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Jacó, Costa Rica
10 Hidden Waterfalls With Local Cuisine

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Combine hiking, waterfall swimming, and local cuisine with this tour in Las Monas Rainforest. You'll spend time learning about local plant life and cooling off in waterfall pools, with the option to jump from the top of some of the falls if you dare. You'll then head out to La Casita del Sabor for a local meal before returning to your hotel.
  • Visit 10 different waterfalls in just one hike
  • Transfers from Jaco in an air-conditioned vehicle are included
  • Optional hotel transfers are available
  • An included lunch of local fare will be served
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Air-conditioned vehicle
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Café Bohío , Av. Pastor Díaz, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica

We will meet at Bohio Cafe . GPS DIRECTIONS,-84.6341042,14z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8fa1c71567a65df3:0x9a82f6fc3cd1aa86!2m2!1d-84.6284048!2d9.6153325 or we can pick you at your place contact us.

5/15/2019 - 7/9/2023
Monday:10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Tuesday:10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Wednesday:10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Thursday:10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Friday:10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Saturday:10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.Please check voucher for directions
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Playa Hermosa Vacation
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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  • "It starts out rather easy but you are walking through a small river and need waterproof shoes and it is a bit slippery." See review
  • "If you are into hiking, this excursion is for you!" See review


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The guide was wonderful. ...
, Jul 2022
The guide was wonderful. Full of local knowledge about the plants. Made sure everyone was careful through the hike. Took us to a great local soda for lunch after.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hello friends, it's great that you liked it, and had an experience with us
Amazing program in Jacó...
, May 2022
Amazing program in Jacó Área. Wonderful waterfalls, Antônio e Sebastian help us a lot and at the end an espetacular lunch.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much friend for your review, it was a pleasure to be part of your experience in Costa Rica, we are very happy that the experience was great for you
Phenomenal experience...
, Apr 2022
Phenomenal experience will definitely did again when I return to Jaco. The island was great, the service was excellent.
Great waterfalls experience
, Apr 2022
Exciting. But not for the skittish or feint hearted. Challenging for older folks. Folks over she 45-50 should rethink the climbing, jumping,
Envigorating, Fun, and energizing
, Mar 2022
Had a great time! Josue is a great guide and gentleman. Thank you The climb is challenging but not hard, loved getting the nerve up to jump
1 traveler found this review helpful
This was a great tour. A...
, Feb 2022
This was a great tour. A great hike up the jungle and we got to see 10 different waterfalls. Our guides, Josue & Wilfredo were awesome, very nice & very knowledgeable. They explained different parts of nature along the way. On the way back we stopped at a Costa Rican restaurant for authentic food, the food was great. I would highly recommend this !
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you very much for choosing Curtis, for our experience, it is great to know that you liked it and that it was incredible for you, thank you very much for coming, and seeing part of our experiences, we hope to see you again friend, enjoy your trip in Costa Rica, Pura Vida
Beautiful waterfalls / excellent company
, Jan 2022
Pablo & Josue we’re awesome! Expect to get wet basically the entire trip. Travel into the jungle on foot, stopping at pool after pool, while hitting some pretty good climbs. Definitely more challenging than I originally anticipated, and I’m in decent shape! Very rewarding and absolutely beautiful nature. THE LUNCH WAS ALSO INCREDIBLE. This is one I wouldn’t want to miss & highly recommend doing this if you have a day.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Great connor. Thank you very much friend for coming and enjoying our experience, we are excited to know that the experience was very good for you and that you loved our typical food. We hope to see you again friend.Pura Vida
Great waterfalls,...
, Jan 2022
Great waterfalls, wonderful guides, very helpful and the lunch at one of the guys mothers restaurants was delicious
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you very much Robert, we are pleased to know that you liked the experience, and to know that we are doing well, we are waiting for you back friend.Pura Vida
Best guides, food qnd waterfall experience in CR
, Jan 2022
Guides were amazing! Knowledgeable, helpful and spoke both English and Espanol. They explain eco philosophy of CR, some plants(we ate a hydrating leaf) and helped guide use through the 10 waterfall experience. Then a soda(CR cuisine restaurant). Best guides we came across.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hello friend, thank you very much for visiting us, we are pleased to know that you liked the experience with us and also that our guides were the best for you, thank you very much, we hope to see you again in our other experiences.Pura Vida
Great one of a kind experience!
, Jan 2022
I cannot say enough good things about this. It was definitely one of a kind experience. Climbing up next to the waterfalls and waddling in the pristine blue pools surrounded by so much lush green and beauty was just amazing! I have a very adventurous, ready for everything 7 year old who could do this. But if your kids are scared of water or free climbing this might be a bit much for them. That being said the three young men(guides) were very very helpful and took great care of my kid as he clambered up everything he could. The hike itself is not that bad but do take your water shoes. The guides were in constant touch with us since we made our booking and answered all our questions in a thorough manner. The trip ended with delicious fresh fruits atop the highest waterfall and we finished off with a delicious lunch at a family owned Soda. I recommend the fajitas. They were delicious!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Thank you very much friend for visiting, we are glad that you loved the experience and the food, your son is great, we are waiting for you back in Costa Rica, Pura Vida
