Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls
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  • Ali Ramos
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Luck & Crazy Carlos
    What an unexpected surprise. We went with not agenda and found Crazy Carlos who immediately became our tour guide. Not only did he guide us to the falls but he also showed us Cabuya Cemetery and a great place for lunch. He took tons of pictures for us along the way and was just a great host. We were even able to find fresh mango fallen right off the tree!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 8, 2023
  • Cassidy O
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    CRAZY CARLOS is the BEST!! + beautiful waterfall
    CRAZY CARLOS is the BEST!!! I showed up to the waterfall without a tour planned and he offered to help me because it is more safe with a tour guide. He was so helpful when I was crossing the river and made sure I was safe the whole time, and offered to take so many great photos and videos. He had great energy and was so friendly. The waterfall is great! Highly recommend going!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • Justin T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy Carlos at Montezuma Falls
    If you want to see Montezuma Falls, go with Crazy Carlos ! He is the best tour guide and knows the safest ways to get there. He will take care of your group like no other. From taking photos, to the history of the area, he does it all. We just happened to meet him in the parking lot and had the best day because of it. Carlos, if you read this, me and Sonya really wish we could have ran into you again. Thanks for everything !
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 11, 2023
  • Dustin R
    Victoria, Canada26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot before it fills up in the afternoon
    Went there first thing in the morning, we were the only ones there. Really cool spot I absolutely loved it. Some garbage along the way was unfortunate to see. Wasn’t the hardest hike but also need to be careful. I managed in flip flops but don’t recommend!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 24, 2023
  • Myron B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy Carlos and hike to Montezuma Falls.
    We met Crazy Carlos at the entrance of the hike to the falls. My wife and I are 65 and 67, and he helped find the safest route in and back out again. He is crazy, but not stupid (his words), full of stories and we had a great time, except for sore muscles and aching feet. Great experience. Choose crazy, chose Carlos!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 16, 2024
  • cdnpilot777
    Peachland, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy Carlos The Scammer
    We were reading the sign that gave directions to the falls when Crazy Carlos walked up to us. The sign said Falls are Free!!! Carlos said he was heading to the falls anyway and we stated that we didn’t need a guide. He insisted on showing us the way. He had us put our shoes in his backpack when the trail became slippery and wanted us to go in bare feet. Once there he coaxed me to follow him in the water over to the rocks beside the falls. He climbed up about 4 meters and I followed. We jumped together into the water. There were lots of people arriving when we left. Another group of girls were heading out so they followed along. Got to the parking lot and Carlos started whispering about the costs the tour companies charge $45. US per person. He said to us that we could help him out with a discount donation of $35. US each. He was convincing that he and his family really needed the help as he came from Nicaragua originally and poor. At the end of it all we paid for a taxi (with Carlos along) for a short ride up the hill to the Butterfly and brewery restaurant. We bought his lunch and his 2 tequilas then gave him the $70. that he was pleading for. Total Scammer!!!!! A local tour operator told us that they didn’t go to the Falls and it is Free. Please beware of friendly “Crazy Carlos”.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 17, 2024
  • Jeremy H
    Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crazy Carlos and The Butterfy Brewing Company = a great way to see the falls and grab a bite and have a drink!
    We didn’t book a tour, but met Crazy Carlos at the trailhead and he offered to show us the best way to see the top of the falls. 10/10 experience! We got to spend time swimming and jumping in one of the upper pools. He took video and pictures for us and when we were done, showed us his second home, The Butterfly Brewing Company where we had lunch. Food and atmosphere 10/10. My wife and I had a great day with Crazy Carlos and we are looking forward to bringing more family back to take this tour. 👍🏼 🇨🇷
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 21, 2024
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Melanie Kaplan
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This hike was a short walk from our hotel in Montezuma. The trail was very poorly marked. We didn’t realize until the way back that there were orange markers to follow. The waterfall was ok, nothing majestic. This is an activity to do if you have extra time to spare.
Written April 5, 2024
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Jeremy H
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We didn’t book a tour, but met Crazy Carlos at the trailhead and he offered to show us the best way to see the top of the falls. 10/10 experience! We got to spend time swimming and jumping in one of the upper pools. He took video and pictures for us and when we were done, showed us his second home, The Butterfly Brewing Company where we had lunch. Food and atmosphere 10/10. My wife and I had a great day with Crazy Carlos and we are looking forward to bringing more family back to take this tour. 👍🏼 🇨🇷
Written March 21, 2024
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Jeff S
Cleveland, OH5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
It's a treacherous and very risky path to the falls. If you ask my opinion, it's not worth the risky path and struggle for what you see: merely a 30m waterfall. Then if you're fool enough to go up to the other 2 waterfalls, you have wasted a lot of time on hardly anything to see.
Written March 16, 2024
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Farahin C
Austin, TX49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Not super crowded when I went which was nice (it was a weekday) but I know it's a popular attraction not too far from the city center of Montezuma
Written March 4, 2024
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catsailor2014
Truro, UK167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great for a morning or afternoon swim. Good first day but after heavy rain it was best avoided as too powerful! Bit of a climb up so wear good wet shoes.
Written February 12, 2024
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cdnpilot777
Peachland, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were reading the sign that gave directions to the falls when Crazy Carlos walked up to us. The sign said Falls are Free!!! Carlos said he was heading to the falls anyway and we stated that we didn’t need a guide. He insisted on showing us the way. He had us put our shoes in his backpack when the trail became slippery and wanted us to go in bare feet. Once there he coaxed me to follow him in the water over to the rocks beside the falls. He climbed up about 4 meters and I followed. We jumped together into the water. There were lots of people arriving when we left. Another group of girls were heading out so they followed along. Got to the parking lot and Carlos started whispering about the costs the tour companies charge $45. US per person.
He said to us that we could help him out with a discount donation of $35. US each.
He was convincing that he and his family really needed the help as he came from Nicaragua originally and poor. At the end of it all we paid for a taxi (with Carlos along) for a short ride up the hill to the Butterfly and brewery restaurant. We bought his lunch and his 2 tequilas then gave him the $70. that he was pleading for. Total Scammer!!!!! A local tour operator told us that they didn’t go to the Falls and it is Free. Please beware of friendly “Crazy Carlos”.
Written January 17, 2024
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Myron B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We met Crazy Carlos at the entrance of the hike to the falls. My wife and I are 65 and 67, and he helped find the safest route in and back out again. He is crazy, but not stupid (his words), full of stories and we had a great time, except for sore muscles and aching feet. Great experience. Choose crazy, chose Carlos!
Written January 16, 2024
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Daniel G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Had Crazy Carlos as our tour guide and he was awesome. Super hilarious and kept everything exciting, entertaining, and safe. Took lots of awesome pics of me and my wife, too. Highly recommend you request him!
Written January 9, 2024
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sftravelerbee
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We did a lot of research about this and the hotels and others said it was a "20 minute walk" but this is a serious hike. Perhaps because of the season, I don't know for sure, but it was incredibly slippery, wet, muddy, and became absolutely treacherous getting to the second waterfall. There are no signs and the paths are not obvious. We really almost got lost in there, and it was very scary. You absolutely must have a water-proof pack and shoes, not sandals, but it must be taken seriously -- do not go in thinking this is just a little hike, it's not.
Written November 27, 2023
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Dustin R
Victoria, Canada26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Went there first thing in the morning, we were the only ones there. Really cool spot I absolutely loved it. Some garbage along the way was unfortunate to see. Wasn’t the hardest hike but also need to be careful. I managed in flip flops but don’t recommend!
Written November 24, 2023
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