Cascada de Juan Curi

Cascada de Juan Curi, San Gil: Address, Phone Number, Cascada de Juan Curi Reviews: 4.5/5

Cascada de Juan Curi
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Sharon9192
San Francisco, CA28 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Great place if you want to check out a waterfall. This was suppose to be the closest one to SanGil. I went on my own with my boyfriend and caught the local bus which was about a 30 min ride one way. If you’re catching the bus, be aware that they won’t stop unless you’re on the side of the already waving them down. There is a cafe and small restaurant at the bottom. You pay for the entrance fee and get a wrist band. Do wear tennis shoes as the path can be a bit slippery since it’s all stone. The hike itself only took about 30 min each way. There is a worker at the base of the steps to the waterfall to guide you up. The waterfall was incredible to see as it comes crashing down. You will get splattered with water! I didn’t swim as the water did not seem clear at all. There is also repelling down the waterfall if you’re into that.
Written July 5, 2021
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Andres B
Bogota, Colombia130 contributions
Dec 2020
Among all the river places, this is the most organized. Good parking, no loud music, no garbage, great. This very high waterfall is actually very beautiful (water is cold “as hell”) and the rappel experience was safe and professional. Recommended.
Written January 3, 2021
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George H
42 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Beautiful waterfalls and a fairly easy hike to get there that takes around 30 minutes. Once you get to the waterfalls there are multiple places to take pictures and go swimming, you can even go under the falls if you want. At the bottom there is a store to buy water and snacks in case you forgot and even a restaurant.
Written January 24, 2020
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GekoPablo
St. Albert, Alberta266 contributions
Nov 2019
The trek in is invigorating but well worth the effort. The falls are spectacular. Be sure to wear good footwear with grip as it can get slippery on the rocky and moss surfaces. Also be prepared to get your feet wet or wear waterproof footwear.
Written November 8, 2019
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VanessaFebres
Bogota, Colombia16 contributions
Oct 2019
I was here with my family in a Holiday: 2 adults and 3 kids (ages 11, 8 and 6). I believe it is a great place to visit, however I would advise for families with children to consider a 30 minute walk from the parking lot to the base of the waterfall. Also, the hike is a little bit challenging when bringing little kids, I saw people carrying small children but not enjoying the ride at all. Also, bring sport shoes instead of flip flops. When you arrive to the cascade, the water is very cold and the cascade is very noisy. I would not recommend to families with your children (< 5 year old).
Written October 15, 2019
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RGCB2013
Chester, UK45 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Visiting the falls and swimming in the pool below was an unexpected highlight of our trip to San Gil. They are very easy to reach using a local bus (which leaves from the terminalito - the little bus terminal near the centre of town, not the main bus terminal on the edge of town) taking around 30 minutes. Ask for the bus to la Cascada. The driver will drop you on the road opposite - there are two routes, both across private land. We would definitely recommend taking the gate on the right (which looks like a little hostel and is quite well developed) - there’s a ticket office (9,000 pesos entry) and small cafe, toilets etc. If you take the gate on the left, it’ll cost you 15,000 pesos and they’ll make you go with a guide; no guide is offered or needed if going via the right hand path. The path itself isn’t too challenging - we managed it in flip flops although closed shoes are recommended - especially in wet weather - and it takes around 20 minutes to get to the falls. Once there, you can swim in the large natural pool below the majestic 75 metre waterfall and even shower beneath the falling water. There are also some flat rocky areas where you can sunbathe - although when we visited there were only a handful of other visitors, we understand that it does get very busy during peak tourist season, holidays and weekends. The bus back to San Gil leaves from just opposite the gate.
Written May 7, 2019
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restlessaussie
Somewhere else111 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We came from San Gil with the intention of seeing and swimming at the base of the falls. I’d no interest in rappelling down the waterfall but was very keen for a swim. Very easy to take the bus from the Terminalito in San Gil, and it costs 5k to go to the cascadas. The bus driver asks the foreigners if they are going there and will drop off. At the drop off point there are two options: the more organised finca at the right, which is also cheaper; or the one we took, the left option, which is more rustic but (we believe) a more interesting walk, despite my initial concerns that it was pretty rough and ready. For your entry fee you are accompanied by a guide with a radio and first aid kit. The path is pretty rough at times and was very soggy when we went in late April - definitely best to wear trainers. You cross the river a couple of times and see lots of small falls and overflow along the way, and a lot of times hold on to a rope for safety. When we got to the base of the falls, there was so much water that no one was allowed to swim (too dangerous) and rappelling had been cancelled; but we were all really wet thanks to the volume of water. On the way back we saw a gorgeous snake, leaf cutter ants, beautiful (huge) butterflies, giant beetles, and lots of other little bugs, and then had a swim in a pool downstream which was like a natural jacuzzi thanks to the strength of the water flow. When we got back to the entrance there was a delicious snack waiting for us - it was so good that we ended up staying for lunch. Bus back to San Gil came almost immediately. It was a great few hours and highly recommended.
Written April 22, 2019
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Robbert Bellier
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Peacefull place close to San Gil, have a wonderfull waterfall and cold natural pool to relax. It worth it.
Written April 3, 2019
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Stephanie W
5 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
If you enjoyed rappelling during a recent canyoning expedition, you should test your mettle by rappelling down the waterfall at Cascadas San Juan Curi, about 40 minutes by bus from San Gil. Exhilarating and beautiful, it’s well worth the effort, but it’s not for the faint of heart! As they say, the first step is a doozy, but even people with light rappelling experience will feel confident and secure.
Written March 29, 2019
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vegmark
7 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
was really nice, even in dry season. good hike, amazing nature. worth a visit here in beautiful santander
Written March 20, 2019
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