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“Really pleasant surprise and great lunch”
Review of Rainmaker Park

Rainmaker Park
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Parrita
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88 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Really pleasant surprise and great lunch”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We got there on our own and paid $15/person, plus $5/person for the lunch on-premises after our hike. It can be $60-70/person if you get there using a guide and/or driver. The route to Rainmaker was very pretty as you head inland. The lunch decision (which in the off season at least you have to make before you begin your hike so the food is ready when you return) turned out to be a good one. We really enjoyed the food and the open air pavilion.

The two trails were very pretty. There was a third trail that was damaged from what we could tell in storms a couple of years ago. The swimming hole was very refreshing. Rainmaker was a very pleasant find.

Visited June 2013
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Geneva, il
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“Wow, we had this amazing place to ourselves!”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed in Manuel Antonio and had a car. We decided to head to Rainmaker to check it out. It's off the beaten path (which is cool) When we arrived one couple was leaving and we ended up being the only people walking around the park. What a treat! It really felt like we were in the wilderness all alone. We brought our swimsuits and enjoyed the waterfalls. We loved the hanging bridges, even the kids who were leery at first. We saw lots of wildlife, even poisonous tree frogs mating.

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rainmaker Park”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

According to my car, from Quepos Rainmaker Park is abt. 14 km. northwest along Hightway 34 to the Park turn off on the right. (It's southeast of Jaco) Then it's abt. 7km. along a potholed dirt road to the entrance where there is a small cafe and the only bathrooms in the Park. The trails are oval ending in the same place. We took the left trail up the mountain to a series of hanging bridges (great views), then down along the river stopping for a refreshing swim in the rapids toward the end. It took us almost 4 hours, but we stopped often to take pictures. We went alone but decided to take a guide next time because we had many questions about the forest. The trail is not easy. The free walking sticks at the cafe are a must going up and down because it is steep. The Park was the wildest of any we visited. We really felt the beauty of the jungle and cascading water. I would not recommend it to for children under 8 yrs. or those who choose not to listen to their parents as parts of the train can be dangerous.
For younger children and people who have problems walking/climbing Manuel Antonio is the best choice.
It was an awesome experience!

Visited June 2013
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Maryland
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Great trails! Bridges and lots of waterfalls.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

The first part of the trail is lots of stairs, then you go through a series of bridges, some much scarier than others. I really like the area after the bridges, the trail follows a creek with a number of waterfalls and pools. This area was so scenic and picturesque. We did the self tour. There is not a lot of wildlife, we saw some frogs and one snake - a viper. The road to rainmaker is long and bumpy, but it's worth the trip.

Visited June 2013
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Dominical, Costa Rica
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“wonderful spot, so natural!”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

loved the trails, hard to find good hiking in Costa Rica!
Loved the river and the waterfalls. good little soda for lunch on site if it's open

Visited June 2013
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