Los Chorros Waterfalls
Los Chorros Waterfalls
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Denise E
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
So the waterfalls are beautiful! BUT if you have bad knees, hips or back, is risky. I have all 3, and it took me 1.5 hours to get down and 1 to get back. The trail is, in my opinion, not maintained for people who are not young and/or fairly fit. It is steep, goes up and down, over tree roots and rocks. At one point I sat down and scooted. My hubby was kind and pulled me up or braced me when I had to step down. I used 2 bamboo walking poles, and they really helped. I will be in a lot of pain from this. If you go, bring water. If you have bad joints, mobility issues, or balance issues, I'd think twice about it.
Written February 28, 2024
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pcochranak
San Angelo, TX179 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Shortly after the Municipality of Grecia bought the access to Los Chorros waterfalls, landslides wiped out the road and parts of the lower-end trail. Now the lower-end trail is completely blocked by mudslide.
HOWEVER...if you drive in the driveway at the upper end (there's a nice Los Chorros sign, and a sweeping park-like orchard) you can park your car at the little house at the top (donations are very welcome). The owner, Luis, will escort you through his property and a trail descending through the jungle to where the original parking lot is located. From there you can follow the original hiking path to the waterfalls! The mud can be a little slick, so watch your footing. But the falls are beautiful, and you might have them all to yourself!
PLEASE pack out the trash you take in. And better yet, bring an extra bag to carry out some of the stuff that others have left. THANKS! And don't forget to tip the guy where you park (I suggest 5 -10 colones) He has made it really easy and accessible, and seems to be a pretty humble man.
Written June 12, 2018
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Franky F
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Family
We decided to check out Los Chorros based of the recommendation of a travel website. I was hesitant at first, because the person we were renting our place in Alajuela from had never heard of it. It was a 15min cab ride from Alajuela. The cost to get in was super cheap. 3000 colones per person I believe. The hike wasn't too long. plenty of stair steps, but nothing too strenuous. The falls were so beautiful. The first waterfall that you get to is really pretty. You can swim in the pool right under the falls. There is another water up stream to the left. This one has a deeper pool with a small rock ledge that you can jump off of. It was a blast.
There were only a couple dozen people there. Someone there told me it was a spot that the locals often go to. Glad we packed a lunch, because we were there 4-5hrs.
Written February 15, 2017
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Marit Kaia S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
Was hard to find.
Location Parkinglot 10.054536,-84.278374
Location entrance(where you see the sign)
10.056232,-84.280602
Written September 18, 2016
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HelenaGuerra
Washington DC, DC13,857 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
This attraction is located just 3kms away of Tacares. The road that leads to the entrance is unpaved.
This a privately owned property. Foreigners pay around $6 (pp).
There are two waterfalls. The smallest and closest one is near the picnic area. It's beautiful.
The trail to reach the biggest and most impressive one is a bit longer. It’s a fairly easy walk but it's slippery.
This place is more popular among locals than tourists.
Written February 4, 2015
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traveling-franklin14
Grecia, Costa Rica15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
could be better maintained and kept clean. a few years ago a flood destroyed the bridge however the falls may be accessible in dry season
worth a quick visit if you are in the area
Written February 7, 2017
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Jack Galloway
College Grove, TN74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Our church youth group visited Los Chorros while on a mission trip to Poas Costa Rica. Wow, what an experience! If you want an experience you can tell your friends about, this is it. Two giant falls and they are just gorgeous.
Here are a few things you'll want to know:
1) WEAR WATER SHOES IN THE WATER. The rocks will destroy your bare feet.
2) The hike is somewhat difficult...straight down a mud/rock path; maybe 1/2 mile and a little slippery.
3) Bring a waterproof camera. You'll want pics of this one.
4) Wear water shoes. : )
5) There is a picnic area at the bottom of the hike, before the falls.
6) There are bathrooms at the top; but not at the bottom.
7) There are two falls so continue on past the first ones.
8) You can take kids but they'll need your help in some places; no strollers.
9) You can climb rocks and jump into the fast current at the second falls if you are a strong swimmer
10) Wear water shoes
Written July 5, 2016
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carolg14
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Easy hike to the falls. We waded all the way to the first fall and were able to stand in the pool at the bottom of the falls. Absolutely stunning. We had the place to ourself. It cost 3000 colones ($6) to park the car. The owner kept An eye on our car and belongings. This side excursion was definitely worth the trip.
Written August 21, 2019
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Andrea
Basalt, CO103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
The waterfalls are beautiful and it’s fun to wade through the water and explore around them. It’s definitely a local spot with lots of families cooking on fires everywhere. Getting here was kind of sketchy and we got lost a few times. The road goes through a few areas that don’t seem very safe and we almost turned around. There is a bumpy dirt road leading to the parking lot. It said it was closed but once we got up there they said they were open and we paid for parking. Didn’t feel the safest though but they seemed nice. The trail was kind of confusing- just follow the big path to the right and you’ll be fine. There’s another hidden waterfall to the left if you walk through the river a little bit.
Written May 25, 2019
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Cristian
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
This place is a little piece of paradise located in Grecia, near Alajuela. You will need to walk almost 1.5 miles to get to the river and waterfalls but the landscape and nature is totally worth the effort, it is recommendable to wear comfortable shoes and a hat to cover from the sun.
You will enjoy swimming in the river or at the bottom of the waterfalls, there are two big ones and a bunch of small ones too.
Please have in mind there are no bathrooms or a place to change your clothes, however you can find an area with camping tables in case you bring food or some snacks.
This place is perfect to breath pure air and have fun with your family or friends, the entry has no cost but if you go by car you need to pay for the parking space, and also you can bring your pets with you.
Written February 12, 2019
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