Montezuma Falls, Montezuma

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Take a steep but reasonably speedy 20-minute hike up the river, observing small water features, until you reach the majestic Montezuma Falls, a beautiful 24 m (78 ft) high cascade of water. Cool off in the large pool at the base of the falls, which is great for swimming, but too shallow for rock jumping. If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, scramble up the rough path on the left side of the falls to a deeper pool and a second waterfall, where you can jump safely. Wear sturdy boots, as you’ll have to navigate across slippery rocks throughout the hike. Using our online itinerary creator, Montezuma attractions like Montezuma Falls can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Sadly there was a large amount of rainfall last night which meant that it was very difficult trekking! However, someone from a local place gave us this map, which is really helpful at knowing the diff...  more »
  • Prior to the tourist crowds with 3 small children visited this waterfall! 20minutes while the walk along the River from the parking lot/road, surrounded by howler monkeys, toucans, agoutis and other animals. After approx. 1 hour (8 am in the morning) it started not to be pressure, masses of people with coolers, flip flops, monokinis, etc therefore Advice; early in the morning. Please note that parking on the street for a hotel is free (there is someone who money required...), onto the parking is paid, first waterfall free!
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  • The waters were refreshing and it's definitely worth the hike. Not for those out of shape or in need of mobility aides. A beautiful trip nonetheless.  more »

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Where to stay in Montezuma

Most visitors to Montezuma stay in the nearby coastal village of Montezuma Beach. There, you can choose from a wide selection of budget and mid-range hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and eco-lodges. The best choice of accommodations clusters around the bus station, which is a stone's throw from the beach. For something more relaxing with memorable natural scenery, look south to the estuary of Rio Montezuma.
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