Belen Waterfall

Belen Waterfall, Playa Samara: Address, Belen Waterfall Reviews: 4.5/5

Belen Waterfall
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Megan B
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Multiple drownings
Serious safety incident
Aug 2021
My wife drowned in the waterfall pool on August 1st. The current created by the water moving down the rocks adjacent to the waterfall is very deceiving. The current carries you to the other side of the pool and drives you under the water. Once you are caught in the current on this end of the pool it is nearly impossible to escape. My nine year old son was caught in the current and my wife and I attempted to rescue him. She did not survive. There were no signs warning of the danger during our visit. Multiple people have drowned at this waterfall. Please google and be aware of the danger prior to swimming here.
Written September 21, 2021
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momofKylche
Pennfield Ridge, Canada138 contributions
Sweet waterfalls to swim in, so warm!
Feb 2020
This is on your way to Samara. If you have the Waze app, it'll take you there. 2km off the main road on dirt road. Short little walk the falls. 2 small falls but if you go under main one, it is like a hot spring! Lovely to swim in. We spent an hour or more in the water. $1 each.
Written February 21, 2020
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John B
Chatham, Canada206 contributions
Pleasant surprise
Feb 2020 • Couples
A really cool place to spend some time. Especially if you go when it's not crowded. Lots of fun under the falls or in the collection pools. Good hiking. Highly recommended if your in the area. Pack a picnic!
Written February 16, 2020
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jennyh
Port Elgin, Canada91 contributions
Natural waterfalls
Jan 2020
Nice waterfalls- all natural setting. Some locals and just as many expats. Temperature of water was nice- cooler than ocean but not too cool- we sat in different sized pools for about an hour. What makes it so cool is that it is natural and no paths or handrails, etc. So you have to be able to climb over rocks and sometimes they are slippery. There are pools that were over my head so you could float and swim and several place where you can jump and plunge into pools below. Locals say to use caution when jumping- in rainy season, Ithinkit is more dangerous. Check before you go, as a friend I went with said last year in late Jan, the falls had dried up. Only about 20=25 min from Samara.
Written February 7, 2020
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mapesyo
Rugby, UK86 contributions
Great swim
Jan 2020
Superb in the heat of January. Only 500 colones each to park and enter
Easy path down, very safe water level
If your near Sámara go enjoy
Written January 16, 2020
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Scott C
Panama City, Panama532 contributions
Cool place to enjoy a snack, jump into the water and take a walk up the river
Jan 2020
Cool place to enjoy a snack, jump into the water and take a walk up the river. We went with some great tour guides from Esperanza / Adrian Paloma. Pretty deep holes where you can jump 10-20 jumps from the rocks. You have to pay $1 to enter. Bring swimming clothes.
Written January 5, 2020
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ned
12 contributions
Great spot to visit in the rainy season
Nov 2019
But, it dries up in the dry season. Very dramatic waterfall when the water is rushing through and down it. We were glad to visit it. Folks have drowned in it, though, so don't overlook the water hazards or slippery rocks.
Written November 22, 2019
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Phil J
Buda, TX168 contributions
Remote and impressive
Sep 2019
You get here by going to the Waterfall Bar on the road that comes out of Samara toward Nicoya, and turning left. Take a right when the road forks, and you come to a parking area on your right. Sometimes it costs a quarter to park there, but during rainy season, it cost us nothing. We were the only people here when we arrived about 10:00 in the morning. It had rained the night before, so the falls were spectacular but the water was muddy. Still made good swimming ABOVE the falls. Below the falls, you drown. No kidding. Stay out of the pool below the falls, and watch your step. Ground is rocky and it's a long way to medical help.
Written September 18, 2019
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Angelina R
19 contributions
Beautiful spot!
Mar 2019 • Friends
Great place to hang out and swim. We used our GPS to find it and that was simple. There was a person there collecting parking money. We were charged 500 colones per person. The locals did not speak English and they seemed to be trying to charge another group that was there much more. So be careful about what you are paying. It was definitely worth 500 colones per person to park! The waterfall was running but not a lot since they had not had rain in a long time. The water was refreshing and lovely to swim in. We cliff jumped and laid out on the rocks for several hours. We were the only ones there mid week.
Written March 31, 2019
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Pamela M
Brevard County, FL26 contributions
Quiet secluded gem
Mar 2019
This lovely little waterfall is easily accessible from Route 150 in Puntarenas. If traveling from Liberia, find Bar La Cascada on Route 150. Immediately after the bar, make a right, which goes down a steep dirt road. Stay on that road for a mile or two. There is a decent sized parking lot on the right. The entrance to the parking lot goes downhill, so be sure to look for it. It's a good sized parking lot, so you can't really miss it. We paid 1000 colons to park. There were two other people there at the time. The falls were smaller due to dry season, however, the water was clear and cool in the heat of the morning. Wildlife in the surrounding area was not very abundant but we did see an iguana and some birds. We stayed for over an hour or so, swimming in both the upper and lower pools. The terrain is rough, the pathway to the falls is steep. Be sure to wear good shoes that will grip the ground and the rocks. Flip flops will be dangerous. The rocks are sharp and the ground is scorching HOT, so you'll definitely want to protect your feet and prevent yourself from falling. Overall, I enjoyed the quiet of the place and the coolness and freshness of the water.
Written March 5, 2019
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