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“Nice park, stunning La Cangreja Waterfall”

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Owner description: This 35,000-acre national park centers around a volcano that last erupted in 1995.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited this park primarily to hike the trail to La Cangreja Waterfall. Very diverse park. One minute you are walking through lush green surroundings, the next you’re walking through desert-like landscape. The trail to the waterfall is 8 miles round-trip -2 hrs there, 2 hrs back and does have some difficult spots. Good hiking shoes are highly recommended. As is plenty of water. But once you arrive at the waterfall, you will be rewarded by the sight of this gorgeous waterfall that soils down into turquoise blue water. It’s absolutely stunning, and because there are so few people that visit the waters fall, it’s very peaceful and you may find you have it all to yourself.

3  Thank PatriciaT917
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

We drove up to this park at the recommendation of a random person at the airport and were so glad we did. We walked the easy 3km loop around the mud pots with our kids and they loved it! A real gem.

5  Thank nicoleke
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

At the reception to this attraction you need to pay for entry and sign in, for safety purposes, as this a place for mainly for nature lovers and walkers. The car-park is not well maintained so drive carefully unless you have a 4x4 :-). There is various walking trails you can take so if you are a keen walker you will want to visit here more than once as one of the trails leads you to a stunning waterfall. The smell in the title refers to the sulphurous mud pools scattered about, which although smelly are quite interesting to see. We went during the rainy season and the greenery is something to behold. Look carefully to see various forms of wildlife from beautifully coloured lizards to howler and spider monkey's, but be careful though as there are poisonous snakes about so try not to go too far from the trails. There is nowhere serves food so come prepared.
TIPS...
TAKE PLENTY OF WATER
Suncream
insect repellant (the stronger the better)
TAKE PLENTY OF WATER
Take enough food
TAKE PLENTY OF WATER
Wear good hiking boots of comfortable shoes (sandals etc are not going to be fun)

5  Thank michael s
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

It was about a 2 hr walk through the park to visit several Geothermal wonders. The wonders were near the end of the hike. we saw bubbling springs and mud pools. The scenery on the way was excellent.

1  Thank Susan P
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

Nice trails, some birds and wildlife. Sulfur, steam, mud scenery. Another nice park in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!

Thank Danny B
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