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Fantastic Scenery well worth the hike

The waterfalls are just part of the beauty of this hike. The trail is well maintained and the views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
wildsloth
,
Idaho
Probably the hardest hike to a waterfall in Costa Rica (but worth it)

This waterfall may not be as full and visited as others in the country, but as always the spectacle... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2017
dyhtstriyk
,
Escazu, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The waterfalls are just part of the beauty of this hike. The trail is well maintained and the views are fantastic. We saw poison dart frogs, an abundance of amazing insects and butterfly's and flora that amazed us with it's vibrant colors. Yes, it is...More

Thank wildsloth
Reviewed June 6, 2017

This waterfall may not be as full and visited as others in the country, but as always the spectacle is breathtaking. In this case, it is claimed to be the tallest in the country and in order to appreciate the considerable height you'll need to...More

Thank dyhtstriyk
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have said, this is a difficult hike, about 5 miles long not counting if you walk down the 2 trails to the pools. That involves more walking. It's hot and steamy, but mostly in the shade. I wore Ecco sandals and they...More

Thank cindyhart
Reviewed April 16, 2017

We chose to go with a company. Arranged through Piko Travel. They provide transportation and a guide (Eddie) . Waters, beers, fresh fruit. 20 minute ride from Los Suenos Marriot. If you get a ride there...they charge $20 USD for tourists and $10 for locals...More

2  Thank d h
Reviewed February 22, 2017

bring your camera. you will see all sorts of wildlife. I have been doing this hiyke for 15 years and it is always different and spectacular, no matter the season. You really don't need heavy hiking gear, but it depends on your style. Sometimes it...More

Thank JadeBeetle
Reviewed November 6, 2016

I am a huge Costa Rica waterfall fanatic, and this was an absolutely awesome waterfall. It is HUGE! I went on a Sunday in November at 1pm and there was NOBODY there! Saw 2 different frogs, lots of birds, but no monkeys (no big deal)....More

2  Thank MarkChw
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Thank you, Martin for your hospitality. Take the walking sticks like he recommends! Long and steep hike with uneven footing but good handrails, ladders, etc. The waterfall is enormous and raging in the rainy season. Lots of blue morphos, poison dart frogs, and armored millipedes.

Thank Katherine P
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

so sad to read reviews from people from the USA complaining about what? did they want a red carpet? they should have gone to Cannes instead!!!

1  Thank Mel C
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Some accurate information on here already if you read the last dozen or so reviews. Thank Heaven for Tripadvisor so you can know before you go. Follow the signs for Pura Vida Gardens and the waterfall hike is clearly marked at a turnoff (small parking...More

2  Thank lifesabeachbum
Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We travel to Costa Rica quite a bit and love to hike different waterfalls. We got there mid morning and only saw 6 other people on the trail. It is a very steep and long hike but if you're up for really immersing yourself in...More

1  Thank Shelby050
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