Catarata Del Toro Adventures

Catarata Del Toro Adventures

Catarata Del Toro Adventures
4.5
Hiking & Camping ToursNature & Wildlife Tours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Catarata Del Toro, Costa Rica’s best waterfall, Second to None in Beauty and Splendor. Welcome to Catarata Del Toro, Costa Rica’s Ultimate Secret® which, is a privately-owned ecological waterfall project. We are 100% committed to the conservation of the natural environment and beauty we have around us. In the middle of this unique property, you will run into your most incredible waterfall experience in Costa Rica. It will offer you what you always have been looking for: extraordinary beauty! So, if you like waterfalls in the most natural way possible, this is the place to visit.
Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica

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2023

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Julie Marie A
10 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We came from San Jose on our way to La Fortuna to stop at Catarata Del Toro Adventures. The drive from San Jose to here is interesting, up hill, up hill, and more up hill. Eventually we were about 30 minutes from the hike and it began pouring rain (like we drove into a new climate). Literally we only saw 1 car go the other way and 1 car was behind us for the last 30 minute drive to this place. The GPS stopped working because there was no more signal and I wondered what I had gotten myself into. It obviously isn't too touristy of a spot if there are no cars around us. We arrived and 1 Turismo bus was parked and 2 other cars were parked, ours made a 3rd. Ok so good there was someone here. The entrance is old and falling a part and looks like no one is ever around. A very nice man greeted us, let us use the clean restrooms and explained the Blue Falls was closed due to the rain and the cost to walk Catarata Del Toro. We paid the entrance fee, he reassured us our car was safe. Took about 1- 1 1/2 hours to walk to the falls, back, stop and take pictures, and walk the garden area. The falls were incredible to see, amazing sound, sights, and water spray on our face. We ran into 2 other couples during our hike down and back. The gentleman at the entrance helped us with how to leave and head to La Fortuna (as GPS has no signal here) and I would highly recommend this based on our experience. You do have to be able to walk about 30 flights of stairs (per my smart watch).
Written January 31, 2020
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Lara K
36 contributions
Jan 2020
In a country filled with waterfalls, these two are some of the coolest. My brother and I did the combo Catarata del Toro and Blue Falls. They're two completely different experiences. Blue Falls is very picturesque and you can go swimming if you like to swim in chilly water. It was a fun adventure to get there, and the water was beautiful. There are two waterfalls and then a "blue well" which is deeper and has a more concentrated color. There's someone there to help you cross the river which was nice. (Water shoes wouldn't be a bad idea for this, though you can also do it barefoot.)
Then, Catarata del Toro is the tallest waterfall in the country (I think?). Lots of stairs to reach it! But the majority of them are normal-sized, concrete stairs which makes it not so bad.
In general, we really enjoyed this, and the waterfalls are different enough that we thought it was worth doing both. Also, these were the first waterfalls we visited, and while the price may seem expensive, it's cheaper than a lot of the other waterfalls, the actual falls are more impressive, and there's more of an experience involved.
Written February 13, 2020
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Zime15
Ra'anana, Israel16 contributions
Aug 2019
We were looking for an attraction on the way from L Fortuna to Poes before visiting La Paz gardens and found this place on the internet.It was a lone drive and not an easy one sometimes but finally we arrived to the entrance where only 2 cars were parked. The owner greeted us and was very friendly. The view of the waterfall from above with all the green around is breathtaking so my wife stayed in the porch ans had a real nice coffee hour while I walked the path which turned to concrete stairs. All along the way there are wonderful photo opportunities. The last approach is on slippery wood stairs with no rails so you got to be cautious. Climbing back was slower but o.k. and I made it before a drizzle started. Then we noticed hummingbirds coming to feeding devices in the garden by the porch and it attracted us for a long time. In other places you have to pay separately for watching them. Finally we had ice cream in the restaurant and time elapsed chatting with the owner, that it because there were only few visitors. On the road to poes lodge we passed by touristic La Paz, but we were short in time and didn't stop there. We had such a lovely tine in del Toro and didn't regret it ! It's a real pity that this place is so unknown since it was one of the highlights in our 10 days tour in Costa Rica.
Written July 22, 2020
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Matt B
5 contributions
Nov 2022
This waterfall hike is absulolutely stunning! They have a combination package where you can do both waterfalls for cheaper, or each one seperate. It was raining when we arrived and although we requested to do both falls, the kind lady at reception suggested because of the weather we do one first, and if we'd still like to continue to the second one, we'd just pay the difference for the combo tour.

