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“Great Falls and River Walks”
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Warszawa, Polska
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“Great Falls and River Walks”
Reviewed 25 May 2014

This is my favorite National Parks in Costa Rica. It offers a nice trail suited for all kind of visitors. We were here with kids who loved the bridges, animals, the river and the color of the water.

The entry fee is same as to any other park, 10$. There is a small donation being asked for parking your own car. The trail starts with a pavement but thankfully turns into a normal trail afterwards. The grounds are well kept, have seen a few security offers on the trail itself. The pictures of the falls speak for themselves. In summary, a great place for a day trip.

If you are heading only to the falls no need to take the mud boots.

Visited May 2014
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“One of a Kind!!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

I have been to waterfalls all over the world and this one is special. It is a MUST see. You will never see another waterfall like this. It is amazing. The drive takes a couple of hours from La Fortuna or Liberia, but it was worth it. Make plans to go.

Visited March 2014
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“Muddy but great”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The hike and slog through the mud were well worth the effort. Don't visit just the waterfall, follow the path all the way to the end for all of the sights. We followed the advice of others and saved the waterfall for the end; we're glad we did!

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, GA
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“Paraiso”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

A beautiful park. The waterfall is a must see, it is unbelievably blue. I as a person who doesn't hike made it up so anyone can The parts that almost deterred me was the muddy spot since unlike people with any sense of walking in a rain forest brought slip on shoes but I made it through the mud. It has some steep parts and large steps but definitely doable. If you love nature this is must see and this is from a city girl.

Visited May 2014
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“Strongly recommend renting Mud Boots! Scenic Waterfalls”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

A easy-moderate hike with some slightly steep parts to the falls. I suggest doing the longer route, which involves the natural springs and the origin of the blue water source. Having said that, please rent mud boots! I wish someone had suggested renting mud boots to us. They are available shortly before the entrance to the park, and cost around 3 dollars. You will be thankful you did. This was the muddiest/stickiest walk we have ever done. And it was during a dry week!
There is a 500m segment which involves treading through half a foot of clay-like dense mud, and it is not a pleasant experience. Your shoes will occasionally want to come off and stay stuck in the ground. And this stretch is a two-way route! A walking stick may helps too-we found a branch for our return trip. At the end of the hike, your shoes (and pants) will be covered with a thick layer of mud. They have a hose near the beginning of the trail to clean off the mud before you head out.

The route to the falls involves 250 steps each way, but this seemed like a breeze after our mud walk. The falls and water itself is gorgeous, and makes you forget the route itself.

So go, but do so prepared and you shall be rewarded with gorgeous views.

Visited May 2014
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