Tap into you inner jungle explorer with this waterfall hiking tour in the mountains above Jaco. Ride a 4x4 deep into the rain forest, and then hike along a vertical river, stopping to splash and swim in tropical waterfall pools along the way. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, jump off of rock ledges into the natural pools below for a true taste of ‘pura vida’!
Half-day hiking and waterfall tour from Jaco
Ride a 4x4 up rugged mountain roads
Hike through the rain forest and along a vertical river
Scramble over river rocks and boulders
Soak and swim in natural waterfall pools
Dare to jump off of rock ledges into the pools for an extra thrill
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Professional English-speaking guides
Transportation to the trail head
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
Costa Rica Waterfall Tours
Jaco Walk meet in front of Taco Bar, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, 61101, Costa Rica
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Take your pick of a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guides at the main office in central Jaco. Bring your camera, which will be kept in a dry bag to keep it safe but handy for action shots. Ride a 4x4 up rugged mountain roads to reach the trail head at an elevation of more than 2,000 feet (610 meters). From here, hike into the rain forest to a river, while your guide points out native plant and animal life along the way.
At the river, you can choose to walk along a trail or put your balancing skills to the test and hike upriver along rocks and boulders. Pass by more than 10 different waterfalls of varying size that flow into inviting natural swimming pools. Take a dip in the pools, and feel the relaxing, massaging rush of water while standing beneath the cascades.
For an added thrill, work up the bravery to jump from natural ledges down 20 feet (6 meters) into the polls below. Your guide will be on hand to ensure your safety and enjoyment each step of the way. The 4-hour adventure concludes with drop-off back at the starting point in Jaco.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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.
We did enjoy the time, but it was Not worth what was charged at all.
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Dominic_F, Feb 2023
Really enjoyed this. Have done similar trips in other parts of the world so thought I'd give it a try here. The guides were really good, very friendly, happy to answer questions and have a laugh and a joke. You don't need to be particularly fit for the short trek, but it's somewhat slippery (obviously!) Near the waterfalls, so bring appropriate footwear.
Nicholas_M, Nov 2022
We absolutely loved the guides Lomar and Christian.
They made it fun and informative while keeping an eye out for everyone’s safety.
Lomar took so many awesome pictures for us.
I would Take any trip he’s the guide on!!
Great experience with the guys.
Arpy_G, Nov 2022
An exciting experience driving and hiking down to the waterfalls and diving into the natural pools.
Our guide Lamar was wonderful stopping and showing rainforest nature along the way.
Highly recommended, one of the funnest things I’ve done in Costa Rica
Ray_H, July 2022
Lamar was a wonderful guide. He was a great communicator with a calm demeanor, made the whole outing easy to enjoy. The scenery is breathtaking, and hiking and swimming around the waterfalls was a once in a lifetime experience. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
jeffsingewald, Dec 2021
What an amazing adventure this was. Our guide Lamar was amazing and very knowledgeable with the local fauna. He took amazing care of us and was also a great photographer and took pics for us at all the waterfalls! The lunch stop with arroz con pollo and fresh fried plantains was also very good! Definitely recommend this adventure to others!
GECIKAY, Apr 2021
This excursion was great... We had a lot of fun, and I cant express enough how amazing Lomar and Alfonso ( I hope I remember the names right LOL) were with my kids.
Comes up short
Sandi_S, Mar 2021
Our guide, Lamar, was great. The trip itself was lacking. It was the dry season, but the trip there and the falls itself was nothing very special. We did enjoy the time, but it was Not worth what was charged at all.
The waterfall tour was amazing- we...
Kathryn B, Aug 2017
The waterfall tour was amazing- we had so much fun! This tour was the highlight of our Costa Rica trip, and we would highly recommend it to other travelers/explorers. Our tour guide was professional and knowledgeable, making the trip safe, fun, and educational. Would definitely choose this tour company again, if ever in the Jaco area.
This tour was my favorite thing...
Jeanne L, Aug 2016
This tour was my favorite thing about my entire vacation! Our tour guide, Mike, was so great! He was so good with helping my 6-year-old navigate the waterfalls. Being terrified of heights, he helped me to overcome that fear for that day so that I could enjoy the waterfalls. I had the time of my life! Highly recommended!!!!
An amazing tour with Wilson! He...
Melanie_M, July 2016
An amazing tour with Wilson! He stopped during the drive to point out native trees and birds along the way. The hike down the trail was fairly easy. The climb back up the falls was fun and challenging. We went at a slow pace and had a great time. Beautiful and exhilarating! Loved the waterfalls!