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Waterfalls of Costa Rica

Waterfalls of Costa Rica

 

As one of the most photographed natural formations in this visually stunning country, the waterfalls of Costa Rica astound both experienced and novice travelers alike. There is just something incredible about rushing water dramatically falling from the rainforest canopy into a pool at the base of a cliff. After a hike through the rainforest in the tropical heat, a cool dip beneath these powerful forces of nature will not disappoint.

Bijagua Sloth Search and Discovery

Experience one of Guanacaste’s greatest natural wonders: sloths in their native habitat. Plus a refreshing stop at the beautiful Cortez waterfalls along the way. Located just off the Pan American Highway, you will stop at the falls, where you can dip in the natural pool, sunbathe and relish the forest beauty and refreshing running spring water, abundant even in Costa Rica's dry season. Then comes the core adventure. Driving from the driest Guanacaste lowlands at the base of majestic active volcanoes, snaking between the giant Miravalles and Tenorio volcanos, you will cross the continental divide and enter into Bijagua. Bijagua means “two waters,” and is named after the influence of the climate and the rain on the area. This is a nature hikers' paradise, replete with the biodiversity for which Costa Rica is famous. And, of course, sloths abound. They're everywhere, hanging from the trees and branches, always "smiling." Usually, mothers will be carrying their babies. Bijagua also provides the perfect climate and rainforest environment for you to come upon exotic reptiles and frogs, like the Red Eyed Frog, Green-and-Black Poison Arrow Frog, Blue Jeans Frog and many other examples of tropical wildlife, as well. For sloth and wildlife lovers in general, put this on your “Must-Do” list while visiting Costa Rica. After all that hiking and spotting sloths and local fauna in your rainforest exploration, why not take a break and enjoy a complimentary traditional Costa Rica buffet lunch prepared by our local chefs and cooks.

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Blue River Resort & Hot Springs

The 1-Day Tour to Blue River Costa Rica Resort & Hot Springs is a day in a paradise. The rainforest beauty, the volcano views and the hot springs will enchant you. Adults will swim and soak in natural mineral “emerald green” hot springs for a calming sensation like no other. Kids will be sliding down the bullet water slide into the freshwater pool for hours on end. And that is just the beginning. Add a delicious lunch and guided tour to walk the blue river and a dip in the Grand Waterfall. 

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Cartagena Chorro Waterfall hike expedition

"Cartagena Choro " waterfall. This beautiful, hidden gem is located down a short, steep trail, whose cascading waters you'll be able to hear far away as you hike. The falls drop into a tranquil pond that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Go "backstage" and relax on the rocks behind the waterfall curtain. During this tour you will have a bilingual guide with water & fruit snacks. Along the hike through the forest, we will see Monkies, birds, reptiles, insects, beautiful plants and trees native to the area. Visit the old country in the seach for a hidden waterfall in the jungles of Cartagena old town.

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Cortez Waterfall and Lunch

"Llanos de Cortez" waterfall. This beautiful, hidden gem is located down a short, steep trail, whose cascading waters you'll be able to hear from the parking lot. The falls drop into a tranquil pond with a white sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Go "backstage" and relax on the rocks behind the waterfall curtain. During this tour we will stop at a local restaurant called a soda to try the typical Costa Rican dish called casado. A casado is a traditional Costa Rican meal with rice, black beans,sweet plantains, salad, a tortilla, and an optional main dish that may include chicken, beef, pork, or fish.

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Rappelling Waterfalls Tour

Your Waterfall Canyoning experience includes 4 Rappels (3 waterfalls and 1 rock wall), Monkey Drop (zip line and rappel) and a Rock Climb in a beautiful rain forest slot canyon. This tour is for young & old and everything in between! Tour Guanacaste is the leader in Waterfall Rappelling in Costa Rica! We believe in doing one thing and being the best at it and for us, that's Canyoning. Come enjoy this fun tour with great guides, spectacular views and beautiful trails throughout! From children to adults and people with experience, you will have a blast!   

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Rio Celeste Blue Waterfall Trip

In the midst of the rainforest lies one of the most spectacular rivers of Costa Rica: Rio Celeste. On your way to this amazing place, lies yet another amazing place: the "Llanos de Cortés" waterfall. This beautiful, hidden gem is located down a short, steep trail, whose cascading waters you'll be able to hear from the parking lot. The falls drop into a tranquil pond with a white sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Go "backstage" and relax on the rocks behind the waterfall curtain. Next, you'll visit “Los Teñideros,” where two streams of crystalline water merge into one; the mix between the minerals of the river and the minerals from the volcano create the famous celestial blue hue that gives the river its name. On your descent, you will discover the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall, whose color makes it a one-of-a-kind. This is definitely an experience you will never forget!

