10 Hidden Waterfalls With Local Cuisine

Badge of ExcellenceJaco, Costa Rica
10 Hidden Waterfalls With Local Cuisine
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine hiking, waterfall swimming, and local cuisine with this tour in Las Monas Rainforest. You'll spend time learning about local plant life and cooling off in waterfall pools, with the option to jump from the top of some of the falls if you dare. You'll then head out to La Casita del Sabor for a local meal before returning to your hotel.
  • Visit 10 different waterfalls in just one hike
  • Transfers from Jaco in an air-conditioned vehicle are included
  • Optional hotel transfers are available
  • An included lunch of local fare will be served

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

    Meeting and Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Café Bohío
      Av. Pastor Díaz, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica

      We will meet at Bohio Cafe . GPS DIRECTIONS https://www.google.com/maps/dir//ask+antonio/@9.5954427,-84.6341042,14z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8fa1c71567a65df3:0x9a82f6fc3cd1aa86!2m2!1d-84.6284048!2d9.6153325 or we can pick you at your place contact us.

    Pickup point

    • Café Bohío
      Av. Pastor Díaz, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica

    Start time

    Opening hours

    • 5/15/2019 - 6/4/2025

      Monday - Saturday : 10:30 AM - 02:00 PM

      Sunday : 09:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    Podemos recogerte en el area de jaco o alrededores, playa hermosa y herradura,

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    Our guides joah Jefferson and Pablo were amazing! They made sure we were safe the whole time. They showed us beautiful waterfalls, and we got to see a toucan and tree frogs. The snacks were yummy, but lunch .. so delicious!!! Def recommend


