Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula Sights

Llanos de Cortés

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Just 3 km (2 miles) north of the Palo Verde road at Bagaces, take the dirt road signed for Llanos de Cortés to get to this hidden waterfall less than 2 km (1 mile) off the highway. About ½ km (¼ mile) along the dirt road you'll see on your right a large rock with "Cataratas" scrawled on it. Follow this bumpy road about 1.3 km (0.8 mile) to its end and then clamber down a steep path to the pool at the bottom of a spectacular, wide, 15-meter (50-foot) waterfall. This is a great place for a picnic; avoid weekends if you can when it's often crowded and noisy. Don't leave anything of value in your car.

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Off Inter-American Hwy., Bagaces, Costa Rica


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