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“Secluded part of heaven.”

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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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“Secluded part of heaven.”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

The waterfall is well worth the effort. Cascada Sol Del Mayo is a good 1hour drive from San Jose del Cabo. The last several miles are through sandy dirt roads. I LOVE a good adventure and this was awesome. Once you are on the dirt road, there is pretty good signage to help you find your way. The trick is to head through Santiago and head toward the Zoo.

The hike to the waterfall has points that are very steep and precarious but there is a huge payoff at the end. In my opinion it is the perfect hike. It's really pretty short...maybe 10 to 15 minutes.

There is a restaurant at the parking area that I heard was very good. We did not eat there but the people were super friendly.

Keep in mind there is a fee (I think 60 pesos) so be prepared.

The water at the falls is very clean and very cold. We all stripped down to our skivvies and dove in. I would recommend water shoes. Some people were jumping off the rocks by the falls (which was super fun to watch) but our family is a bit chicken.

This is a great adventure for families with teens. It would probably be a bit intense for little kids (younger than 10).

Hope you go and enjoy the experience.

Visited December 2013
4 Thank Andrew R
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Fall City, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“Desert Oasis”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

I've been to this waterfall a number of times and it never gets old. This year I was surprised to see a restaurant & rental casitas at the trail head. When I first started coming in 2006 there was a rope you had to use down a steep rock chute that made the descent to the bottom difficult. Now stairs have been made making it much easier but you still need to be careful being there are no hand rails. At the bottom you need to navigate a jumble of small to enormous boulders so wear sturdy shoes and bring a swim suit if you want to get wet. There is no place to change and no facilities at the waterfall. The water is colder than you'd think being in the desert. The hike is maybe a 1/4 mile so the only thing that makes it difficult is the climb down to the pool & then back up. In our group, I was the youngest at 64 and the oldest was 82. The only negative was the person taking the fee charged us 120 pesos (about 10 dollars) when the fee should have been $6 dollars.

Visited March 2012
1 Thank memse
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Vancouver, BC
Level 4 Contributor
9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful spot in the middle of the desert”
Reviewed April 15, 2011

Beautiful spot about 1 hr 45 min drive North of SJDC and west of Santiago. Worth the drive if interested. After exiting the pavement from Santiago you travel a well maintained dirt road for about 15 minutes. You are greeted at the parking lot by a park administrator. There is a restaurant and picture buying center. Cost to enter the park is $6 US for adults and $3 for children. A 10 minute hike to the falls on a well maintained trail took us to the falls that we had to ourselves. Lots of places on the rocks to set your packs down and enjoy the view. The crystal clear water was very inviting, and a quick swim was very refreshing. In some places there are some water plants in the pool that you negotiate through, but overall a very nice dip in the water. You can jump and dive off some of the rocks. Recommended for anyone that wants to get away from the tourist spots and enjoy the serenity of a waterfall (albeit a small one) and pool in the middle of the desert. Wear running shoes or something for the short hike. Bring a towel and bathing suit! The bathroom and food facilities are back at the parking lot. The park administrator discouraged us from bring in food. We told him that all we had in our packs was bathing suit and towel :) Take any garbage out that you bring in! I have a couple of pics and YouTube has some video of this pool if you want to check it out.

Visited March 2011
5 Thank CaribbeanDreaming
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