    132 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    I was expecting amazing.... It was much better than that
    Daniel_L, May 2024
    This was one of my most unexpected days on my trip. It was incredible and beautiful and memorable! Just a wonderful day. I'd like to share a few things - it's not 2.5 hours. It was more like 4.5 hours. Not complaining! I loved every single minute! Prepare to get wet! We climbed, hiked, swam in rivers, showered in waterfalls! It was amazing! I'd give them 10 stars if I could
    Monique_L, Apr 2024
    Our guides were amazing special thanks to Joel for hanging back when we decided not to head to the top very knowledgeable on surrounding plants and gave us interesting information The lunch was amazing and the staff also highly recommend 😀
    Challenging and rewarding hike!
    yellow4turtle, Apr 2024
    We are a family of 3 active individuals (parents and one teen) there was one other individual on the hike with us and he was an active person, too. This is a challenging hike--all agreed on that. You need decent shoes that you can get wet. Take minimal stuff with you and expect it to get wet. We had a great time hiking with our guide Sebastian. He was encouraging when the ropes that one needs to use to hike up rocks with no hiking path were a challenge. It was a fun trip that we'd recommend to families who are active. Little kids aren't likely to be up to the challenge of the whole hike. We were happy to take a break and have a snack of fruit provided by guide at one of the waterfalls. We were also very happy with the casado lunch and beverage provided afterwards! Do not book this hike if you are looking for a relaxing and low-key hike to waterfalls, this is an active adventure!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you very much for your recommendation. We appreciate your feedback, and we'll work on improving the areas so that all families can enjoy the experience.
    Extreme fun!
    Cashin_W, Mar 2024
    Pablo and Jefferson, our guides, were excellent. The hike is a bit strenuous, but it’s broken up with dips in pools fed by waterfalls so you can cool off. Quite the adventure, and not for the faint of heart, and we loved it! It was my wife, me and our 13-year-old son and our 11-year-old daughter and they had no problem navigating the hike. The food at the local restaurant afterwards was delightful.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that Pablo and Jefferson provided you with an excellent experience. It's great to know that despite the challenging nature of the hike, you and your family enjoyed the adventure, cooling off in the pools along the way. We're delighted that your 13-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter had no trouble navigating the hike, and that you all enjoyed the delicious food at the local restaurant afterward.
    Very well done and enjoyable
    Kayleigh_O, Mar 2024
    Our tour guide, Pablo, was very considerate and understanding during our hike. He also took the time to answer the numerous questions we had about Costa Rica and gave some insight into what it was like when he was younger. He was very knowledgable about the animals that live in the area we were hiking in and overall it was a very enjoyable experience.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're delighted to hear that Pablo provided you with such considerate and knowledgeable guidance during your hike. It's wonderful that he took the time to answer your questions about Costa Rica and share some personal insights. His expertise about the local wildlife added depth to your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to welcome you back for more adventures in the future!
    A great little adventure (and the meal was excellent)
    Claude_H, Feb 2024
    Thanks to Pablo for an extraordinary outing. My wife and I were his only clients. Pablo was kind, generous in conversation, helpful and mindful of our security at all times. The falls and pools were awesome, the 8 km hike in and out a reasonable challenge but there were a few rickety parts. Wear running shoes and socks - they will get wet within the first minute but will be well worth it!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience with Pablo! We're delighted to hear that you had such an extraordinary outing with him. It's great to know that Pablo provided excellent service and ensured your safety throughout the hike
    Must do waterfall hike
    Jennifer_H, Feb 2024
    This was one of the best vacation tours our family has ever done. Request Pablo as your guide if you can. He speaks perfect English, is very knowledgeable and funny as well. His assistant Johan (not sure of spelling?) was great too! Make sure you have good sneakers or water shoes as you will get wet and there are some slippery parts. The lunch that was provided at the end was delicious. And one can’t forget the cutest 4-legged tour guide Lucy that joined in on our hike.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that Pablo and Johan provided such an enjoyable tour for your family. It's great that you found the lunch delicious and were accompanied by the adorable four-legged guide
    An Exceptional Experience & Perfect Day
    LisaLiles, Jan 2024
    Our guide Pablo was so wonderful! He made it such a great day for me and my 2 girlfriends. He was patient with us and made sure we all were able to safely make the ascent up to each of the waterfalls. He gave great instructions on the path & placement of our feet for all of us and waited until the last of us was able to make it up the rope or path and provided assistance when needed to ensure our safety. We have all talked about it nonstop & how it was such an incredible day for each of us. I would highly recommend this adventure to anyone and I highly recommend Pablo as a guide as he was exceptional in guiding us, carrying all of our garb & taking so many pictures for us & keeping our camera phones safe & dry.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! Pablo sounds like an exceptional guide, and we're thrilled to hear that he made your adventure unforgettable.
    Tour Requires a Good Fitness Level
    kmackenzie, Jan 2024
    I caution people when booking this tour. You should be prepared with proper footwear for climbing rocks with a rope, narrow trails with rocks that are somewhat dangerous and have sufficient water for the 3 hour tour. People should have a good level of fitness in order to traverse these conditions. The local cuisine that was included was delicious!!!
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for the valuable advice! We're glad you enjoyed the delicious local cuisine included in the tour. ¡Gracias por el valioso consejo!
    Hike of a lifetime
    Kya_C, Jan 2024
    This was a beautiful hike. This hike is HARD. You cannot do it if elderly or not in supreme health. There is rock climbing using ropes, you must be able to swim bc you have to swim across to get to one of the watwrfalls. It's an excellent workout. The guides were so friendly and fun.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate your honest feedback and understand that this hike may not be suitable for everyone. It's great to hear that despite the challenges, you found the hike beautiful and the guides friendly and fun.
    Tom_F, Dec 2023
    Totally worth it. I’m 1 month from being 59, I don’t workout, am female. Was a bit anxious from other reviews about being strenuous. I did great and the experience was awesome. I suggest you invest in a waterproof camera carrier. Mine was around my neck and available for many pics. I had good hiking sandals (Hoka Hopara) which were awesome. We had fruit at the top! Walked over bridges, used rope to climb up inclines that I would estimate at 45 degrees, jumped from low rocks (but could have gone higher) into the waterfall ponds, swam up to the falls (I’m not a swimmer and the force of the falls was awesome to experience but manageable) Overall 3 miles of walking. Lunch afterwards was awesome as most reviews said. Overall I was proud of myself, had a great time, experienced great nature and the 3 guides we had for a group of 10 were awesome. This is by far one of my best activities during my 9 days in CR.
