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Montezuma Falls

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Address: Entrance just south of main town road, Montezuma, Costa Rica
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This waterfall is a half day hike activity. It offers adventure for the whole family or friends or couples. It has multiple levels of expertise. The top is not for the faint of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This waterfall is a half day hike activity. It offers adventure for the whole family or friends or couples. It has multiple levels of expertise. The top is not for the faint of heart- it requires some rock climbing and strength . If you do get there - you will see on most days - people jumping from high level... More 

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Miami, Fl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The walk to this place is an adventure in itself. Be prepared to so some serious hiking/walking. Also be sure you can stand walking over rocks or thru the jungle. You will be rewarded with a nice waterfall with a pool big enough to swim and cool down after your hike. Do not expect a lot of water during dry... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Scramble over rocks and walk the path past monkeys along the riverbed to the waterfall. You can take a break there and swim in the pool of water at the bottom of the falls. Brings beverages and snacks if you plan to stay for a hour or so.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Relaxing hike to the waterfalls, however there is a much steeper climb to the second and third waterfalls. I’d recommend good shoes. Swimming was very relaxing. Once you are at the top you can climb down, or pay $1,00 colones to use their stairs case. I thought it was worth it for the safety. A highly recommended visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful, novice-level hike! Awesome to take a refreshing dip in the cool waterfall as well as a smaller body of water. Swim out to the waterfall and feel the refreshing water! Can't beat it. Might be challenging for small children.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for a refreshing jump into the little lake below the waterfall. I went during the dry season not sure about rainy periods, as you need to walk up the river bed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice and clean, be careful of guys jumping from the mountain above the water fall. About 20 minutes walk from the parking spot to the lower water fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family of 5 did the short hike babywearing a toddler so it is really not too vigorous a trail. Walk slowly, place feet carefully and you will be fine! We timed it at 18 minutes on our second visit. The waterfall is gorgeous and the swimming is cool and refreshing. The water is deep! We did not go up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Short hike in (15-20 min) to see beautiful waterfall, where you can jump off rocks and swim. A dangerous and strenuous hike further on will lead you to two more waterfalls that feed into the one at the bottom. It was beautiful and worth the extra effort. Although, we heard from the locals that jumping off the waterfalls is pretty... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everywhere we looked said this was a short 15-minute hike, but it isn't exactly a stroll through the woods. It involves hopping over slippery rocks and there are two parts where you have to hang off ropes to shimmy across a narrow path over the water. We arrived drenched in sweat But it is worth it! Very beautiful. If I... More 

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