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“A must see when in Quespos”

Los Campesinos Reserve
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13-Day Tour of Costa Rica's National Parks: Hiking, Beaches, Nature and Culture
Ranked #10 of 53 things to do in Quepos
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We are an excellent option for rural tourism, we offer accommodation in rustic rooms with balcony, private bathroom and hot water, guided hiking trails, gazebos, suspension bridges, cable ferry, typical food prepared firewood Costa Rica, natural pools, waterfalls forests, rappelling tour and transportation. Excellent for couple, family or friends, would be a pleasure to attend.
Woodstock, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A must see when in Quespos”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

All aspects about a visit to Los Campesinos are superb. If you enjoy a driving adventure (a 4X4 SUV is really necessary) then you will just love the drive. Good scenery, a taste of what typical houses in Costa Rica look like, and a real feel of what it is like to drive on dirt roads with even a small water crossing. The tour is excellent with with numerous plants tagged for the tour guides to describe and in many cases leaves which the tour guide crushed up and had you try and guess from the fragrance what is was such as cinnamon and curry. The hike and scenery was spectacular especially the hike down to the bottom of the waterfalls. Although I have seen many waterfalls throughout the world being so close to the falls at the bottom with several waterfalls surrounding you was surreal. Our visit included lunch which was cooked over a wood fire and was as good as any lunch we had in Costa Rica. After lunch we took the 170 meter suspension bridge over to part of the upper falls and had the opportunity to swim in a small swimming pool area. Part of the pool encompasses the whirlpool type effect right at the base where the waterfall drops but that part is only recommended for very strong swimmers as the turbulence can easy overwhelm you. You need to make reservations for the tour and lunch and specify an English speaking guide if you do not speak Spanish. We had a Spanish guide but were fortunate enough that my wife was able to interpret most of what he said. This is really a must see and is not advertised as once of the many day adventures out of Quespos such as Antonio Manuel Park, white water rafting, monkey tours, etc.

Visited May 2013
3 Thank Hiker886
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Redlands, California
2 reviews
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“Favorite spot in Costa Rica”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

This week I visited Los Campesinos for the third time. The preserve and lodge support 17 families in the village. The waterfall and rural setting are peaceful and gorgeous. Everyone is friendly and eager to treat you as part of the community. The hike through the forest is very enjoyable as you learn about the plants they used to raise and the native species that have returned since they stopped farming and let the forest come back. The trail is much drier in February than in June, but full of diverse species whenever you visit. In rainy season, rubber boots are a good thing to wear. Come see rural tourism at its best!

3 Thank Spee1
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Quepos, Costa Rica
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Real adventure”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

If you like the 4x4 ride in dirt roads in the middle of the mountains, this is the place that you have to go; the prize is 3 big and beutiful waterfalls with their naturals swiming pools with crystal water and all the natural beauty of the mountains. Peaceful, and relaxing place. Good for go the kids.

Visited October 2012
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Catedral natural (natural cathedral)”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

This place was so beautiful! We hired a 4x4 and we drove there which was amazing! Along the way we saw waterfalls, crossed a few bridges and stopped to take lots of photos! We got there after the bad storm & the road had been cleared of trees and landslides, but sadly the rope bridge hadn't survived (under construction at the moment). However, even without the rope bridge, you can swim in such beautiful waterfall pools & see stacks of wildlife including the more rare toucan - which we were so glad to see! Do it, you'll love it, dont try it without a 4x4 though. But do it! That's why you hire 4x4 s so you can do things like this!!

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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6 reviews
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“Vacation Buggy Tour”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Incredible drive in the vacation buggy (www.vacationbuggy.com) taking us from Manuel Antonio to Los Campesinos Reserve. One of the most breathtaking views in Costa Rico. Visted the top and bottom and due to heavy rains the night before, there was strong water movement.


Visited June 2012
3 Thank John L
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