    Response from Host, Apr 2024
    Thank you for sharing your incredible experience! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a memorable time and that you found the hike manageable despite any initial concerns. Your detailed account of the adventure and helpful tips will surely inspire others to embark on a similar journey.
    Gorgeous and exhilarating! We love you Pablo!
    Audrey_T, Dec 2023
    This was an incredible experience! Our tour guide Pablo was by far the best tour guide we’ve ever had. He went ABOVE and beyond, it ended up only being my partner and I, Pablo was so knowledgeable about the rainforest and Costa Rica in general! Spending those hours with him felt like gaining a new friend! He was so genuine and kind spirited and became our personal photographer throughout, which left us with so many wonderful captured memories! The hike was beautiful and challenging (in the best way possible). The waterfalls were stunning and refreshing! My partner and I are in pretty good shape so opted on doing the more challenging options of the water fall climbing at the end and it was EXHILARATING! Also the Soda we ate lunch at after was delicious, by far the best soda we experienced on our trip. Also if you get a chance, stop at one of the stands and get some pipa fria, you won’t be sorry.
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    Thank you for sharing this incredible experience! We’re pleased to hear that Pablo was an exceptional guide and that the adventure was so rewarding. His dedication to providing outstanding service is evident. We love that you enjoyed the challenging hike, stunning waterfalls, and local delights. We hope these memories stay with you for a long time. Until the next adventure!
    Wonderful experience!
    Julie_M, Nov 2023
    Pablo was a knowledgeable, calm, and helpful guide. The hike was challenging and fun and lunch was delicious!
    Response from Host, Dec 2023
    We appreciate your positive feedback. We’re glad to hear that Pablo was a valuable guide and that you enjoyed the challenging hike and delicious lunch. We look forward to having you again for another memorable experience.
    Spring Break 2023 in Costa Rica
    William_M, Oct 2023
    Hiking is not for the timid. Your feet will get wet, and you will get dirty. The scenery is amazing! Well worth the trip! And the food at the end of the adventure is wonderful! We went back again to enjoy the local good eats!!!
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    We're thrilled that you found the trip well worth it! And it's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the delicious local food at the end of your adventure. Your return to savor the local cuisine is much appreciated. Thank you for your kind words, and we can't wait to have you back for more enjoyable experiences in the future.
    Had a great time!
    Reyna_U, Sep 2023
    I had a great time. The views are awesome with all the greenery and the waterfalls. My tour guy, Pablo was amazing and even took some great pictures for me! Definitely recommended.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    We're thrilled to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the awesome views, greenery, and waterfalls. It's fantastic that Pablo, your tour guide, went the extra mile to capture some great pictures for you. Thank you for the recommendation, and we hope to welcome you back on another adventure in the future.
    A highlight of our trip to Costa Rica.
    Beth_B, Aug 2023
    Every step of the way was fantastic. Our guide, Pablo, was a lovely person, and a true pro! It was a rigorous hike, but worth every bit of effort.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    "We're delighted to hear that you had a fantastic experience every step of the way with our guide, Pablo. We appreciate your kind words
    Challenging fun hike
    Dan_L, Aug 2023
    Challenging with rock scrambling with ropes, need to be in moderately good shape, small kids may have issues.
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    We appreciate your feedback. We value your input on the challenging and rock-scrambling experience. We look forward to seeing you again on future adventures.
    Adventure Hike in the Jungle
    Maribel_C, Aug 2023
    We had an awesome time! I did this hike with my boyfriend and we are pretty active people - we run, hike, walk, and workout regularly. We still found this to be on of the toughest hikes we've ever done in the best way possible. It was challenging and beautiful. There are at least 10 waterfalls and we had the opportunity to stop at two swimming holes. We were the only ones on the trail so it was truly a unique experience. We were joined by two guides and another couple who was also having a great time. The guides were really helpful and while the hike was challenging, they were very accommodating giving us a few breaks in between tough climbs. The lunch was also excellent and a great reward after a long hike! Highly recommend!!! Some tips: Your shoes will definitely get wet. We went in running shoes and they were soaked by the end so hiking sandals might be the best route to go. There are a few moments where you'll cross water that comes up to your chest so if you have a backpack, you'll have to hold it over your head. Just a warning!
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    We're so glad to hear that you had an amazing time on our hike! It's great that you enjoyed the challenging and beautiful experience it provides. The multiple waterfalls and opportunities for swimming make it a unique adventure. We're delighted that our guides and fellow hikers contributed to making the trip even more special. Thank you for the footwear tips and the warning about the deep-water areas; they will be helpful for future hikers. We look forward to seeing you again on a future adventure. Thanks for the recommendation!"
    So much fun
    Roberta_H, Aug 2023
    Our guides joah Jefferson and Pablo were amazing! They made sure we were safe the whole time. They showed us beautiful waterfalls, and we got to see a toucan and tree frogs. The snacks were yummy, but lunch .. so delicious!!! Def recommend
    Response from Host, Oct 2023
    We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing time on our tour with our guides Jefferson and Pablo. Safety is our top priority, and we're delighted that you felt secure throughout the experience. It sounds like you had some incredible wildlife sightings and enjoyed the beautiful waterfalls. We're also pleased to know that you found the snacks tasty and the lunch delicious! Thank you for the recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on another adventure in the future.
    Adventure Awaits!
    Carmen_W, Jul 2023
    We loved our waterfall hike adventure. Pablo and his crew were wonderful guides. It was, however, not what I would consider a moderate hike and not getting wet is not an option. We had to walk through a (shallow) river and through waterfall pools to continue on our trail. Many times we had to climb steep terrain holding on to ropes. We were up for the challenge but felt a little unprepared based on the activity description. Tips for future hikers-good water shoes you can also hike and climb in (think Keens or something like that). Bathing suit is a must because you WILL get wet. This hike would definitely not be safe for those with limited mobility or small children. For reference, our party was one adult and two teenagers. Two other families were part of our group.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you for joining us on our waterfall hike adventure and for sharing your feedback. We are glad to know that you loved the experience and that you discovered that Pablo and his team are wonderful guides. We value his opinion and it helps us improve our services for all our guests. We hope he treasures the memories of this unique hike, and if he decides to join us again for another adventure, we'll be sure to provide a more accurate description of the activity. Thank you for being part of our adventure! 🌊🚶‍♂️🗻🌟😊

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