Beach to a majestic setting of pure Costa Rican natural harmony.
From $84.00
Explorer - 7AM
Experience the meaning of ‘Pura Vida’ as this guided trip takes you to the forest in the hills above Jaco Beach to a majestic setting of pure Costa Rican natural harmony.
From $84.00
Tap into you inner jungle explorer with this waterfall hiking tour in the mountains above Jaco. Ride a 4x4 deep into the rain forest, and then hike along a vertical river, stopping to splash and swim in tropical waterfall pools along the way. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, jump off of rock ledges into the natural pools below for a true taste of ‘pura vida’!
What to Expect
Take your pick of a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guides at the main office in central Jaco. Bring your camera, which will be kept in a dry bag to keep it safe but handy for action shots. Ride a 4x4 up rugged mountain roads to reach the trail head at an elevation of more than 2,000 feet (610 meters). From here, hike into the rain forest to a river, while your guide points out native plant and animal life along the way.

At the river, you can choose to walk along a trail or put your balancing skills to the test and hike upriver along rocks and boulders. Pass by more than 10 different waterfalls of varying size that flow into inviting natural swimming pools. Take a dip in the pools, and feel the relaxing, massaging rush of water while standing beneath the cascades.

For an added thrill, work up the bravery to jump from natural ledges down 20 feet (6 meters) into the polls below. Your guide will be on hand to ensure your safety and enjoyment each step of the way. The 4-hour adventure concludes with drop-off back at the starting point in Jaco.
Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Experience

My adult daughters and I did this tour last Tuesday. The waterfalls are worth the wait and aren't as cold as I expected ! There's platforms to jump from which were exhilarating. 12' and 30' I recall the guide stating. If you choose to jump...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave W
Reviewed July 30, 2018
Had a great time and our tour guide was awesome!

We did this excursion the second full day that we arrived in the country and it was absolutely amazing. We Chose the afternoon option of the waterfall tours and it was great. We met up at the office which is on the right side of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Casey D
Reviewed July 30, 2018
Half-day waterfall tour - great experience!

We wanted to see large waterfalls, but didn't want to spend a whole day for this excursion. So we chose the half-day waterfall tour and could not have been more pleased. The breakfast served at the base camp was 'typical' Costa Rican fare and it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Steve C
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile
Beautiful and fun experience

My best friend and I did this tour and we loved it. Our tour guide Wilson was awesome. In addition to being a great guide he had a great sense of humor. We laughed a lot! We truly enjoyed getting to know him during the...More

Thank 225rekhal
Reviewed July 15, 2018
If I could rate it a 6 I definitely would!

First of all Eduardo is an amazing guide!! He knew every detail of the rain-forest including the plants, animals, insects, etc. We were in and out of waterfalls with several jump options along the way and we were NEVER rushed. If we wanted to spend...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Alondra A
October 28, 2018|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
I too have asthma and did this tour - assuming you're talking about the half-day explorer tour. I take a preventative, hopefully you are too (like Breo or Advair.) I was fine on the tour. As PedroTex stated, the hike back... More
Deserae C
May 20, 2018|
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Response from SPedder118 | Reviewed this property |
I think ours started at 1p also.