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Visit Cortes Waterfall from Playa del Coco
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Visit Cortes Waterfall from Playa del Coco

By Costour
Recommended by 91% of travellers
91% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 5h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English, French
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  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - Cataratas Llanos de Cortés
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Hotel pickup at all major locations in Playa del Coco and Playa Hermosa or at a centrally located meeting point Dates: Monday Return point: Returns to original departure point
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36300P1

        • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 36300P1

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          Cataratas Llanos de Cortes
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
          Discovering Cortes Falls is like entering paradise. If you have time to visit only one waterfall in Costa Rica, make Cortes Waterfalls. Scramble down a short, steep trail to reach the spectacular 15 meters high, 15 meters wide waterfall, which you’ll hear before you see. The falls drop into a tranquil pond which takes it source from the Potrero river, originating at Orosi Volcano. With a white sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing, these falls are considered among the most spectacular in Costa Rica. You have the option of relaxing to the sounds of nature or engage in a small walk that will lead you to a second natural pond. There, you can swim in more fresh waters of adventure yourself at jumping to the waters from a higher level. You may choose to return to the fall or continue the venture through an amazing hiking trail where you can, at times, see monkeys playing in the lush forest.
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Costour
          509
          Costa Rica
          Joined in May 2016
        • gr8tadventures
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          Dream Fulfilled
          I thought I'd done a review, but apparently not. This was an excellent way to experience the countryside, the flora, the fauna. The two main residents I wanted to see were red dart frogs and sloths. Saw plenty of both. It was an amazing day. Our driver and tour guides were very knowledgeable. Spending the day outdoors, looking upwards in the trees for the camouflaged sloths was a fun game. We went to two different areas- one was established for sloth viewing and second one was just starting out with banana trees. At the second one we saw a mama and baby, a lone male, and a young one about 6 months old climbing thru the banana leaves. My heart was full.
          Written February 27, 2024
        • MsHutz
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          Ladies Trip of 6 for sunshine & sloths
          What an absolutely fantastic experience. Our driver/guide was professional, timeliness was on point and we got to see SLOTHS!!! The nature tour was incredible, saw so many beautiful animals. The lunch was great, and suitable for a celiac friend we had with us! The swim was an unexpected highlight and all the things we did felt private and not swamped with tourists. Would HIGHLY recommend!
          Written February 18, 2024
        • Q9024UIandrewl
          0 contributions
          Professional and Hassle-free
          Costour provided a seamless and efficient experience to complete a border run. From the quick response to my inquiry about scheduling, to the flexible pick-up locations in and around Coco, the entire trip was a breeze. Their professional driver guided every step in the process of paying the exit taxes, navigating the Nicaraguan customs entry and exit process, and re-entering Costa Rica. I will always use Costour for this excursion.
          Written February 8, 2024
        • 540bridgetw
          0 contributions
          Great tour Company!
          Great tour guides who went out of their way to make the day extremely enjoyable! The waterfall and the springs were wonderful and the walking to and from was easy and in lovely foresty areas.
          Written December 10, 2023
        • 824pierrew
          0 contributions
          A Border Run with no Pain
          A Border Run with no Pain! My Costa Rican visa was about to expire on November 7, 2023, so I decided to participate in a border run organized and led by Costour on November 6. I very much appreciated the assistance we continuously got from the driver of their maxi-van during the run. He very well deserves our congratulations for his excellent service. I definitely intend to use the Costour service again the next time that I need to participate in a border run. Despite the fact that the Costa Rican/Nicaraguan border was closed for an hour due to a prisoner exchange once we got there, it was truly a run without pain.
          Written November 14, 2023
        • gracetzhang13
          0 contributions
          What an amazing adventure
          Costours was absolutely amazing! The 4-in-1 adventure package was such a wonderful experience. It’s truly the do it all package. Our guide, Memo, was so accommodating, fun, and knowledgeable. The horseback riding, zip lining, and the tubing at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin was fantastic. The horses were super well trained, the tubing and zip lining was facilitated by an excellent team to ensure your safety. The tour ended with the hot springs which was the perfect ending to the day. We also used Costours for our airport transportation and they’re always on time, prompt and extremely friendly. Highly recommend the Costours team! Pura Vida!
