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Waterfalls and Spa provided by Go Adventures Traveling Costa Rica

Waterfalls and Spa
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Duration:
5–7 hours
Group size:
100
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5–7 hours
  • Group size:
    100
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Swedish, English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-7 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Swedish, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 19973P6
Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Local taxes
  • Buffet lunch
  • Bottle of water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned van
  • Two waterfalls
  • Spa; hot springs, mud bath and sauna
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Towel is included in the spa, but not in the waterfalls. So if you want to swim in the waterfalls, please bring a towel.
Duration
5–7 hours
Departure details
  • Location Name: In your hotel, or in our office in the central of Tamarindo.
  • Nicoya, Nicoya, Province of Guanacaste
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Dress code is casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available
  • Remember to bring: swimsuit, bug spray and sunscreen.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Local taxes
  • Buffet lunch
  • Bottle of water
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned van
  • Two waterfalls
  • Spa; hot springs, mud bath and sauna
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Towel is included in the spa, but not in the waterfalls. So if you want to swim in the waterfalls, please bring a towel.
Departure details
  • Location Name: In your hotel, or in our office in the central of Tamarindo.
  • Nicoya, Nicoya, Province of Guanacaste
Duration
5–7 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Dress code is casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available
  • Remember to bring: swimsuit, bug spray and sunscreen.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Itinerary
  • Start
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Llanos de Cortés
    Stop: 7 hours
    Explore the fascinating nature of Costa Rica. The day starts at 7am with a pick-up in our AC van, at your hotel. We will drive through Liberia, and continuing to the magical waterfalls Llanos de Cortez and Oropéndola. You will be able to swim in both of them. Llanos de Cortez offers as well a small beach, where you can relax, read a book or just listen to the peacefully sound of pouring water. We continue the day with an amazing Costa Rican lunch buffet, just above the Colorado River. Fresh fruits, salad, rice, beans, fish, pork, chicken, fried plantains, soup, dessert etc. are things you can expect. The day finishes at the spa. Get yourself covered in volcanic mud (straight from the Rincon de La vieja volcano), jump in the Colorado River and relax in the mineral water in our hot springs.
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D Jason Crowder
Louisville, KY6 contributions
Let’s start with the basics!

Cost: $135/person (a 5% fee is added if paying with credit/debit card)

Tour Guide: Juan Carlos

Itinerary:
7:00 am Pick up at hotel
8:00 am Restroom & coffee break in Filadelfia (with a quick walk through the Central Park to see the largest wild iguanas I’ve ever seen!)
9:00 am Arrive at Llanos de Cortes waterfall
10:00 am Depart Llanos de Cortes waterfall
11:30 Arrive at Oropendola waterfall
12:30 Depart Oropendola waterfall
1:00 Buffet Lunch at Canon de la Vieja
1:30 Spa and mud bath at Canon de la Vieja
3:00 Depart Canon de la Vieja
5:00 Arrive back in Tamarindo

Review:
This was an amazing tour that included a visit to 2 waterfalls, lunch, and a visit to a spa with a sulphur mud bath and heated pools. I often shy away from full day excursions when they are paired with so many activities but I highly recommend this one! Juan Carlos was an excellent guide, a good driver, and watched our belongings while we were in the waterfalls.

Both of the waterfalls are impressive and very different in experience. Llanos de Cortes is a very wide waterfall with a somewhat warm wading pool and a sandy “beach”. The day we were there there was a gentleman playing tropical tunes on an xylophone which added to the experience. Oropendola is a tall narrow waterfall with an ice cold pool. The walk to this waterfall is a bit more rustic than Llanos de Cortes (which is completely paved) and includes an amazing hanging stairway. There is an observation deck down at the waterfall. You can swim in the water or jump down off of the rocks (at your own risk) into the pool.

The time spent at each waterfall is adequate although I could have spent a little longer at each one. I would almost suggest a tour that skips the spa part and just split the 2 halves of the tour between each waterfall with lunch in between.

The buffet lunch was good. It consisted many of items found on a typical Tico casado plate- salad, baked yucca, white rice, black beans, pork, chicken, plantain chips, rice pudding for dessert and a few juices, water and teas to drink.

For the spa portion, you begin in a sauna for 5-10 minutes to open your pores. Then you walk through the heated pool area to the river. Along the river you’ll find the area to be painted (with a wide paintbrush basically) in the sulphur mud. Warning: the smell is strong and as I write this I am washing the clothes I wore that day and the following day (since I could not get the smell off my skin) for a third time to remove the smell. You sit in the sun on the rock cliff or on the concrete beds until it dries. Then you have the option of rinsing it off in the showers or river. I chose the river; which was as cold as Oropendola waterfall but I felt a more natural experience.
Following the mud bath you have time to wade in the pools of varying warmth. This water also had a sulphur smell.

