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Review of Montezuma Falls

Montezuma Falls
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Montezuma
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Grayslake, Illinois
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82 reviews
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Ok, this is actually harder to get to then it seems. We got started and had a local guy show us the way for a tip we gladly paid.

The waterfall is absolutely amazing - the water is very comfortable and swimmable. The currents are a little strong, but manageable. There are a couple other falls higher up we did not go to, we were told they are smaller and less impressive.

Plan to spend a few hours from start to finish, and bring water shoes - the rocks are very slippery!

Do not miss this FREE (unless you want to tip a local guide to help you out) activity if you are in Montezuma!!

Visited July 2013
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Heredia, Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Montezuma Falls”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great free activity in Montezuma. We went to the falls on a few different occasions and they never disappointed. Pack a snack, towel, and spend a hot day there hiking up to the different falls and swimming. I would recommend wearing Chacos or Tevas that you can hike in and also wear in the water.

Visited March 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Best thing we did here!”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

My girlfriend and I were recently in Montezuma and hiked to the three waterfalls. This was a completely awesome time for a variety of reasons, the first of which is that it is a free activity. It is recommended you wear good shoes as this is not a trivial hike. There are several guides waiting to scoop up confused looking tourists for a fee (this ended up happening to us kind of by accident) but it is completely possible to do this hike on your own, and I wish that we had. The best thing to do is get some local advice before going and then you won't need a guide, Armando at the Bakery Cafe told us exactly how to get to the three waterfalls. Once at the top you can swim in the plunge pools, jump off some of the rocks, and jump off of the small and medium-height waterfalls (note, the first waterfall you come to is the big one and several people have died trying to jump this one, therefore don't do it). Like I said before, this can be a free activity and regardless it is a must do because of the beautiful scenery and the fun you can have at the waterfalls.

Visited October 2013
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“Very tranquil”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Not far away from the intersection near amor del mar in montezuma, the road leading to the waterfall is not long, but there are no signs so it is better to study the way first. When we were there it was quiet and very private, hence amazing. FYI, parking there costs money

Visited September 2013
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Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

This was one of the coolest experiences ever. Swim under the big waterfall and the water drops are floating its stunning... And with the force of the waterfall over your head, sun beaming through and surrounded by jungle. Walk around and up above to the top waterfall. It's smaller (around 14 metres) so you can safely jump off that. I loved this waterfall so sooo much

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