We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (432)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“parking lot”(49 reviews)
“parking area”(32 reviews)
“local school”(29 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2690 1300
Ways to Experience Llanos de Cortez Waterfall
from USD 115.00
More Info
from USD 89.00
More Info
from USD 115.00
More Info
from USD 125.00
More Info
Reviews (524)
Filter reviews
395 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews parking lot parking area local school dirt road hidden gem on the rocks costa rica llanos de cortez the pan american highway sandy beach short drive couple of hours parking attendant dry season steep walk water shoes beautiful falls
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 395 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

This waterfall is an amazing surprice! from the moment you get there it is super easy walk down to the base, it actually has a little beach on the base and you can swim there. there are bathrooms on the top. You need to take...More

Thank helencostarica
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cortez waterfall on a tour we booked through Guana Adventures, we found them on Trip Advisor, but ended up making friends for life! Jose our tour guide was incredible. We went to this waterfall first and took a refreshing swim and walk around...More

Thank MrsTungstenTravels
Reviewed 14 October 2018

I wouldn't drive 200 km just to see this waterfall, but if you're close by, it's worth spending an hour or two. It's only a couple of minutes away from Highway 1, so chances are you'll pass by it. The path down to the waterfall...More

2  Thank MarkLinton
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Super easy to find and walk to. Very cool water and quiet. We went on a week day and there was hardly anyone else there. The only weird part was that we wanted to go to the top of the waterfall and a local told...More

1  Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We could not go to swim because there was too much water they said...….but anyway the Brown color doesn't attracted me! The waterfall is beautiful but come on 7$ PP...even Niagara falls are free!!! And this for the buttom ONLY because if you want to...More

1  Thank jenniferbourdais
Reviewed 6 October 2018

not the easiest place to find or get to as there is a road divider blocking the entrance but it is worth the effort. The falls are beautiful, shallow and perfect for swimming in, you can even go behind that falls. There is a trail...More

1  Thank CEC131
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I have been here numerous times the last 8 years and if you are staying anywhere close to Liberia or Playa Del Coco area it is definitely worth the trip. Beautiful waterfall that you can swim in, It has changed a bit since the government...More

1  Thank Sanpedrosula
Reviewed 22 September 2018

My husband and I recently visited the waterfall as part of a day of activities in Costa Rica. The waterfall was absolutely beautiful - we arrived first thing and were the only ones there. There are supposedly no animals in the water so it's relatively...More

Thank Eve J
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I am so glad to have stopped by here, make sure you make it part of your Costa Rica adventure. There is a rest room on site with no toilet paper, other than that, nothing near, so bring water or a snack.

3  Thank Braveheart_10010
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We visited here with a large group in June 2018. Our GPS, it seems, was routing to the community of.... not the park entrance. When you turn off the highway, there are homemade waterfall signs everywhere. The park entrance is just a short distance, but...More

3  Thank HGCop
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Rio Perdido
927 reviews
13.00 km away
Las Espuelas Hotel
212 reviews
17.65 km away
Hotel La Siesta
36 reviews
19.13 km away
Hotel Paraiso Tropical
9 reviews
19.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 10 nearby restaurants
Soda La Fuente
38 reviews
4.78 km away
Liberia Social
117 reviews
19.12 km away
Cafe Liberia
379 reviews
19.13 km away
Marisqueria Sabor Porteno
240 reviews
18.93 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 23 nearby attractions
Rio Perdido
221 reviews
13.24 km away
Ponderosa Adventure Park
360 reviews
11.50 km away
Immaculate Church of Concepcion de Maria
18 reviews
19.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
25 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Sunny D | Reviewed this property |
The path isn’t super flat, but it is a very short path down to the waterfall. Two in shape adults made it in 3 minutes. I think that you may be able to maneuver your way down with your kids without much trouble, but not... More
12 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from bopball | Reviewed this property |
I did it with bad knees (knee replacement scheduled in 1 wk and the other in 3 mo!) but my husband was there to assist! The gravel path is pretty flat overall and the steps have some rocks to grab.