The first falls are done without a guide and are incredible. Make sure you wear good hiking shoes and are comfortable with lots of stairs.

The second tour to the Blue Falls is guided and our guide Marco was great. He has a vast knowledge of the area and falls and encourages you to ask any and all questions. If you have to time do both falls!

The road to these falls is not for the faint of heart... steep climbs, giant potholes and no guardrails. Take your time and make sure to do the drive in the daylight!
Written November 20, 2022
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LibbyS012
8 contributions
Jan 2022
BEAUTIFUL hike. We went out of our way to take the scenic route in order to make this stop and it was well worth it. If we had more time I would have also done the Blue Falls but we were trekking back to San Jose to catch our flight home. Beautiful grounds and beautiful waterfall.

The drive wasn't toooooo turbulent, but it definitely takes a little engine that could (get up a big hill); and the ability to shift into a lower gear (L on automatic) for the downhill so you don't burn your breaks.

We drove in from La Fortuna, and out to San Jose---was really beautiful
Written January 4, 2022
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Bruce B
29 contributions
Dec 2022
Wonderful waterfalls, lovely walks and incredible range of birds, especially humming birds at Catarata Del Toro and the Blue Falls. We drove from San Jose and the road is very interesting, narrow, steep in places, lovely views, pot holes but generally a good road surface. The Catarata Del Toro is spectacular, a lovely walk to get down into the crater and feel the power, then a steep walk back up (some steep steps to get back up.) We walked back up through the gardens and were amazed by the hummingbirds, we watched them close up and took photos for an hour, magical. The Blue (or Twin) waterfalls are very beautiful, magnetic places, with the remarkable blue colour of the river, big waterfalls and the lovely sound of the water. The walk to see all the falls is not long, but also not very easy, some steep sections and we were tired at the end of the visit, but really worth it, a wonderful place.
Written December 23, 2022
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Guilherme
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil11 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The place is amazing, the same cannot be said for the service. When we got there the weather was not satisfactory. We thought about having a drink while deciding whether to do the falls that day or the next. We were approached by the person in charge in an initially inappropriate tone, saying that we could not stay in the reception without paying. When we paid, she became affable and welcoming. That’s not a good approaching.
Written March 4, 2022
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Jitskeroffa
Rotterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
So amazing!! Definitely would recommend. After a warm welcome by the entrance where we bought our tickets, we started with the Catarata De Toro, quite a hike but totally worth it. You’re surrounded by the prettiest nature and we spotted some beautiful and interesting birds on the way. After this we drove a little further (aprox. 3 minutes) and we visited the “Blue Falls”. An easier hike and again beautiful waterfalls! Amazing blue water because the water comes from Volcan Poas (the water is similar to the water from Rio Celeste). The time we visited, it was not touristy at all (Tuesday February 21, 2023). RECOMMEND 5/5!
Written February 22, 2023
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pmartin32
Minneapolis, MN67 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Catarata del Toro was a beautiful waterfall! It’s a bit off the beaten path but worth the drive if you appreciate waterfalls. I benchmark waterfalls against Iceland and this rivaled waterfalls we saw in Iceland. It’s the tallest waterfall in Costa Ruca and surrounded by beautiful colors from the old volcano crater. We continued on the mountain road after the waterfall and the road was extremely steep and harrowing at times and our breaks were really heating up so if I were to go again, I’d likely turn around and go back the same way I came.
Written March 29, 2021
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Laura G
Milwaukee, WI8 contributions
Jul 2023
I would leave 10 stars if I could. We have been visiting Costa Rica for over 2 decades and nothing is like this experience. Truly. It's our favorite place. Our first visit was 16 years ago and we finally were able to bring our children back. (11 and 14) Don't miss this experience.

It's worth a drive even if you aren't especially near by, but the road is fully paved and so accessible since we were last here! The owner is wonderfully friendly and will help you have the most natural and majestic experience with the various waterfalls on the property! DO THEM ALL!

There are guides on the trails to the Blue River who are very helpful and are certain to help you know where to go...and help you feel a bit safer as you navigate your way.

The trails are incredible and it's evident they work hard to make the hiking a natural and rustic experience, but still accessible! We truly felt like the only ones here, even though there were others coming and going during our visit. We packed a lunch but they have a small cafe, restrooms, water, etc.

Don't miss this on your visit to Costa Rica...there is truly no place like it.
Written July 5, 2023
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