Best Waterfalls in Costa Rica

Did you know that waterfalls are not only tourist attraction sites but also impressive natural wonders worth your time and money?

Here is a list of the five best waterfalls in Costa Rica.

Must-See Waterfalls in Costa Rica

Natural sceneries are a choice for many of us when it comes to the choice of a destination for a vacation. In most cases, we opt to visit beaches, mountains, and lush rainforests willed with animals but forget that waterfalls are equally impressive!

Here is a review of the prettiest and most impressive waterfalls in Costa Rica. Plan to visit all or a few. The view is magnificent.

  1. Volio Waterfall

The Volio is one of the best waterfalls in Limon and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. It is also near Bribri town in Limon Province within Bribri Indian Reservation. It is popular with both local and international tourists. The waterfall is in the Bribri rainforest, and it is hidden. Getting to the waterfall is an adventure, and in most cases, a tour guide is necessary. The best time to visit the Volio waterfall is during the dry season. In the rainy season, you might have to walk the entire because vehicles might not be able to access the area.  The Volio Waterfall is not very popular but is an excellent destination for adventure seekers. Need accommodation during your trip? Book in one of the best hotels in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

  1. The La Fortuna Waterfall

It is one of the most famous and frequently visited waterfalls in Alajuela, Costa Rica. It sits in the Arenal Volcano National Park at the base of a dormant Chato volcano over where the Arenal Volcano overlooks it. Tenorio River feeds the waterfall, and the fall drops 230 feet continuously into a pool at the base. It offers a paradise for adventurers looking forward to having a view of Costa Rica’s best experiences. The picturesque fall with thundering noises falling at deafening force is welcoming, but additionally, there is a host of activities to enjoy. Some of the possible events and sceneries include natural hot springs, hiking, hanging bridges, zip-lining, and swimming at the base of the fall.

Note that an entry fee is charged and paid in Cash.

  1. Rio Celeste Waterfall

The Rio Celeste waterfall adopts its name from River Rio Celeste, a blue river in the Guanacaste region in Costa Rica. It is within the Tenorio Volcano National Park, an hour's walk from the park's entrance. River Rio Celeste is famous for its dazzling greenish-blue water, which forms from a chemical reaction with the minerals from past volcanic activities. It is easy to get to the base of the waterfall using stairs mounted towards the lower area of the waterfall. You are not allowed to swim at the pool made by the waterfall, but at least you will be able to view the cascade from the observation area. Other than the waterfall, there are other things to do and see, which include wild animals, blue butterflies, hot springs, dart frogs, and monkeys. Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel, one of the best beachfront hotels in Costa Rica can organize a tour if you are looking forward to visiting the place but are unable to make a plan.

  1. Viento Fresco Waterfalls

The Viento Frensco waterfalls sit 7 miles away from Tilaran city and halfway between La Fortuna and Monteverde. Most tourists who visit La Fortuna also visit Monteverde because they are not far apart. The Viento Frensco Waterfalls is located between the two and is worth your time. It is important to note that traveling along the stretch that leads from one town to the other is quite bumpy. It is advisable to use a four-wheel-drive vehicle for the best experience. The falls are easily accessible, and, after paying an entrance fee, you get a map to guide you in driving. The waterfalls are never crowded and are quite impressive. The best thing about them is that there are four waterfalls in the same area.

  1. Nauyaka Falls

The falls are top on the list of most attractive falls in Costa Rica. They are two falls falling into the same pool. One of the falls is 150 feet while the other one is 70 feet. They attract both local and international tourists because of their proximity to Dominical, a Pacific Coast town, and the availability of tour guides. Visit the best waterfalls in Costa Rica and have a look at various hummingbird species, and monkeys, and have a soothing mist blowing from the waterfall. Swimming is allowed and a great way to cool off. The Nauyaca Falls in a few words offers a great swimming and hiking experience.

Final Remarks

Where to stay in Puerto Viejo? The Le Cameleon Boutique Hotel offers travel and accommodation service to customize your trip, making it as memorable as possible. If you are looking forward to taking an unforgettable visit to Costa Rica, contact us for accommodation, guidance, and anything else you need.