          Written October 8, 2023
        • L2386HJteresas
          0 contributions
          Beautiful tour
          The driver was knowledgeable and personable. The hike was an easy stroll, the guide there was very good at his job and very knowledgeable about the ecosystem. Swimming in the river while it rained was amazing! Lunch was delicious! Pura Vida!
          Written October 6, 2023
        • T5138QYaaronc
          0 contributions
          Fantastic experience and wonderful guides, and great food.
          A fantastic experience and wonderful guides! We got to see the sloths, a couple of monkeys, dart frogs, harmless green frog hanging out on a leaf and even a Coral snake. The trail is well maintained and the facilities were nice too. They also have a little setup for making tortillas the traditional way, which was fun and tasty. They have two very sweet dogs that ran along side us the entire hike. We stayed in Playa Hermosa, so the drive was quite long. The driver was fantastic, answered a ton of questions and stopped at a quaint local restaurant for lunch. They had a butterfly pavilion attached to the restaurant. The food there was great as well. All around a great experience in a beautiful country.
          Written October 2, 2023
        • angelafromsomis
          0 contributions
          Excellent
          Great family experience! Welcoming, friendly and offered a fun and safe adventure. We saw Monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, all kinds of birds and baby bats! So awesome! The kids loved it. After the tour we were welcomed for a delicious authentic lunch! The chicken, tortilla, rice and beans were so good. Then we had a pottery lesson from the artist himself. Definitely recommend!
          Written August 8, 2023
        • JP2E
          0 contributions
          Great jungle tour
          The boat tour was great and the food was delicious. We loved the dragon fruit juice. On the boat tour we saw monkeys, a lot of birds and crocodiles. After the tour they brought us back to the main building and we ate some really good food consisting of rice, beans and chicken. I highly recommend this company.
          Written August 5, 2023
        • J9080DOlindseyk
          0 contributions
          awesome!
          Wonderful! We got lucky with the weather and saw 6 sloths! Beautiful birds and learned lots about the native foliage. We definitely recommend this experience and bring cash! The tour guides are volunteers and work for tips. Our tour guide Will was wonderful!
          Written June 25, 2023
        • traudih2022
          0 contributions
          Best tour ever
          Our driver and guide was wonderful! Our driver was as knowledgeable about everything from the volcanoes to the trees even the wildlife. He was teaching us Spanish. Our guide for the tour took some great pictures. She was so helpful and kind. She knew where to look for the animals. The River we swam in looked like it was from National Geographic. I recommend the fish for lunch because it was fantastic. Best day ever!! This is a private tour.
          Written May 22, 2023
        • abigailcV6820TS
          0 contributions
          Incredible
          This was worth every penny! The van was private and air-conditioned. The tour and hiking guides were so kind, attentive, and knowledgeable. The views of the volcanoes and landscape along the way were breathtaking. When we arrived for the hike the wildlife was unbelievable and everywhere! We saw spider monkeys, white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, several sloths, butterflies, birds, red-eyed tree frogs, hummingbirds, and more. Along the trail, there were little refreshments of fresh fruit, coffee, and water set up for us. We hiked down a beautiful path surrounded by vibrant flowers to swim in the most fantastic river of cool turquoise blue water. After cooling off we headed to a delicious traditional lunch made fresh and while we waited for it to be ready relaxed in the butterfly garden where we saw giant blue butterflies the size of your face. Our trip ended with a nap on the ride back and a pit stop at a great gift shop. Definitely book this tour!
          Written May 22, 2023
        • Julie S
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          A Must Do Tour!
          What a great tour! Our driver Memo, was the best and provided so much local knowledge. The hacienda and grounds were absolutely beautiful and was the best lunch we had. Amazed at how many iguanas roamed the property. Roberto taught us so much on the rum making process, and we had fun making our own rum concoctions. Thank you all for helping to make our trip so memorable. Definitely recommend this tour!
          Written May 2, 2023
        • zebulonw2023
          0 contributions
          Great!
