All-Inclusive Full-Day Nauyaca Waterfall and Beach Town Tour

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All Inclusive Full Day Waterfall and Beach Town Tour
  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Snacks
    • Lunch
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • WiFi on board
    • Swimmers Goggles
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Gratuities

    Meeting and Pickup

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    08:00 AM

    Pickup details

    We pickup in the Manuel Antonio area, unless arranged otherwise. Exact pick-up location can be defined after booking by calling or whatsapping.

    What To Expect

    Playa Linda

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Nauyaca Waterfalls

    4 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    I would recommend this side trip to anyone. The itinerary was well planned and provided many points of interest. Eddie was a great guide and made the day a pleasure for us all. The waterfalls were beautiful and exceeded our expectations. Eddie took numerous photos of our group and we are waiting to receive them so I have not posted any yet. We enjoyed learning the history of the area as well.


    63 reviews
    Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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    Amazing but exhausting
    Tiffany_C, Apr 2024
    Erlin was absolutely an incredible guide. He went above and beyond to show us monkeys, a sloth, multiple birds and of course the waterfalls. However, the hike was very exhausting and much more than we had anticipated. We had to climb enormous rocks and slippery boulders to access the waterfall which made me extremely nervous. It’s a lot of climbing and also uphill. But our guide took great care of us and helped me cross the rocks. In addition, He opened fresh coconuts at the beach and took us to fruit stands. He fed us fresh fruit all day long which gave us energy. It was fun to see the secluded beach and the surf town too. Excellent tour! But not for anyone out of shape.
    Beautiful but could improve
    Sharon_K, Apr 2024
    After reading many reviews I chose to book this tour, however there are several things to be aware of that impacted our experience. After preparing for an 8am departure we had breakfast and got ready and were messaged they were running about 30 minutes late which was not an issue then we were messaged it would be 45 minutes. We thought no problem this is to be expected however that was where the communication stopped. We were not picked up until close to 9:30 only to learn we had one more pickup to make. Communication errors resulted in us driving the wrong direction and waiting an additional 15 minutes at the wrong location before arriving back just past our original pickup location to get the last person. By the time we departed for the tour it was close to 9:45. I originally thought maybe this is the norm, but every other tour we booked on our trip was very prompt so this was a bit disappointing also considering it was one of the pricier experiences we booked to have it begin more than an hour and a half late. Unfortunately this also resulted in a very late lunch and many of us on the tour were extremely hungry and thirsty, as the advertised included bottled water fruit and lunch are the very last thing on the tour which meat for us around 4pm. If we had known this, we would have packed more snacks and waters. The reason I still give the tour 4 stars is because being in a smaller group was a plus and the guides did the best they could despite the delays but at times it was a bit of confusion on where the next stop was or where we were going. The locations were beautiful and if you can take it in stride it is a fun tour. With some additional logistical planning this would be a 5 star tour.
    Pura Vida!
    Alexis_T, Apr 2024
    Amazing, very full day. Well worth the money spent to be able to experience a multitude of places. Tour guide and driver were amazing! Luis was extremely welcoming and fun to travel around with. We had a small group of 4 people in our tour, nice and intimate so we were able to take our time enjoying swimming and jumping from the waterfalls.
    Full day of exploring
    Erica_M, Mar 2024
    The guides were great and knowledgeable. Let us set the pace for most of the activities. I appreciated the smaller things like providing candy, fruits and water. They even cut coconuts for us. I really liked stopping at the market and shopping(bring cash). The waterfall was gorgeous and enjoyed my time swimming in it and finishing the tour with a traditional meal. Would definitely recommend
    The best tour in Costa Rica to date!
    Charles_D, Mar 2024
    Our tour guide Erlyn was fantastic. He went out of his way to ensure my family was involved throughout the tour. By far this tour is #1 as its a full day of many different activities from stream swimming to a private beach where we had fresh coconuts and of course the amazing falls. Many on this tour said it was the best one to date and I fully agree. We were so impressed by Erlyn that we hired BrightAdventures for a private tour at the Rainmaker Jungle the following day which was amazing!
    Waterfalls and great fruits
    Anne_H, Mar 2024
    Had a great day chasing waterfalls and jumping off rocks ! We ate fresh fruits all day, from coconuts on the beach to watermelon, pineapple and mangoes next to the Nayauca waterfall. Our guide was entertaining, and very helpful :)
