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“Hefty hike to impressive and refreshing waterfall.”

San Ramon Waterfall
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Visited Ometepe recently and made the trek to San Ramón waterfall. This was one of the stops on our private tour so we did have a guide but one is definitely not required. There are clear signs indicating which direction to go. Make sure you leave well before noon to ensure you have enough time to take in the scenery, enjoy the falls and get back safely before the sun sets. I would suggest some sort of running shoe or low cut boot with at least some support, 100% no sandals. The last part of the journey is over uneasy terrain, rivers, rock and trees. Bring lots of water, it gets really hot when there in no breeze in the forest. We took our time, snapping pics and learning about different species of plants and insects on the way up. Once we arrived I didn't waste anytime. I immediately took a much needed refreshing rinse under the 73m of falling water. The pool at the bottom is just over knee height and the pressure from the falling water is just right. There were quite a few people up there enjoying a bath or some sunshine, but it wasn't overcrowded at all. It would have been nice if it had a deeper pool and a larger volume of water falling, but it was still impressive. The hike down was obviously easier and faster. I would suggest this to anyone really, just take your time, watch your step and stay hydrated.

Thank conradnowak85
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Used Eric Henriquez as our guide for Ometepe, highly recommend his services, very professional, knowledgeable very good english.
The hike to San Ramon waterfall took our family about 5 hrs round trip.
The hike up very strenuous at times but scenery and experience was so beautiful (hubby and I 60 plus, so we took longer.)
Would not recommend hike to one's that have difficulty doing physical activity as path uphill, uneven ground then gets very challenging and steep last kilometer.
The reward is a beautiful pool at bottom of waterfall (does have leeches in it so just check after plunge) Happy to have accomplished it.

Thank Argo09
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Waterfall at the end was not as impressive as I liked after the tough walk up, however the walk itself was what I enjoyed most. Fantastic scenery, howlers along the way.
Very steep/ tough climb nearer the top.

Thank vinn613
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

The hike is difficult. The first 3/4 can be accessed by horse, but you must make the last 1/4 on your own. It's very steep and rocky. You must climb over boulders. Some of it is wet and slippery. However, when you reach the top, there is a magnificent waterfall and pool below. You can go in the falls and the water is drinkable. Wear your bathing suit, you're going to want to go in.

Thank Krystal M
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

It is a good hike . Start early in the nicaraguayen heat it is hard. The last leg is more difficult but worth it. You can use the fall to cool down . It gets more crowded at lunch.

Thank kperky96
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