Quepos

Full Day Waterfall Adventure

Quepos, Costa Rica
Full Day Waterfall Adventure
  • 7 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Costa Rica is an outdoor lover’s paradise, filled with hiking trails and gorgeous scenery. Spend your day swimming and soaking up the sun on this family-friendly, full-day nature tour. Stop at several waterfalls, each with its own swimming hole, and slide down the natural rock slides for maximum fun. Then head to a secluded beach and enjoy time swimming in the Pacific Ocean or simply relaxing on the sand.
  • Experience Costa Rican nature on a full-day tour
  • Head off the beaten path and avoid crowded locations
  • Spend your day swimming and soaking up the sun
  • A small group means more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • All equipment necessary for this tour is provided including: dry bags, safety gear, med kit, safety rope
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water

    Meeting and Pickup

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

    Meeting point

    • CRHR+X33 Iglesia Católica de Quepos, Ruta Nacional Treciaria 618, Provincia de Puntarenas, Quepos, Costa Rica

      If you are coming from outside of the Quepos or Manuel Antonio area, you are welcome to meet us at the Paddle 9 offices which can be located via Waze or Google Maps. If this is not an option we will gladly provide you with instructions on how to arrive at Paddle 9!

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    08:30 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    We offer transportation services TO and FROM your place of stay in the Manuel Antonio and Quepos areas. Outside of these areas please inquire for transportation option availability.

    What To Expect

    Your day of swimming and exploring begins with optional pickup in the Quepos and Manuel Antonio areas. Provided transport by climate-controlled vehicle ensures a comfortable day in any weather.

    Enjoy a route designed by local experts: You’ll visit three gorgeous, lesser-known waterfalls, with fewer tourists, that you’re unlikely to discover on your own. A relaxed pace and a smaller tour group ensures time to lounge in the waterfalls’ swimming holes, try a waterfall jump, and play on a natural slide.

    Stay energized with provided lunch, snacks, and bottled water, then make an additional stop at an uncrowded beach lined with caves and palm trees. The day concludes with return transfer to your pickup location.

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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.
    • 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
    Trish_W
    Our tour was during the first week of March 2024. Our group of 10 couples joined two other smaller families and we got a long great! The Paddle 9 Outfit guys were highly professional and friendly. Safety was of the utmost importance. A company provided photographer was on board! This was nice so we didn't have to have our cell phones or nicer cameras. The charge was $25 and he would take all the pictures you wanted him too. He took candid photos but would take any posed as well. We had the best time jumping off small falls into the refreshing water. Let me say, I DO NOT LIKE COLD WATER!!! It was chilly and exhilarating but once in, I got use to it and enjoyed it. You have to be brave to jump but overcome your fears and DO IT! Made me feel really alive! Without a doubt, this waterfall tour was the favorite of our crowd of all the tours we did together. The best part.....we were lucky enough to get a cliff diving show by the staff!!! One of the kids (20 something) is a cliff diving professional and he and his colleagues have been able to work together and learn more tricks! A big WOW for us. As we drove from waterfall to waterfall in our private, comfortable bus, we learned lots of history of Costa Rica. Thankfully, after a long, busy, adventurous day, on the way back it was quiet. Perfect nap time. I would definitely do this tour again!!!

