Llanos de Cortez Waterfall, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste

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Revel in a hidden gem at Llanos de Cortez Waterfall--a rushing cascade measuring 12m (35 ft) high and 15m (50 ft) wide. Park in the lot nearby and hike along the short dirt path to the fall. The area generally remains uncrowded, making it a perfect escape from tourists. Picnic by the waterfall, swim, sunbathe, or venture behind the curtain of water to escape the dry Guanacaste heat. Use our Area de Conservacion Guanacaste trip itinerary planner to visit Llanos de Cortez Waterfall on your trip to Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited this beautiful waterfall as part of a private, day long tour to Arenal volcano. We went early in the morning, around 8:00 and no one was there but us. Peaceful and awesome. Our guide from t...  more »
  • We stopped at this waterfall as part of a day long hike/tour. It is a short walk from the parking lot to an open spot with a sandy beach in front of the waterfall. It is a popular local spot and you c...  more »
  • Llanos de Cortez is a waterfall next to the impressive (unique in Costa Rica) four lane stretch of Inter-American highway that goes from CaƱas to Liberia. I recommend it as a stop when you are en rout...  more »