Tamanique Waterfalls

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Tamanique Waterfalls
4.5
Bodies of Water • Nature & Wildlife Areas • Waterfalls
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Rachel G
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Family
Went in March. Drove to Tamanique ourselves and found a guide in the village. Everyone you stop seems to be a guide! But to be honest we would not have found the waterfalls without a guide as there are no signposts directing the way (and the gps had sent us completely the wrong way). Guide charged 5 dollars for each of us (we were 3) which was probably on the high side, but heigh ho. We wore good shoes. He wore flip flops. He was twice as fast as us!!! Litter was atrocious, particularly first part of the hike. Such a pity. After you walk about 20-25 minutes you get to a little hut in the middle of nowhere which charges you 2.50 dollars per head and gives you an orange armband to go down to the falls. Water was quite low given the time of year. It doesn’t take too many people for it to feel full/crowded. We skipped jumping in the first pool as it was full. Thankfully we were the first to the second pool. Was quite a climb down to it - again probably due to water level, so I think you get a very different experience depending on time of year. Water was fantastically refreshing. Saw masses of people trailing down to the last pool, so thought we would end on a high and made our way up the hill again.
Would do a second time without a guide, now we know where we are going.
Was a nice mornings outing, but the litter was a real negative.
Written March 15, 2022
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Antonio M
Copenhagen, Denmark45 contributions
Escape playa El Tunco on a hot day :)

Or go swimming early in the morning - you will see sun going up straight from the ocean! And there is almost nobody there so early.

Then book a guide in Tunco Life (for about 25 USD) who will bring you to Tamanique. From there, it will take a little hike downhill and you will pass few places where you can jump (if you want) - it's about 6-9 m.

During the dry season, the cascade is quite small, yet refreshing. We enjoyed the tour!
Written May 4, 2020
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Rodney D
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Family
Beautiful waterfalls with some great ledges to jump off. The hike is a little tough so be prepared for some steep, treacherous sections. Also bring plenty of water. It is best to hire a local guide in town. Our guide was great at helping some of the younger kids on the trail and he showed us great places to jump from. A great experience.
Written April 18, 2019
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Jimbobsister
Denver, CO70 contributions
I couldn't surf one day and my resort charged us $60USD each to see the waterfalls. It was such a rip off. The waterfalls are tiny and so not worth it. There was also a lot of trash.
Written March 11, 2020
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Lempes
TLV694 contributions
Friends
Nice place but relatively long way to go down and up . if its raining you should avoid going . you first go down and then up. taking in consideration it is a steep walk and requires good shape. take good tennis . there is another mid level place where you can jump to the water but not for anyone .
Written May 7, 2019
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Rich S
Macatawa, MI40 contributions
Family
Great hike for a family with teenagers. Be sure to wear running shoes or hiking shoes. Bring a backpack and carry plenty of water. Hire a guide who knows the way well. Out guide cost $15 for 15 people, and he was excellent. We nick named him spider man as he was so agile jumping off of cliffs and into the pristine water. One of the areas to get down by the falls is somewhat treacherous so be sure to clarify with your guide if you’re not looking for excitement. This will be a great place to swim.
Written April 13, 2019
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Sarabeth
Michigan28 contributions
Family
We used a guide which is a definite must! We tipped him well! Go early in the day because the sun is hot and it’s a tough trek getting out. Bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes. Going down is intense but you’re rewarded with amazing waterfalls to jump in and swim in. Clear refreshing water! And not overly populated - we had it all to ourselves!
Written April 11, 2019
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dylanullyot
Edmonton, Canada51 contributions
Friends
The waterfalls and the hike are quite an easy adventure from El Tunco and they are quite nice especially the last waterfall (Pictures Below). The tour group from Tunco Lodge costs 10 dollars per person which is quite expensive based on other 10 dollar activities in Central America. Worth the trip but no matter what you are told you should really wear proper footwear.
Written January 22, 2018
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Matti T
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Friends
Getting to the waterfalls is an adventure in itself. Myself and a few friends headed up from El Tunco, catching the Tamanique chicken bus which comes by hourly and is packed with locals. The trip is roughly about a 30 minute drive which is predominantly up hill. From there, we found a local guy and paid him $10 USD to take us down to the waterfalls which I'd highly recommend. The way down is definitely not clear cut and the path is quite steep and dirty so be sure to bring your trainers or covered shoes.. most of us were in flip flops, haha. 25 minutes later we were there and it was stunning with a few little waterfalls flowing down to the next waterhole with the first couple that you can jump off into. There were a fair few local kids around who may or may not have wanted to take our belongings, so we always kept one guy on bag watch as the rest of us jumped, swam and had some fun. If you're in the area for a while, this is a must see!
Written March 22, 2017
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY848 contributions
Great escape from the crowds of El Tunco. This hike is maybe 4 hours round trip and best to start early given the humidity can be horrific. Don't forget the bathing suit...
Written June 4, 2021
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