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“More Difficult than Expected”

San Ramon Waterfall
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Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

We are a couple in our early 60s in pretty good shape but this hike was definitely challenging for us. We didn't realize there was an option to drive most of the way up so we walked all the way from the gate. Actually the first kilometer or so was quite pretty but then - it started to rain. And everything turn to mud. Our boots must have had two pounds of mud on each of them. It was quite treacherous because it was so slippery. The rain finally stopped and the sun came out. Fortunately it was pretty windy so we never got real hot. Once we got to the parking area, it became a real trail. It might have been pretty, but we were just slogging up and up, hoping to finally get to the end. The ground was still very wet and very slippery. But at least it knocked the mud off our shoes because it was so rocky. Most of the people we ran into considered it a fairly difficult hike. The waterfall area was nice but there's no views up there. We saw lots of birds but no monkeys. It took us about 2 hours to get to the top and about 1.25 hr to go back. By the time we got back to area that had been so muddy, it was dry and very easy to walk on. We actually enjoyed most of the hike down. I would rate it a solid 3. However, i would not do it again.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Hello if your on omnetepe island san ramon waterfalls is a experience you will never forget we had johnson gracias hernandez take us up to the falls by horse walked last year horse better experience johnson is 22 years old will line up everything very intelligent very informative about all the animals and trees speaks and reads English well also spanish he is hard to find but well worth it look for him in merida small jungle village just before waterfalls or Facebook much before you arrive this kid is a life changer for sure you will fall in love with his inocence from my heart Bradley Dent

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 254bradd
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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

We first attempted to get to the waterfall on a dirt bike but it broke down half way. So the next day we cycled there, it's a very bumpy road and I was pretty sore in places the next day but it's not far to cycle. The hike was nice and about 2h. We got there around midday and had the waterfall to ourselves which was great. It's an impressive waterfall, the pool is very shallow and not great for swimming but refreshing after the hike!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Sam W
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

We were GRANDPAcking in Ometepe for 6 nights and went to a few of the local attractions.
We had already done the Rio Istian kayaking so, whilst we were in the same area, we continued on to San Ramon Waterfalls.
It is easy to do these 2 in the same day ... allow at least 3 hours for each PLUS 2 hours of travel from Santa Cruz (we did this on a rental scooter).
Given the poor state of the roads, doing both Rio Istian and San Ramon together may be the best option … you don’t want to scooter down these roads more than you need to.
Entry is US$3 / N$90.
It is a solid 3 km walk uphill for 1 hour before you get to the stream.
The last 1 km turns to goat track.
It is another 30 minutes weaving along the stream to the waterfall.
Some of this climb is over the rocks in the stream itself.
All-in-all, you need to allow at least 3 hours to get to the waterfall and back. In the dry season, the waterfall is just a trickle.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank GRANDPAcking
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

If you into jungle walks this is a MUST! we enjoy the company of blue rays and monkeys on our way up.
We rented a dirt bike to move around which will come real handy to go as up as you can drive towards this waterfall (also very rocky road)
The entrance fee is about 4USD p/p

It could take a whole day if you decide to walk all the way up or just a good few hours if you save time by dirt bike (please do not take a scooter you will regret it) and than you can enjoy some other activities in the island or just drive around.

Wear snickers or hiking sandals, I wore flip flops and had to go quite slowly and half way bare foot as it was bit moistured.

Enjoy the cold shower!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Yamir C
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