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Sensoria Land of Senses

Sensoria lands are located on the Caribbean slope of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, and this special positioning is the reason of its Magical Rainforest,  You will hike through the jungles and enjoy beautiful waterfalls, bathe in natural springs. Enjoy several hiking trails through the rain forest to discover hidden waterfalls & witness amazing views of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Lake Nicaragua if the weather conditions are just right. A traditional Costa Rican lunch is included. Sensoria is a beautiful little paradise in the middle of nowhere where you can discover natural blue water rivers in an amazing virgin rainforest, full of exotic wildlife of Costa Rica: SLOTHS, snakes, frogs, tropical birds and mammals such as monkeys, raccoons, and on a lucky day a tapir or felines like Jaguars and Pumas.

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  • Cortez Waterfall and Lunch

    "Llanos de Cortez" waterfall. This beautiful, hidden gem is located down a short, steep trail, whose cascading waters you'll be able to hear from the parking lot. The falls dro...
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  • Half Day Hot Springs & Waterfalls Tour

    An easy half day relaxing threat! Want to see a waterfall without spending the entire day on a bus? Oropendola Waterfall is waiting for you. Once you are done refreshing yourself, then you will v...
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  • Rappelling Waterfalls Tour

    Your Waterfall Canyoning experience includes 4 Rappels (3 waterfalls and 1 rock wall), Monkey Drop (zip line and rappel) and a Rock Climb in a beautiful rain forest slot canyon. This tour is for ...
    From USD 119
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  • Rio Celeste Blue Waterfall Trip

    In the midst of the rainforest lies one of the most spectacular rivers of Costa Rica: Rio Celeste. On your way to this amazing place, lies yet another amazing place: the "Llanos de...
    From USD 119
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  • Sensoria Land of Senses

    Sensoria lands are located on the Caribbean slope of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, and this special positioning is the reason of its Magical Rainforest,  You will hike through the jungles ...
    From USD 109
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La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano

To put it simply, La Fortuna Waterfall is stunning. People from around the world come to appreciate the natural beauty of the waterfall and surrounding hot springs. Spanish for “Fortune,” the waterfall is the attraction of a number of different tours near the Arenal Volcano and is fed by the Tenorio River. The view of the waterfall spilling out from a cliff at the base of the dormant Chato volcano and plummeting 70-meters (230-feet) before hitting a tropical pond that’s surrounded by the rich, green rainforest along with the Arenal Mountain range is an awe-inspiring experience. Visitors come from around the world to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the waterfall and surrounding hot springs. There are two viewing areas that offer different perspectives of La Fortuna, and you can even walk right out on to the massive rocks and boulders alongside the banks of the basin. Remember to bring a swimsuit — the cool pool at the base of the waterfall is a great swimming location on a balmy summer day. The hike from the starting point on the cliff down to the waterfall (which can be combined with a hanging bridges canopy tour) follows a staircase that is carved into the hillside and takes about 15 minutes, and the calm green-blue waters of the pool will make the trek well worth the effort, and among the most beautiful Costa Rica hikes.

Rio Celeste Waterfall, Guanacaste

The Rio Celeste Waterfall in Tenorio Volcano National Park in the northwestern Guanacaste region is renowned for its hypnotic blue color and tropical surroundings. According to local legend, when God painted the sky, he washed his blue brushes in the river, turning the waters an entrancing shade of turquoise. In reality, the water that flows through the park is the unique product of a chemical reaction between minerals from the volcano and lush rainforest. A two-hour hike into the park will unveil the brilliant blue waterfall and several natural hot springs, as well as plenty of Costa Rica wildlife including poison dart frogs, colorful blue morpho butterflies, and curious monkeys — it’s the ultimate tropical adventure. Swimming is prohibited due to unknown effects of the volcanic minerals, but the views make for picture-perfect memories to share with friends and family. The best time of year to experience the bright blue river is during Costa Rica’s dry season between December and April. Despite their many alluring sights, the Rio Celeste Waterfall and park system are known as a relatively well-kept secret due to their remote location off the beaten path. A hidden jewel in a country of treasures, the Rio Celeste Waterfall is not a sight to be missed.

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Guanacaste

Some say Llanos de Cortez is Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfall. It is located in Bagaces about 30 minutes (16 miles) south of Liberia. At about 50 feet wide and 12 feet tall, Llanos de Cortez is wider than it is tall with streams of water cascading over a rock wall. The pool at the base of the falls is clean, clear, and perfect for a refreshing swim on a hot day. There’s also a little white sandy beach which can be nice for a snack or picnic! The trail from the parking lot down the waterfall is a short 10-minute hike but it is steep. The forest leading to the falls is lush and dense with wildlife like birds and monkeys that can be seen along the way. There are no entrance fees to Llanos de Cortez, but donations to the local community school are welcome. Guided waterfall excursions can be arranged.