I highly recommend this tour! We went on a Monday which is when the Rincon de la Vieja National Park is closed and the crowds at both waterfalls was minimal (also note it was July and rainy/green/off season). I don’t think I could have found either waterfall on my own.

Tips:
1. Bring or wear something to swim in (you’ll swim at both waterfalls and the pools at the spa)
2. Bring a small towel to dry off at the waterfalls
3. Bring a change of dry clothes for the ride home
4. You don’t need water as it is provided
5. And obviously don’t forget your camera, smart phone or GoPro for pictures!
Written 2 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jmoore6042
Chicago, IL21 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Cristian picked my husband and I up at the condo we were staying at in Tamarindo. We had a delightful day with him. We went to two waterfalls and a hot springs. It was easy and beautiful. Oh, we also had a great buffet lunch with fabulous vegan options. I would highly recommend this trip!

We also asked Cristian if he could take us to the airport the next day and he agreed. So helpful and easy to work with!!
Written 11 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rita P
3 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
We started out at 7:30am on a wonderful adventure. Our first stop was to see some unbelievably large iguanas that are in every tree in a small town park. Next, we swam in 2 different types of waterfalls. After a delicious Costa Rican lunch, we enjoyed the mud bath and hot springs. Along the entire way, Fanny and Manuel pointed out local agriculture, vegitation, and animal life. On our return, we saw a family of howler monkeys. Fanny and Manuel made this one of our most favorite days in Costa Rica.
Written 8 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Claire C
1 contribution
Do NOT book with G adventure. Save your money, go somewhere else.

When things go wrong on their end, they will ignore you and offer no solution.

Currently on an *upgraded* tour in Costa Rica, yet some of the hotel has NO shampoo, NO elevator(uphill +3rd floor), NO hot water, NO cleaning service, NO bedding sheets, NO toilet paper, NO TV service. One of the hotels didn’t even offer a working shower, what?! Half of the place doesn’t offer AC nor heating. I have stayed at better hostels than what they have to offer as “upgraded hotels”. Can someone explain to me how this is upgraded? Called the office, and all they can do is “please fill out this survey”. This is absolutely horrible.

I rarely leave bad reviews, but this is beyond terrible. Still can’t believe this is happening.
Written 30 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TheSupanClan
Texas185 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We used GO Adventures to book 2 days worth of excursions while staying near Tamarindo. They were great. They picked us up on time at our hotel (Cala Luna). The Waterfall and Spa day was spectacular. It is far, you drive to one waterfall about 1.5 hours from Tamarindo, swim and play, then drive to another waterfall, which is up in the mountains and SPECTACULAR but SO so cold. We did swim and you can jump off the rocks there into the water at that waterfall. It was turquoise the rope bridge getting there was incredible. Then you drive to the Spa place on the river where you eat a buffet lunch (Costa Rican food, my husband and I loved it but our kids did not and were starving), then we got painted in volcanic mud. The hot baths were very pretty and natural, but my kids loved the river the most, swimming over and climbing the huge rocks (15 ft?) and jumping off them into the river. Our guides were great (Juan Carlos and Isaac) and we enjoyed stopping in Philedelphia to see HUGE iguanas in the trees, and also stopping at the Coffee shop to buy Costa Rican Coffee.

The second day Go Adventures took us to Pura Adventura for zip lining and horseback riding, which was also great. I left a review at Pura Adventura for that. Overall I would definitely use Go Adventures again to book anything we needed while in Tamarindo!
Written 11 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katie R
1 contribution
Myself and 4 other college aged girls went on this tour and it was nothing short of absolutely amazing!! Juan Carlos was our guide and he was FANTASTIC! He did everything he could to make us happy, feel safe and enjoy our time in Costa Rica. We even asked if we could stop for coffee on the way and he took us to a little coffee shop right next to an iguana park! We spent some time looking at the iguanas while drinking our coffee and it was such a cool bonus! The waterfalls were breath taking, the lunch was delicious and the hot springs were relaxing. Quite a bit of driving but it was a cool way to see more of Costa Rica! Juan Carlos took a lot of great group photos of us which were appreciated. We never felt rushed and it was a big highlight of our trip! Book a tour with Go Adventures!!!
Written 19 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tbaymackay
60 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
Booked this tour for a friend's birthday while we were in Tamarindo. There was a small issue with transportation (not their fault) in the morning but the owner more than made up for it! The first waterfalls were amazing, lots of time to swim around and enjoy the scenery. Lunch was great, and second waterfalls so beautiful. The spa part was a perfect end to a great day. Christian went above and beyond to make the day special, we never felt rushed and got to relax and enjoy our time. Thanks again!
Written 23 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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