Perfect way to spend a day!
, Jan 2022
This is a hike you don’t want to miss if you’re in Jaco and have time. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, the trails, and the culture of Costa Rica. He was extremely attentive and careful to help keep everyone safe. There are rigorous aspects of this excursion. The first five falls are relatively easy-moderate. The last five require a little upper body strength and dexterity. I suggest wearing a bathing suit with quick dry shorts and shirt that you can remove, carry a lightweight dry bag backpack, hat, bug spray, sunscreen, comfortable shoes that can get wet (loved having closed toed Keens. The guides wore lightweight sneakers. Some folks wore and did fine with tevas and chacos). The hike is very close to town - not a long bus ride, which is great. The lunch afterwards is FANTASTIC!! This is a beautiful and exhilarating adventure. Enjoy!
Much more than expected
, Dec 2021
Exceeded my expectations by tenfold, very fun and thrilling definitely bring water shoes and hiking shoes or boots along with swimming trunks and extra change of clothes if needed, Pura vida. I also saved my dads life from almost falling down a 100 Ft clif so this is definitely a activity for the young and agile or anyone seeking a crazy adventure!
Unique and wonderful Waterfalls
, Nov 2021
Each waterfall is bigger then the previos one, more unique and more wonderful. Our Tourguide Roberth took very good care of us and shared his knowledge with us. It was completly awesome. Thanks for the experience. Greetings Dennis & Anke
October adventure and bomb food!
, Oct 2021
This was an awesome experience! Pablo was my guide for the day and he was very nice, professional, and informative about the habitat. It was so much fun jumping into and swimming the refreshing water pools. Great moderate hike up to all the waterfalls with plenty breaks. October is low tourist season so if you prefer smaller groups and feel like you have the place to yourself come then. Highly recommend Playa Hermosa Vacations! And to top it off Pablo’s mom’s restaurant provided us the best Costa Rican home cooked meal ever!! Check in and pick up point for the tour is in the centro of Jaco, small office next to Cafe Bohio. Nice comfortable shuttle van.
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Adventure & great food
, Oct 2021
Amazing tour! You will enjoy a good hike and fresh water waterfalls, 100% would repeat and the lunch was delicious!
Dangerous in rainy season!
, Sep 2021
Our tour guide did a great job of trying to keep us safe, but didn't tell us anything about the medicinal plants, or really point out any of the wildlife. If that were the only thing, then this tour probably gets 4 stars. But trying to walk up a fast moving river with water coming directly from the mountains, in the rain, and the water comes up to your waist or at times even chest... This was no joke. We're young, active people, and we had another young built guy with us who was also shook at the end at how dangerous this tour was. Other tours like this doing similar activities would have helmets, and ways to secure the people. We literally were walking on slippery rocks without any security in the middle of a rushing waterfall. It doesn't matter what shoes you take, that's dangerous. I believe that in the rainy season, there's no way that families or elderly could ever do this hike. Even the swimming was a bit dangerous as the quick stream pushed us up against trees or sharp rocks. Any time the girl in our group crossed the river, she basically had to be hugged by the tour guide to get across (and there were around 50 crossings no joke!). If you book this tour, expect to spend 30% of the hike in the water! And we didn't see waterfalls 9 and 10 because the rain and the rushing river tore down the bridge... What makes a tour company think that humans on a medium hike would want to be in conditions like that?! Not a medium hike! If anything, extreme and dangerous, only for the adrenaline seekers. One of our group spent the next 2 days just recovering from the muscle aches that the "hike" produced. A person couldn't really enjoy the surroundings because they were too busy making sure not to be rushed away by the river. Even though our guide did his best to keep us happy, and the lunch was good (even though after all the stress it just made us sick), this is a tour we in the end regret going on. We can imagine that in the dry season the experience is very different and much better. We wish we were warned before hand, that the rainy season turns the hike into an adrenaline activity (which we wouldn't then have signed up for).
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Awesome time
, Aug 2021
The hosts were very very knowledgeable and informative.. The trex up to see the 10 waterfalls is way more than a hike. You have to climb ropes and rocks and it is awesome for those who have the stamina my 10 and 11 year old boys loved it . The lunch was amazing I highly recommend highlights highlights of my stay in jaco
Way better than I expected
, Jul 2021
Pablo and Will were so patient and helpful for an older lady in our group with asthma who struggled with some of the technical aspects of ascending wet stones as we climbed from waterfall to waterfall. They truly served as great guides—friendly, encouraging, helpful, informative, and competent. They also encouraged a few seeking extra challenges along the way as we used ropes to climb up the sides of waterfalls (not required for the trip but available for those seeking more of a challenge). Eating at pablo’s mother’s soda was a huge bonus afterwards—great local food. The guides were sincerely caring snd endeared us more to the beautiful nature available during this experience.
Amazing - 3 girls from NY
, Apr 2021
First time here in Costa Rica with my two girl friends. This excursion was very informative; learned a lot about the vegetation. Waterfalls were beautiful, better yet the sink holes were amazing. Our tour guide Danny Leon was the best! If you are into hiking, this excursion is for you!
A great half day tour from Jaco
, Apr 2021
Nice and scenic hike, with plenty of waterfalls to swim in or jump into. Our guide was really friendly, funny, and made sure everyone was safe while hiking, and had a great time. Food was also delicious.

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