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Address: Monteverde, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

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Beautiful swimming spot, well worth the hike down.

Reviewed March 6, 2012
Cranbury, New Jersey

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

Beautiful swimming spot, well worth the hike down.

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New York
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

We spent very little time in Monteverde but many people had suggested we do the hike to San Luis waterfall. Despite my boyfriend feeling sick from something he ate, we trekked the 45 minutes or so to the waterfall. It was so worth it! The hike was not easy as there's a lot of hills and it was slippery so... More 

2 Thank Kristin H
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

some requirements: 1. have a good 4wd, 2. dont be scared to drive a very steep grade up and down and through some shallow rivers, 3. be in a fairly good condition, the falls are 40 mins away 4. enjoy the 100 meter drop and swim in the cold water of the pool if you like.

2 Thank KvBerloo
Oakland, California
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Totally accessible without a car-- as long as you like to walk! We walked from Santa Elena to the waterfall. The terrific Renzo at Hotel Viandante drew us a map that we followed, taking us through some gorgeous rural land with great views. It was about a 2.5 hour walk from Hotel Viandante to the Univ. of GA property. And... More 

3 Thank cpeesie
Bennington, Vermont
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

take a car as far as you can go, then hike for no more than 1/2 hour to the most beautiful falls and swimming.

2 Thank mattvermont
New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

It took us about 30 minutes, only 1.3km (less than a mile). Pretty walk and actual falls is pretty amazing...our 9 and 12 yr old sons swam in chilly water. Adults 10 bucks, kids 8 bucks. Loved that it was self directed and we saw nary a soul on the hour and a half roundtrip.

2 Thank HClowd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2012

Hike to the waterfall took about 45 minutes and I was tired at the end of it but it is worth it. And the way back seems to be much easier. Well worth it and more beautiful than La Fortuna Watefall

4 Thank sharvuda
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 12, 2012

The entry fee is $10/person for a 1.3 kilometer medium difficulty hike to a double waterfall with a swimming pool at the bottom. It was beautiful. Don't expect to buy lunch at the reception area as they only sell water and sodas. There was not alot of tourists hiking the trail.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

We've been travelling through Central America for a few months now, and this is without a doubt on of the best things we've done! Get a taxi/shuttle or walk (bit of a trek but do-able if you're fit) to the starting point, pay the lovely lady $10 and you're off! You do NOT need a guide on this tour; it... More 

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Hudson, Canada
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

We had a great little hike to and from the waterfall and saw monkeys, wonderful birds and even an orange tarantula right along the path! The waterfall is incredibly beautiful and this is a great little hike that you can do on your own. It is suitable for all hiking abilities. Enjoy! David

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