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Nauyaca Waterfalls

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Epic and must-do

We’ve seen waterfalls in many countries, including several in Costa Rica, and this one was the most... read more

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Great time inspiring views

Definitely recommend the keep your unless you are in fantastic shape we saw birds and butterflies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“parking lot”(44 reviews)
“truck ride”(28 reviews)
“tough hike”(12 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
243 | Desde San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón, viaje 26 Km por la carretera hacia Playa Dominical., Dominical, Costa Rica
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All reviews parking lot truck ride tough hike nice hike worth the effort lower falls ups and downs swimming hole miles round trip buy tickets km hike costa rica horseback rides great swimming lots of water the main road wear shoes
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Reviewed today via mobile

We’ve seen waterfalls in many countries, including several in Costa Rica, and this one was the most amazing we’ve ever seen. We got the 4x4 to take us to the waterfall for $28 a person and we’re so glad we did because the 2.5 mile...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely recommend the keep your unless you are in fantastic shape we saw birds and butterflies along the drive and a deer...the waterfalls are breathtaking for swimming the guide said April is best.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I went to Nauyaca towards the last week of November and that falls towards the end of the rainy season so the weather was perfect. We took the 4x4 to the waterfall and spent about 2 hours at the falls. The upper...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SWali07
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent way to see Costa Rica by horse and see on e of the most Beautiful waterfalls in the country. The guide are professional and helpful and fun. The food is excellent. A great way to spend the day and well worth...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank shelbabell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I did the 4.5 KM hike into the falls this week. Stop and park just off the highway by the office where you'll need to buy a ticket at $8/per person and another $3 if you want to drive to the parking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank SherpaS2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike up to the waterfalls is hard enough that dipping into the pool at the waterfalls is well worth the fort! The falls themselves are really gorgeous. I only spent 45min swimming and wish I had more time. Caution: rocks near the falls are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank laviesoleil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the 9am basic truck tour after reading most of the reviews on TA. I am SO glad we did. Our guide was Michael and he was incredibly kind. He gladly stopped for photos along the journey (he gave us the code to knock...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DiscoUnicorns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went around 11:00, which wasn't the best time off course ;) insanely hot and the road is pretty challenging (mostly upwards). So we were desperately in need of refreshment and after an hour we reached the waterfall.. verrrry pretty and refreshing! It isn't a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank katieg303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place to visit. Beautiful falls. I didn't get to swim there because the water was too fierce but worth the trip anyway. I'm sure it's better when you can swim. Good hike if you are looking for a hike but can also go by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Nauyaca Waterfalls was so so so beautiful! It was the perfect way to end our trip to Costa Rica. The water was really cold but refreshing. I really appreciated that the natural environment surrounding the falls was so preserved. You go in still feeling one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ahren B
12 December 2018|
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Response from DiscoUnicorns | Reviewed this property |
We just went 3 weeks ago. The truck was the best money we spent. You get an amazing tour of the family farm along the ride and they deliver you right to the top of the falls. Trust me, worth every penny.
21 September 2018|
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Response from lesshaze | Reviewed this property |
This isn't a park. It is private property. I wasn't there but from what locals say it was a fall. First accident in many years at this waterfalls and there are people there every day. It is always so tragic when someone... More
Ashley H
2 September 2018|
Response from Rufus B | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I really don't know - check out their website or email or ring ahead I would suggest. I doubt you can take it if you want to do the riding trip but if walking or going on the 4x4 it may be possible...