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All reviews parking lot parking area local school dirt road hidden gem on the rocks costa rica swimming area the pan american highway be careful short drive couple of hours parking attendant steep walk llanos de cortez dry season beautiful falls
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

If you are driving through Costa Rica, don’t miss this beautiful spot in the Guanacaste Province. We were driving from Tamarindo to Arenal, when we found this beautiful waterfall in the route. The entrance is $7. Waterfall is just a few steps from the parking lot, Water is refreshing and the landscape is spectacular. This is a must to do in Costa Rica. I haven’t heard of it before I go but I don’t regret it.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

My family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children) visited last week for the second time. This was our first visit since the local government took over the operations. Cost was 4000 colones for adults and 2000 colones for children >6. The falls are gorgeous and the water pleasant for swimming. As others have stated, they've now added lifeguards and one can no longer get very near the falls. The plus is the changing and bathroom facilities which were not present before. My kids enjoyed playing near the shore with the hundreds of little fish that are in the water. There are plenty of shady areas to sit and the whole area is pretty picturesque with the falls, and the small river that leads away from it. We arrived around 11am on a Monday and it was moderately busy. by the time we left around 1:30, it was getting quite busy with many locals bringing picnic lunches. Definitely arrive early if you're interested in seeing the falls in their natural glory i.e. without a bunch of swimmers in the water ruining your nature shot :)

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Great little place located not very far from the beaches of Guanacaste [1 hour from Playa Flamingo]. 7 USD per adult to get in but they have a life guard on duty, secure parking a short walk away and bathrooms so you can change instead of heading out in your wet bathing suit. Bring a picnic lunch and spend a pleasurable afternoon swimming in some beautiful, clear water.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank brodyboy
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

amazing experience. beautiful, was able to swim in cool clear water at bottom of falls. sandy bottom, no water shoes needed. stone stairs leading down to waterfall. clean bathrooms at back of parking lot to change clothes. nomimal fee for park entrance for new washrooms/lifeguard and unique experience is well worth it.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 999DarD999
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We were so glad we stopped at the waterfall on the way to the coast. It was a short detour off the highway and cost $7 per adult. Our 8 yr old was $4 and no charge for the 7 year old. Changing facilities/bathrooms were in the parking lot just before you go down the stairs to the falls.

The path down is short and the falls are amazing. The pool is so warm! There is a lifeguard on duty and you can swim pretty close to the actual falls bit they won't let you go right up to them.

One thing to note is that they close at 330 (but the gates close to more people earlier than that, we left at "Just the door" - it doesn't take much to add a little flare and personality to your house. Just after I heard the word and they weren't letting anyone else in for the day)

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Rick S
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