          Our air conditioned 2 our ride to the first destination was pleasant! The guide was attentive and accommodating. The nature walk was doable by our five year old and we had a great time too. The guide was able to point out numerous things. Sloths, monkeys, frogs, leaf cutter ants, cicadas, butterflies and even cool plants. Just when that was done off we went for a beautiful swim may be chilly for some but not for us and then off for a great lunch and surprise a butterfly experience with it. Then a nice ride back with a great stop at a lovely gift store and ICE CREAM!!! Long day I at first thought turned into a rather fast and glad we did it experience. Memo our driver/ guide was top notch informative and again attentive.
          Written April 26, 2023
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        dracofemme
        26 contributions
        Jan 2021 • Couples
        This tour was unforgettable. Our guide, Pepito, was really cool, showing us all the best places for pictures, and stopping at points of interest along the way. He clearly knows and loves Costa Rica a lot! For lunch he took us to a local soda that he likes. The food was amazing! The waterfall was beautiful, we had so much fun!
        Written January 17, 2021
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        Brian P
        Playas del Coco, Costa Rica3 contributions
        Aug 2018 • Couples
        We just completed our trip to the falls. We had a wonderful time. Our guide was exceptional at explaining the local area to and from the falls. The waterfalls is surrounded by natural beauty and the water is exceptional clear and refreshing. We did even have a howler monkey as a visitor. The stop at the local stand for lunch was a wonderful first time experience for my wife and myself. It is nice to experience something you cannot experience where we live. Great job Costours
        Written August 27, 2018
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        Thank you amigos for your precious comments. Indeed Cortes Waterfalls are wonderful. Brings us directly in the heart of Paradise. A must when visiting Costa Rica. It was great having you with us and we hope to see you again soon here in Guanacaste. Pura Vida!
        Written August 28, 2018
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        Azi V
        Montreal, Quebec4 contributions
        Feb 2019
        Go early in the day top avoid the masses. Beautiful spot to swim and relax, even in dry season. Suitable for families as well.
        Written February 15, 2019
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        jmyv
        Lee's Summit, MO37 contributions
        Feb 2018
        After going down several wrong turns, we finally made it! Kind of difficult to find but it was worth it! I was a beautiful waterfall!
        Written March 8, 2018
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        les newton
        Stewiacke, Canada64 contributions
        Feb 2018
        took a tour,you have a gentel downhill walk,then u arrive at the falls very beautiful..u can swim,the water sees cold but really isn,t the change house at the falls had no electricy or water when we were there.all in all very nice
        Written March 4, 2018
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        Daria R
        Montreal, Canada16 contributions
        Nov 2021
        Wheneveryou book with Costours you know it will be the best. Punctuality, cleanliness of vans and the knowledge of their staff on different activities.
        Written November 27, 2021
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        McGlamma
        Kerrville, TX55 contributions
        Jun 2018
        We were lucky enough to visit this with Costa Rica Unique Tours on a day in which the water was absolutely perfect for swimming. Others had told us that during the rainy season sometimes it is too dangerous to swim there.

        It were a few other people there, but it wasn't all that crowded. I think there is a huge advantage to traveling to Costa Rica during the low tourist season!
        Written July 10, 2018
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        MLMacLeod
        Murray River, Canada24 contributions
        Mar 2018
        Had a lovely drive to the falls from Playa de Coco and had a swim to relax, when we arrived. The falls weren't to crowded in the morning when we were there, but I have head it can be busy. A bit of a walk down and back up to falls, but the well maintained cement steps made it easy to do. A definite to see if in the area.
        Written March 25, 2018
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        cwiz01
        The Woodlands, TX4 contributions
        Jan 2018 • Couples
        O my gosh- The waterfall was amazing but out tour guide Eve made it even better. He truly loves what he does. Offered so much information about the country and pointed out things to us on our drive- monkey's, volcano's, mango trees etc. It was a wonderful learning experience. He also took us to a Soda on the way home- we got to experience local food- so fresh. Book all your trips through Costours- just let them know what you want to do and Eve will more than meet your expectations . Also- there was a long rocky walk to the waterfalls so wear good walking shoes.
        Written February 7, 2018
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