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Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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All reviews parking lot parking area local school dirt road hidden gem on the rocks costa rica llanos de cortez the pan american highway sandy beach short drive couple of hours parking attendant dry season steep walk water shoes beautiful falls
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cortez waterfall on a tour we booked through Guana Adventures, we found them on Trip Advisor, but ended up making friends for life! Jose our tour guide was incredible. We went to this waterfall first and took a refreshing swim and walk around...More

Thank MrsTungstenTravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't drive 200 km just to see this waterfall, but if you're close by, it's worth spending an hour or two. It's only a couple of minutes away from Highway 1, so chances are you'll pass by it. The path down to the waterfall...More

Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super easy to find and walk to. Very cool water and quiet. We went on a week day and there was hardly anyone else there. The only weird part was that we wanted to go to the top of the waterfall and a local told...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We could not go to swim because there was too much water they said...….but anyway the Brown color doesn't attracted me! The waterfall is beautiful but come on 7$ PP...even Niagara falls are free!!! And this for the buttom ONLY because if you want to...More

Thank jenniferbourdais
Reviewed October 5, 2018

not the easiest place to find or get to as there is a road divider blocking the entrance but it is worth the effort. The falls are beautiful, shallow and perfect for swimming in, you can even go behind that falls. There is a trail...More

Thank CEC131
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I have been here numerous times the last 8 years and if you are staying anywhere close to Liberia or Playa Del Coco area it is definitely worth the trip. Beautiful waterfall that you can swim in, It has changed a bit since the government...More

Thank Sanpedrosula
Reviewed September 22, 2018

My husband and I recently visited the waterfall as part of a day of activities in Costa Rica. The waterfall was absolutely beautiful - we arrived first thing and were the only ones there. There are supposedly no animals in the water so it's relatively...More

Thank Eve J
Reviewed September 11, 2018

I am so glad to have stopped by here, make sure you make it part of your Costa Rica adventure. There is a rest room on site with no toilet paper, other than that, nothing near, so bring water or a snack.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We visited here with a large group in June 2018. Our GPS, it seems, was routing to the community of.... not the park entrance. When you turn off the highway, there are homemade waterfall signs everywhere. The park entrance is just a short distance, but...More

1  Thank HGCop
Reviewed September 4, 2018

What a delight...streams of water cascading into a natural pool, surrounded by the sight and sounds of the Costa Rican jungle. And, as just about the first ones there, we could enjoy it without any crowds or people blocking the view or our photos. Go...More

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January 24, 2018|
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Response from Sunny D | Reviewed this property |
The path isn’t super flat, but it is a very short path down to the waterfall. Two in shape adults made it in 3 minutes. I think that you may be able to maneuver your way down with your kids without much trouble, but not... More
January 11, 2018|
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Response from bopball | Reviewed this property |
I did it with bad knees (knee replacement scheduled in 1 wk and the other in 3 mo!) but my husband was there to assist! The gravel path is pretty flat overall and the steps have some rocks to grab.