    FYI, the hike was too...
    Bobbi_S, Mar 2024
    FYI, the hike was too difficult for my mom. We were told it was an easy hike. Very misleading. For the younger people in our group, it was difficult but worth it!!!
    Perfect way to experience Costa Rica
    Jolynn_K, Feb 2024
    If you are looking for a full day experiencing all the beauty and adventure Costa Rica has to offer, book this trip! The guide and owner, Eddie is knowledgeable, friendly and fun! It's a laid back tour; no rushing around. Some of the most incredible views and experiences all in one day. A fresh coconut picked right off the tree on a secluded beaches where you can play in the warm waves. A two tiered waterfall that you can stand under and swim in its pool. Fresh fruit of every variety, authentic Costa Rican lunch and plenty of drinks and snacks in between. Anything you want or need, Eddie will treat you right. Don't overpack. You juat need your swimsuit, some Tevas and a waterproof pouch for ypur phone if you want to take pictures. Everything else is included! Do yourself a favor and book this trip and quit worrying. Pura vida!
    Excellent tour guide
    amy_p, Feb 2024
    Amazing tour with Felix and Eddie. Pick up was punctual. We had this tour all to ourselves and explored many off the beaten path places and the gorgeous Nauyaca Waterfall. We would definitely recommend if in the Quepos or Manuel Antonio area. It was the highlight of our trip.
    Amazing day, stunning falls, excellent guide
    Gideon_P, Feb 2024
    My girlfriend and I went on this tour with Edwin (Eddie) from Bright Adventures. Eddie was an amazing guide. The group was small - just us and one other couple. Eddie picked us up at our hotel, and then we drove to a secluded river in the forest with a couple of small waterfalls and nice areas for swimming. Next, we stopped at Playa Linda, which is a beautiful, expansive beach with very few people. Eddie had a drone that took pictures of us as we swam in the ocean. Then, we stopped for a walk in Dominical, a coastal town with several souvenir vendors. Finally, we went to Nauyaca Falls, which were unbelievable. Getting there involves a gravel road, going on the back of a pickup truck and then a 15 minute hike through the rainforest - but it was well worth it! The lower falls look like they are a movie set, and there is a large area to swim underneath. We then took a short walk to the upper falls - also stunning - where Eddie had delicious fruit prepared for us. After our snack, we retraced our steps on the hike then took the pickup truck to have a nice lunch before heading back to our hotel. On our way home, our tour operator for the next day canceled our reservation, and Eddie helped us rebook another tour. Eddie is a knowledgeable guide who goes above and beyond to serve his customers. We could not have chosen a better activity for the day. Thank you Eddie!!
    Great day trip to the falls and more.
    Randy_H, Jan 2024
    The waterfall is absolutely stunning. A must see if you’re in the area. I would recommend good hiking sandals or athletic shoes and then water shoes for the slippery surfaces around the falls. It’s a good hike down to the falls and then back up. Playa Linda is an incredible long stretch of pristine sandy beach with nobody around. No development at all. Dominican is an interesting little town,. Our guide, Eddy from Bright Adventures was a super nice guy, very knowledgeable about flora and fauna. Well worth the cost to have a guide in my opinion. Nice typical Costa Rican lunch included, as well as water and drinks.
    Myrna_W, Jan 2024
    Eddie definitely knows how to show his guests the best time in Costa Rica! He planned the day, so that just about every where we went, it was our own little paradise. The three extra stops on the way to Nauyaca Falls were fabulous on their own. His absolute patience with my youngest daughter who was determined to jump into the little waterfall was amazing. He showed my husband how to cut fresh coconut to get the water out (something my husband has always wanted to do) and then get to the young meat inside while we were on the beach. Once we got to the amazing Nauyaca Falls in the afternoon, we were there alone! We had the entire place to ourselves and enjoyed the refreshing pool, swam closer to the falls to swim in the smaller areas created by those rocks. Once we got to the lower part of the falls more swimming and incredible views. Eddie made this tour all about us having a phenomenal time in his beloved Costa Rica!! We went on a lot of tour while we were in CR and this was the best tour of them all!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you so much the review and it was my pleasure to have made the day memorable for your family, I am glad to know that your husband acquired a new skill while in Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
    The best tour guide and fruit ninja in Costa Rica!
    Dana_C, Jan 2024
