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“Enjoyable Change” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rainmaker Park

Rainmaker Park
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Parrita
Certificate of Excellence
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Atlanta, GA
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Change”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We had hiked the trails of Manuel Antonio and were looking for a different experience. The Rainmaker Park is close to Quepos (about 30 min drive) and is privately owned. The owner met us and told us about the trails and which direction to go in. It was a nice hike, lots of suspension bridges with beautiful scenery. Near the end of the hike, there are several waterfalls/natural swimming areas. I wish I had brought a towel. The hike is easy to do in tennis shoes, there are hiking sticks you can use. They are working on more trails and I would go back again.

Visited March 2013
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Mission, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Loved the swinging bridges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are in our 60's and enjoyed this park. There are a lot of steps going up but they provide walking sticks (useful especially going down). The swinging bridges were really swinging bridges...take you time, enjoy the view, but some were a little scary. Beautiful waterfalls and pools of water. We didn't swim but we saw others who did. Only $15 per person (without a guide).

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice walk and no rain”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

A 2 or so mile long walk up and down hillsides and across canopy walkways that sway and thrill. Not for the faint-at-heart but no skills required. The park is nicely maintained and the staff of one was pretty laid back. We went in March which may not be a rainy period but had there been rain, there would have been some pretty nice water falls and streams -- and a few slippery places too.

Visited March 2013
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San Bruno
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76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Memorable day at Rainmaker Park, Parrita”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This was a wonderful, beautiful walk up, up, up through the canopy - they give you walking sticks as well (which believe me, I'm glad I took one - they really help propel you upwards when walking); lots of hanging bridges of varying sizes that allow you to look straight down into the canopy and above beautiful little waterfalls. The higher you go, the more awesome and greener it gets - there is a cool waterfall/swimming pool at the top that you can swim in (it sucks you in towards the fall on the right side and pushes you out again on the left side - very fun!)
Saw some amphibians (poison dart frogs, eyelash pit viper; lizards; centipedes and other frogs and a beautiful blue dragonfly) If you get there real early you may see some toucans or toucanettes - I think we just missed 'em.
We took the bus from Parrita and arranged for the guide to pick us up from the road (we did the walk on our own though) - if you don't have a car you'll need to do this as it would be too long of a walk to the entrance from the main road; you should probably call in advance to make a reservation for the park anyway.
Park was not crowded at all but for one tour group that came through that we saw at the waterfall pool - we ate lunch here too - food was good and a good deal!
All in all it was a wonderful, memorable day in this very beautiful part of Costa Rica.

Visited May 2012
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Toronto
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“Hanging bridges, waterfall hike and delicious food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Awesome place. It is a piece of paradise off the beaten path. Takes about 2 hours if you take your time and swim in the waterfall. Saw butterflies, lizards, poisinous snakes, and a family of toucans along the hike. Worth the price for lunch included... $20 self guided hike with authentic tico lunch! Which was delicious!This is what costa rica is about! Hopefully they can preserve the beauty and minimize the impact on the environment from tourism. Thank you for the experience!

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