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Montezuma Falls

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Address: Entrance just south of main town road, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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Worth the Walk

The entrance to the falls was right across the street from the hotel we were staying at so this made it quite convenient for us. There was a decent size parking lot though for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Michelle R
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Bear, Delaware, United States
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Bear, Delaware, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The entrance to the falls was right across the street from the hotel we were staying at so this made it quite convenient for us. There was a decent size parking lot though for those who had cars or ATVs. There was no charge to walk in. the walk itself took about 30 to 45 minutes and was in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best things we did in Costa Rica. We walked from Ivans house in Montezuma. It took us about 40 minutes in total to get from the house to the lower falls. The hike to the upper falls is not easy but well worth the effort if you are physically able.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About a 40 min walk along rocks and river bed. I would advise you wear sturdy shoes(although some locals wear flip flops!) as you are clambering over rocks. When you get to the waterfall, you can swim and it is very cooling! Some locals will be selling jewellery and will frequently dive in to the pool, climb up the waterfall... More 

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Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Walk was worth it. A little dicey if you somehow find yourself off the path which is exactly what we did! Got there all ok even climbed up to the next level where people were jumping in.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes it was a bit of a trek but at the end it was worth it, as its over rocks, on the banks of the river pulling yourself up using tree roots, and not suitable for flipflops. The pool at the bottom of falls are great for cooling off after the trek there with places to relax and have a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first we didn't plan to go because our kids are 3 and 6 years old but then it was a great hike. You might need your kids to not run when you tell them to but overall the hiking wasn't too hard if holding hands with the youngest and sometimes a little help for the other too. The water... More 

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Chapin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really need to have Crazy Carlos guide you to the falls- he is great! He was very entertaining and helpful.

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San José, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just bring hiking shoes and some snacks because once you get there, it's so beautiful you just want to stay for as long as possible, fresh water, nice rock formations that you can climb and jump off!!!

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Thank Diego A
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The falls is quite good looking and you can swim under it. You have to walk 20minutes to get there it is quite easy if you have good shoes. I will not recommend it to family as few part cannot be done by child. Anyway great activity if you are in montezuma

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the hot area of Montezuma, this swimming hole is a very welcome cool-off. It can and will get a bit crowded, but who cares. The waterfall is beautiful and the sweet water very refreshing. The hike is quite difficult for people who are not very fit, and you must bring shoes. With flip-flops, this would not be very pleasant... More 

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