Guided tour

The Explorer Waterfall Tour

4.6 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Costa Rica Waterfall Tours

The Explorer Waterfall Tour

Activity provider: Costa Rica Waterfall Tours

From US$ 89.27 per person

Experience the meaning of ‘Pura Vida’ as this guided trip takes you to the forest in the hills above Jaco Beach to a majestic setting of pure Costa Rican natural harmony.

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Duration 4 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Experience the true meaning of "Pure Nature"
  • Jump from cliffs as high as 25 feet (optional)
  • Get underneath and behind waterfalls
  • Learn about trees, plants, insects, birds, monkeys, and much more
  • Breathe pure air, and take the city stress out
Full description
Experience the true meaning of "Pura Vida" as this guided trip takes you to the rain forest in the hills above the Pacific Ocean to a majestic setting of pure Costa Rican natural harmony. Take a 4×4 drive up the mountain over 1000 feet to get to a private reserve. Your guide will stop along the way to point out interesting flora and fauna and the incredible views of the ocean and countryside. Start your adventure through the river after a short (5 minute) downhill hike. Hike up the river using trails and bridges that criss-cross  the river allowing you to enjoy the multiple smaller, interactive waterfalls and natural pools. There are 4 different swimming holes and many waterfalls to get under. These natural pools will invite you to swim in the fresh mountain spring water and submerge under the falls for an invigorating massage. For the more adventurous there are a couple of places you can jump into the pools from 4 and up to 25 feet! Enjoy some fresh tropical fruit at the last pool before the 10 minute hike back to the truck. During the entire tour you are totally surrounded by beautiful Costa Rican virgin rain forest. Bring your camera and your guide will keep it in a dry bag to make sure you get all those amazing pictures without damaging it!
  • Transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Breakfast or lunch
  • Entrances
  • Gratuity
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Local partner office: Jaco Walk #61, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, 61101, Costa Rica

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Entrance fees are included
  • Gratuities are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

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We loved our experience. Cristian and Joachim were outstanding guides. Attentive and always ready to share interesting information with us, they made this activity a memorable experience.

April 16, 2022

We enjoyed it but this was not for everyone. It was an old vehicle from the 1970s that couldn't seat everyone - was pretty beat up - one person had to sit in the back; thought we would see multiple waterfalls - saw only one and since it was the dry season it was a very modest waterfall. The guide was marvelous and made the experience very memorable. Overall we enjoyed it - tremendous cultural experience and the chance to see the off raods of the country. We are hearty travelers. But this is not for everyone.

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March 11, 2022

There is a lack of organization in the collections, the meeting point is very undefined and misleading. Car routes are long and heavy. The guide is the only unbeatable with great knowledge and sympathy

February 5, 2022

Product ID: 124619