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“Great waterfall swimming hole”

Nauyaca Waterfalls - Horseback Riding Tours
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Owner description: Nauyaca Waterfalls is a totally Costa Rican owned family tourism company, dedicated for several years to tour operations. These are horseback riding tours, traveling through the farm that border with two impressive waterfalls from Rio Barucito. These majestic waterfalls are one of the main attractions of the southern region in Costa Rica, not only for their natural scenic beauty, which offers the tourist moments of recreation and fun, but also to participate in different activities such as horseback ridign tours, swimming, climbing, jumping and to observe much of the beauty of the tropical rainforest, among others. Nauyaca Waterfalls is the ideal place, not only for those in search of tranquility and nature, but also for adventure and excitement lovers. They are a reference point for adventure ecotourism as they are recognized worldwide for their beauty and the excellent services they provide.
Jacksonville, Florida
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“Great waterfall swimming hole”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

The walk is 7km uphill. There are horseback tours if you don't want the hike. I walked and loved it. The falls are very nice and have a really great area to swin in the second pool.

Visited April 2014
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Not for horse riders”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

First, it is important to mention that we did not made the tour.
This tour was advised and booked by our B&B. When we arrived we paid and then had a closer look at all the other persons doing the tour (shorts, flip flap, etc...)... It was looking more like a tourist tour then a real horse riding tour. We know how to ride horses and to spend 3 or 4 hours on a horse, walking in Indian file was not exciting at all for us.
When we understood, we ask for a refund but unfortunately, we could get only 50% back. Raison was that our horses had already been prepared... but when some people came with no booking, no problem, they could prepare some new hoses!!!
So we can not judge on the tour itself, but we definitively do not recommend it for horse riders.

Visited April 2014
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Boyne City, Michigan, United States
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“Definatley take the horses!!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

This waterfall is absolutely amazing!! However, we did not get a reservation in time for the horses so we decided to just hike it. No big deal, we all exercise and are in good shape. NO NO NO....this is 4 miles up hill in 96+ degrees. It was tiring, hot, and by the time we got to the falls i had to wait for the guides from the horseback riders to help me get up to where I could jump off anyways, they had the rope. Thankfully I had the right shoes on, keen sneakers, so the terrain wasn't a problem. Also, I had chaco sandals for in the falls...definatley a BIG help too. These falls are a must see while in costa rica, but please believe me, TAKE THE HORSES!!!! Also, Don Lou's is the only tour in this area for these falls. We thought we could wait til we got there and compare prices, but really, I should've just booked the tour before we went.

Visited April 2014
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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“Awesome tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

Fun horseback tour from Don Lulo's. Included light breakfast and a typical lunch. The waterfalls were gorgeous and a great way to cool off after the horseback ride. Lunch was delicious and the best part was an up close look at monkeys, toucans, parrots and peacocks. Affordable and fun excursion.

Visited April 2014
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“Just a beautiful day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014

This was an absolutely lovely day. It's a relaxing way to take in the rainforest; the horses know where they're going, and they're gentle, so we were free to just look around. We stopped at a charming little trail restaurant -- deep in the rainforest -- for breakfast on the way in, then at the same place after the waterfalls (place has clean bathrooms, FYI); a scarlet macaw even came down to join us! The falls are lovely, and there's plenty of time to lounge there...or to jump from one of the higher cliffs (with the guides help). We had been on the fence about doing this tour, as it cost some money, my husband had never ridden a horse, etc. But we were SO glad we did it. Highly recommend!

Visited March 2014
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