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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful experience. The tranquil waterfall created a lovely oasis for me and my friend. A little challenging to find from the highway but once we were there it was great! They ask for a donation when you arrive. We walked about 15-20...More

Thank Mckenzieem
Reviewed 1 week ago

This waterfall was a great afternoon reprieve from the heat. The river is a refreshing swim and you can walk behind the waterfall!

Thank K8errm24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this waterfall. The parking lot was closed (we were told it's closed for the rainy season and will reopen after) so we had a very hot 20 minute hike to the waterfall. We didn't know we would be led...More

1  Thank k d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best Waterfalls in Costa Rica, the size is amazing, water is very pure you can take a swim with no problem

Thank Juan Diego R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Nice place for a daytrip. It is easy to reach by bus and car. You have to walk for 10-20min to reach the warterfall. There you can have a swim or just relax in the shaddow.

Thank heliheliheli
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We got here by public bus going from Liberia terminal station to Puntarenas, bus ticket cost 725 colonies p.p. You can take any bus going to direction of Canas, simply ask the driver. It took about 30 minutes. You need to tell the driver that...More

1  Thank Leeonka
Reviewed 23 October 2017

One turn off the highway, short but slightly rough drive to the parking area. Google Maps wanted us to keep going, but there is a rock with"waterfall" carved into it and painted yellow on the right hand side of the road at a gate. There...More

1  Thank lovestotravel713
Reviewed 13 October 2017

These waterfalls are a few miles off the pan-american highway between Cañas and Liberia. The dirt road to get there is bit rough, but should be derivable even with a 2 wheel drive car in the dry season. When you get there they ask for...More

Thank siggygg
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Easy drive from Tamarindo. Ask the locals or use Google maps to get there. Road is rocky getting down to waterfall but it was very nice. We went during rainy season so water was running strong.

Thank travelin_girl6969
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall is super close to Liberia off Route 1. The falls are actually pretty sizable and you can swim there. The turn off is very poorly marked. It's actually a handwritten sign that says "Waterfall." Then you travel up a dirt road...More

Thank Sunny D
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1 March 2017|
Response from Sigrid F | Reviewed this property |
If you have WAZES the location should be relatively easy to find! driving away from the Liberia Airport heading towards Arenal (South) approx. 1.25 hrs away from the LIR airport. Do NOT Expect a Big sign to find the... More
27 February 2017|
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Response from Traci F | Reviewed this property |
We went with a private tour so I have no idea as well. I remember we drove on a divided road but that isn't very helpful!
Emi C
6 February 2017|
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Response from Life_tourist1963 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There were dogs there while we were there.