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Llanos de Cortez Waterfall

Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Off the Pan American Highway, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

These waterfalls are a few miles off the pan-american highway between Cañas and Liberia. The dirt road to get there is bit rough, but should be derivable even with a 2 wheel drive car in the dry season. When you get there they ask for...More

Thank siggygg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy drive from Tamarindo. Ask the locals or use Google maps to get there. Road is rocky getting down to waterfall but it was very nice. We went during rainy season so water was running strong.

Thank travelin_girl6969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Llanos de Cortez Waterfall is super close to Liberia off Route 1. The falls are actually pretty sizable and you can swim there. The turn off is very poorly marked. It's actually a handwritten sign that says "Waterfall." Then you travel up a dirt road...More

Thank Sunny D
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This waterfall is simply beautiful. Be warned that proper shoes need to be worn as navigating down rocks to the bottom of the waterfall. If you wear flip flops don't be surprised that you flip off the side of the steps. Tennis shoes or any...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Absolutely beautiful waterfalls, with enough of a hike to get you warmed up, yet not too much to take the wind out of you. A lovely spot that seems to be not so well known, as there were only a couple of other people there....More

Thank Sandy T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is off the main highway and not well-marked. If you are travelling to Liberia from the south-east to the north-west on Interamericana route 1 you will need to do a u-turn in the special left turn spots and come back about 1 km after...More

Thank jazpops
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely waterfall with pretty 'beach' and great plunge pool that is hallow/safe at one end but possible to climb behind the rocks - our teens loved it. A favourite of local Costa Rican families so can be busy - so might be worth trying to...More

Thank JEJP12
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Although not well marked from the main road, the waterfalls are accessible in your own rental car via a dirt road similar to most dirt roads in Costa Rica -- rocky with pot holes. You do have to pay to gain entry to the area...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very pretty waterfall, & still looks white like the photos even during the rainy season (when other water features in the area like Rio Celeste can apparently can turn dirty brown). However, we've seen 2 waterfalls just as nice at home in Ireland (Glenariff [featured...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Took us over an hour from Playa Grande to the waterfalls. The road is not marked very well and we missed it. We had to drive like two more miles or so to find a turn around. Once we came into the dirt road, you...More

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2 March 2017|
Response from Sigrid F | Reviewed this property |
If you have WAZES the location should be relatively easy to find! driving away from the Liberia Airport heading towards Arenal (South) approx. 1.25 hrs away from the LIR airport. Do NOT Expect a Big sign to find the... More
28 February 2017|
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Response from Traci F | Reviewed this property |
We went with a private tour so I have no idea as well. I remember we drove on a divided road but that isn't very helpful!
Emi C
7 February 2017|
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Response from Life_tourist1963 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There were dogs there while we were there.