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What Are The Best Waterfalls In Costa Rica To Visit?

a large waterfall over some water

Costa Rica indeed is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Latin American zone. The credit of its uncanny beauty actually goes to none other than the vast reserves of natural wonders. Starting from the large volcanic mountains to numerous white sand beaches, the country provides the best vacation experience in the west.

Now, most of the times you usually look for tour packages around the cities, the beaches, wildlife, treks and hikes, and so on. These are the most common places which everyone likes to visit and revel in the beauty. But today we have decided to look beyond these common scenarios and get to know more about the Latin American country and the treasures it hides.

Here, we will discuss about the waterfalls that you should pay a visit, at least once to experience this natural creation and the amazing views of the terrain using the ATV tour cars. Just to help you out in the appropriate preparation of the itinerary, here we have picked up a few names of the must-visit Costa Rican waterfalls.

a woman standing next to a waterfall

La Fortuna Waterfall

Located near the Arenal volcanic mountain, the La Fortuna is one of the most visited waterfalls in the entire country of Costa Rica. The water here descends down a height of around five hundred and twenty meters from above the sea level. With the surrounding mountains, greeneries, and the amazing sounds of the Arenal natural reserve wildlife, this particular ATV waterfall tour in Costa Rica will always be etched on your mind.

Rio Celeste Waterfall

The waterfall indeed looks like the name sounds- celestial!

It is located amidst the lush greenery of the Tenorio Volcano National Park in the famous Guanacaste region. Here, the water will appear as blue and not transparent because of a chemical compound which is formed from the reaction of the water with the rock bed present in the forest. Surrounding the waterfalls are a series of natural hot springs which help in maintaining a warm and soothing climate. Apart from this, you can also visit the wildlife of the national park like the monkeys, blue morpho butterflies, frogs, and so on.

Bajos Del Toro Waterfall

After the beaten-off Diamente Waterfall, this particular waterfall can be considered to be the second tallest waterfall in the entire country. The waterfall is not open to the prying eyes. Rather it sits between two valleys and is enclosed by the green mountains and the Costa Rican vegetation. The waterfall is present in the famous cloud forest where the clouds float at the eye level rather than being high up in the sky. This is what makes the Bajos Del Toro waterfall one of the most visited waterfalls in the country.

Nauyaca Waterfalls

If you want to experience two different parts of a single waterfall, the Nauyaca waterfall is the perfect answer to your prayers. Yes, the drop height of the fall isn’t too towering but the structure makes it one of the most visited places. Rather than having a single drop, the waterfall is divided into higher and lower cascades- both of which are accessible via the trails through the rainforests.


Even though some people considered the waterfall tours to be boring, people who love nature and adventure will understand the real beauty of the falls. This is why including these waterfall sites in your tour itinerary is must.