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    100% Do this Paddle Nine Waterfall Tour
    Trish_W, Apr 2024
    Our tour was during the first week of March 2024. Our group of 10 couples joined two other smaller families and we got a long great! The Paddle 9 Outfit guys were highly professional and friendly. Safety was of the utmost importance. A company provided photographer was on board! This was nice so we didn't have to have our cell phones or nicer cameras. The charge was $25 and he would take all the pictures you wanted him too. He took candid photos but would take any posed as well. We had the best time jumping off small falls into the refreshing water. Let me say, I DO NOT LIKE COLD WATER!!! It was chilly and exhilarating but once in, I got use to it and enjoyed it. You have to be brave to jump but overcome your fears and DO IT! Made me feel really alive! Without a doubt, this waterfall tour was the favorite of our crowd of all the tours we did together. The best part.....we were lucky enough to get a cliff diving show by the staff!!! One of the kids (20 something) is a cliff diving professional and he and his colleagues have been able to work together and learn more tricks! A big WOW for us. As we drove from waterfall to waterfall in our private, comfortable bus, we learned lots of history of Costa Rica. Thankfully, after a long, busy, adventurous day, on the way back it was quiet. Perfect nap time. I would definitely do this tour again!!!
    Great Destinations…
    Rod_H, Mar 2024
    Had a great time with the guides and learning about Costa Rica and its ecosystem. Waterfall and beach times were great. Wish time in bus was less. Guides were very good with insuring the safety of everyone on the trip… much more than what we observed from other groups.
    Waterfall fun
    Gene_M, Mar 2024
    Incredible guides from Paddle 9 and the sheer beauty. Our experience was excellent from beginning to end
    History, Adventure, and Nature all in One!
    Gina_S, Feb 2024
    We had an amazing time on the waterfall tour. Our family of six has a range of adventure from timid to no fear and it delivered for everyone. Reagan, DK, Rasta, and Matt were great tour guides. Thanks to Reagan, we now have a child who would also like to be a professional cliff diver. Ha! The Costa Rican history lesson was amazing, the tour stops were beautiful, and lunch was tasty. As a family that homeschools, this was an all-around great lesson. Definitely nothing they could ever learn from a book. A few tips: - If you are prone to motion sickness, take your meds before you leave - Wear good water shoes-Amazon has plenty of choices for a reasonable price - Bring a towel - Just jump-I am not typically adventurous, but jumped off both places we could!
    Will be going again
    Michael_W, Feb 2024
    Fantastic experience from the beginning to the end. The different waterfalls and swimming spots to amazing lunch. The information given about the country on the drive was fantastic as well!
    Must Do for active families!
    Breean_G, Nov 2023
    This was an awesome way to spend a day! From the cliff jumps, to the natural slide, to lunch, and to the beach time, it was well worth the cost. There’s a photographer that comes along too, offering photos of your family for purchase at the end. We were entertained by the super friendly and knowledgeable guides, and felt safe during all the activities. Definitely the highlight of our times in Quepos!
    Great Tour
    Kimerly_R, Jul 2023
    Ken, DK, and the group were knowledgeable, engaging and very safety minded. We had a great time that not even a Costa Rican downpour could damper.
    Great organization and people!!
    Stefanie_G, Jul 2023
    We had a great time exploring several waterfalls and watering holes. The team was very safety conscious and helpful to our group of 9 (ranging from 12-81!). But what made this day AMAZING, were our guides Ken, Elliot and Rasta. They were funny, kind, and so informative. We loved this excursion and highly recommend!!
    Best Team Bonding Ever!!!
    Meon_G, Jul 2022
    It's a bit overwhelming to write about this adventure because it was all so good! We were a group of software developers and designers who have been working remote (and hadn't really met each other) since 2020. So this was our first experience as a team with a challenge that wasn't software-related... Gummi, our driver, was lovely. The roads were wild and I can't believe he navigated the terrain like he did. I think he even helped us climb back up to the bus after our first waterfall, which was just really sweet. The guides (Alejandro, Matt, Ismael) were all fantastic! They were attentive and gave us a great explanation of how they check the waterfalls for safety. We all felt like we were in safe hands even when we felt anxious or scared. It also spoke volumes that they wanted to make sure other people were safely jumping in the area. It was cool and comforting to see the guides do their own dives and jumps at the end of each waterfall, too. Some of us were afraid of heights and some of us didn't know we were terrified until we were getting ready to jump, so it was helpful to see them handle the waterfalls. During the bus rides in between waterfalls, they used the time well and were able to give us a richer history of Costa Rica. We hadn't quite received that on any other tour we booked. And we had the best lunch we had had during the entire trip at the tilapia farm. Thank you! The only hiccup we had was Mother Nature. It rained A LOT the night before we were originally scheduled to do this excursion. We had to reschedule our tour to the following day, but it worked out. We ended up doing the waterfall adventure on our last day in Costa Rica... It proved to be just what we needed to go home with full hearts and beautiful memories. If we're ever in Quepos again, we're coming back! And if you want a life-changing experience in all of the best ways, this is the adventure for you!
    Great tour
    Hannah_S, Mar 2022
    Our tour guides were all amazing—fun, energetic and knowledgeable. Though you can go to these places on your own, I never would have looked at this spots (especially the waterfall slide and the 35 ft jump) and thought they would be a good spot for a slide or jumping. They demonstrated how to do things safely and have fun. Definitely recommend. Also the food at the tilapia farm was delicious.
    Solo Traveler - Great Tour
    Marlene_U, Nov 2021
    The night before my tour it rained pretty heavily but the morning of the tour the sky cleared and the clouds parted and it was a beautiful day. The other people on my tour canceled and luckily for me the tour company decided to take me out on my own. Many times they have a minimum and won’t take out just one solo traveler so that was already great. The guides, Ismael and Tommy, were amazing. They were very knowledgeable and made the tour safe and fun. They also did a great job taking photos and keeping me engaged. I recommend this tour company and this specific tour.
    Best day in Costa Rica!
    Brandi_B, Aug 2021
    Our all-day waterfall adventure with Andres, Ismael, Wesley (aka paparazzi), Reuben, and Gumi ( our driver) was a day we will never forget! We have had many wonderful tour guides and adventures here in Costa Rica, but these guys are the BEST! Our family's age range is 53-15 and it was a perfect day for all of us. Some of the waterfalls require a bit more courage, but it was very thrilling to try something so adventurous! There were 2 other families in our tour group, with the youngest person being 6 years old. Even she jumped off the 8ft waterfall. The bus ride is entertaining and educational, with the guides telling funny stories, jokes, and teaching about Costa Rica. Safety is a priority which made us all feel much more at ease and comfortable trying the jumps. The pace of the day was well planned out with snacks and lunch at just the right time and ending the day with a relaxing visit to a beautiful beach. We would give this experience a 10/10 and recommend it to anyone feeling up for an adventure! Great job Paddle 9! We hope to see you again!

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