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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  • August 9, 2017
    A wonderful very close to the main street place, easy access... has few services but is a quite natural place... a beautiful waterfall which falls into a kind of Lake, perfect for swimming, ideal for lovers of photography... sometimes fills both seems a spa... so if you're going to take pictures it is better to go during the week or early... they open at 8 am in spite that on their website says that they open at 7. It's worth the visit.
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  • August 6, 2017
    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 t...  more »
  • July 26, 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 see...  more »

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