    We loved everything about the day we spent with Eddie. Upon pickup at our hotel, his easy going nature put us instantly at ease and we knew we had a fun day ahead! Eddie is a wealth of knowledge about his beautiful country and has created a tour that combines adventure, education, fun and relaxation. It was our favorite day during our 10 day trip. Waterfall jumping, hiking, standing under Nauyaca Falls, fresh fruit from a fruit stand, that same fruit cut and served to us as we swam and marveled at the falls, a deserted beach visit where we relaxed and drank local beers picked up at a mini-mart on the way, meeting lots of people because everyone knows Eddie, the laughter and fun, a shopping and coffee stop in Dominical, and so much more! If you’re reading this review, I know you have likely read a lot of other reviews just like I did when I was planning our trip. Book this tour! Eddie will go above and beyond to make sure you have an amazing time. At the end of the day, when we were dropped off we truly feel that we not only made amazing new memories, but that we made a new friend! Thanks Eddie for an amazing day. You are so gifted at what you do and we wish you all the best. Can’t wait to come see you again. Pura Vida!
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with others and I am glad to know that you all had a wonderful time on the tour! Gracia!
    This was the best tour...
    H_V, Jan 2024
    This was the best tour that we took while spending a week in Manuel Antonio. We visited multiple places beyond the Nauyaca Falls Eddie, the tour operator was with us on this trip. We were around 10-12 people in total. We were picked up on time, then drove to Playa Linda, then Nauyaca Falls, and finally Dominical. All of the places were great with the Falls simply outstanding. Eddie was energetic, a great story teller and a wealth of information. Having grown up in the US, I guess it was very easy for him to relate to the people on the tour. Besides the meal at the falls, Eddie got us tropical fruits on the way and constantly asking us if we wanted this thing or the other. If you do just one tour in Manuel Antonio, I would recommend this particular tour wholeheartedly. This was the highlight of my 1 week in Manuel Antonio.
    We had the best time with...
    Holly_B, Dec 2023
    We had the best time with Eddie and his team! They really made this tour memorable, took their time explaining all about each of the sites we visited, and were funny and charming the entire day. 10/10 experience.
    Response from Host, Jan 2024
    Thank you so much for leaving us a review and for the making us part of your adventure. Pura vida!
    Best Nauyaca Tour possible.
    asparisi, Dec 2023
    If you are thinking of visiting Nauyaca Waterfall, don’t look anywhere else. This is absolutely the best tour you can take. Not only was Nauyaca wonderful, but the stops at the secluded beach and the small beach town made the trip extra memorable. Eddie and his crew were absolutely amazing tour guides. Wish I could give 6 stars.
    An absolutely beautiful experience
    Amber_S, Nov 2023
    I wish I could give way more than 5 stars. I couldn’t possibly recommend this tour more. Every stop was so much fun, and it truly felt like we were out with friends throughout the day. There was no want that went unnoticed, and Eddie was so personable and treated us like family throughout the day. Among the great people you’ll meet, the stops on the tour are just absolutely perfect for the day. The tour itself was built perfectly, and the stops were so beautiful and well curated. Every single stop kept getting better, and you truly saw so much beauty between the beach and the rainforest trekking to the falls. If you have a full day to spare, I couldn’t possibly recommend this tour more, or just the team if you’re looking for something else to truly feel welcomed & taken care of! Everything went so smoothly, but we never ever felt rushed! We got to experience every stop how we wanted, and the team was just so wonderful. I’m sitting here about to try and book another tour with them before we leave!
    Enjoyable day !
    Yadira_A, Nov 2023
    Everything was exceptional! I love it! The tour guy very friendly & helpful an knowledge I do recommended!
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and I am happy to hear that yall enjoyed the tour. Pura Vida!
    Full Day Tour
    Elise_V, Sep 2023
    We really enjoyed our trip to the Nauyaca Waterfall and Playa Linda. Unfortunately, there was a terrible motor vehicle accident that caused a long delay on our drive to the waterfall, so we did not get to spend as much time in Dominical or see the second waterfall. Our guide, Eddie, was determined to make sure we got a full day experience, though, so we ended up spending a number of hours on the beach at the end of the day. He set up chairs and a hammock and picked coconuts for us, which we appreciated. Personally, I felt a bit uncomfortable with the driving practices in Costa Rica (it was not just our tour guide), so I would have preferred to drive myself, however, Eddie was very nice and tried to make sure we had a fun-filled day. We got back to our AirBnB about 3 hours after the tour was scheduled to be over, so I would recommend, if you sign up for this tour, not scheduling anything else for the rest of the day.
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    Hi, thank you for the review and we appreciate your feedback and hope you enjoyed your time in C.R
    It was such a fun...
    Nicole_T, Aug 2023
    It was such a fun experience — we had such a great time -we got so many authentic experiences. We really loved jumping off the cliffs
    Response from Host, Nov 2023
    We are happy to know that you loved the tour! I love what I do and strive to make sure everyone has the best time of their lives. PURA VIDA!

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