Guide to Nauyaca Waterfall



Embark on a scenic 2.7-kilometer journey from the office to the breathtaking Nauyaca Waterfall Nature Park. Immerse yourself in the lush tropical surroundings and relax at our fully equipped rancho, complete with bathrooms, showers, and changing rooms. A mere 10-minute walk takes you to the falls, where you can marvel at their majestic beauty.

At Nauyaca Waterfall Nature Park, you have the choice of two convenient options to access the park. Both options include the park entry fee, vehicle parking at the office, and unlimited access to all facilities, including hiking trails, comfortable hammocks, games, and much more. Soak in the natural splendor and create lasting memories at Nauyaca Waterfall Nature Park.

What's included?

Upper falls

This upper fall is an 54 meters (177 ft) drop. Depending on the season there is a small swimming pool.

Lower falls

This is where most people spend their time, the lower falls. There is a lovely deep pool you can swim and bathe in and plenty of rocks to sit on. You get a stunning view of both waterfalls surrounded by lush green jungle and the sounds of nature.

This second fall is a tiered waterfall of 26 meters (85 ft) and the pool is 7 meters (22 ft) deep.

What to Wear and Bring

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From Route 34 (Costanera Sur), the Nauyaca waterfall office is about a thirty-minute drive from where you turn left onto Route 243 on the way to Pérez Zeledón / San Isidro del General. If you crossed the bridge and passed Dominical, you have gone too far.

Once you turn left, you will see signs leading to the entrance. You must pass a big colorful Nauyaca sign and continue following our yellow signs for around 15 minutes. You will find a large sign on your right-hand side and continue on the unpaved road for 10 minutes till you arrive at our office.

#1 Waterfall in Costa Rica

Nauyaca Waterfalls are among the must-visit waterfalls of Costa Rica

Elevate Your Costa Rican Adventure with a Visit to the Majestic Nauyaca Waterfalls! If you’re exploring the Osa Peninsula region, be sure to add Uvita, Dominical, and Ojochal to your itinerary and experience one of the top tourist attractions in the area.

For those visiting the mid-Pacific region, including Quepos, Manuel Antonio, and Jacó, consider a day trip to Nauyaca Waterfalls for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Get ready to be enchanted by the lush primary forests, tranquil rivers, and white foamy waterfalls that will leave a lasting impression on your Costa Rican travels. With its diverse and vibrant wildlife, including exotic birds, Nauyaca Waterfalls is the perfect place to create cherished travel memories.

Keep in mind that the weather in Costa Rica can be unpredictable, but you can expect higher heat and humidity during the dry season (mid-December to April) compared to the wet season (May to mid-December).

"The Nauyaca Waterfalls of Costa Rica is like a scene from "The Jungle Book". Hike through the thick, lush jungle until you see one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. This two-tiered waterfall has a combined height of 61 meters (or 200 feet), with multiple natural pools at the bottom that are great for swimming. It is located on the South Pacific Coast, close to Uvita and Manuel Antonio.
- Says Salt in Our Hair."

You can make a reservation by selecting a date in the calendar below.

Group 10

Kids ages 3-12 have a 3-dollar discount on either option.

What's included?

Option #1

“Enjoy the ride, and maximize your time”



Trolly ride both ways, from the office to the park rancho, and back to the office when you are done.

From the park rancho, it is only 10 minute walk to the falls.

Option #2

“Enjoy the walk”



  • Walk from the office, 2.7 kilometers
  • About 45 minutes
  • Mostly downhill
  • and then enjoy a trolley ride back uphill from the park rancho to the office when you are done.
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