Costa Rica is globally known for being rich in its nature and wildlife. But you can’t really experience the paradisiac nature of the country by simply looking at pictures or stories. You need to live it! And we recommend you start with one of the most hidden but truly unique spots: the Llanos de Cortez waterfall!
The Llanos de Cortez waterfall is not very well know, however it is amongst the prettiest and easiest to access in the country. It is fairly close and doesn’t require much hiking. Located near to the town of Bagaces, it is also the perfect spot to visit on your way to any beach at Guanacaste. If you plan includes checking out some of the beaches, we recommend you take a 4x4. However roads to the actual waterfalls are decent for any compact car.
Parking spaces are plentiful and fairly close to the actual waterfall. Once you get out of the car, you can actually hear the rumble of the water – so exciting! The hike to the Llanos de Cortez is only about 10 min long with some roots and rocks along the dirt trail.
A 2-meter high, 15-meter wide, gorgeous waterfall will be waiting for you at the end of the path. It is really one of the most stunning and amazing waterfalls you will lay your eyes on! The waterfall is quite wide with small streams of water, which makes it look very wispy and magical.
At the end of the Llanos de Cortez waterfall you will find a refreshing natural pool where you can swim at and chill for a while. Right next to it there is also a sandy area in case you want to hang out in the sun for a bit.
The waterfall is surrounded by a lush rainforest, so you may even be able to catch the occasional bird or monkey on the treetops.
If you are feeling adventurous, you can carefully walk through some mossy rocks to get behind the actual waterfall. Here you can enjoy the falling water and even explore a small cave.
Sounds like one hell of a day trip right? Visit the amazing Llanos de Cortez waterfall!
The Guanacaste Province always surprise us! Many adventure can be found in the Llanos de Cortez waterfall and surroundings. We remind you that we have offices in Liberia Downtown and the Liberia International Airport.
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