Costa Rica WaterFalls & the Paradise of Manuel Antonio

Embark on a journey to witness the awe-inspiring natural wonder that is the waterfalls of Costa Rica. As one of the most photographed formations in this breathtaking country, they will leave you mesmerized and wanting for more. Imagine the rush of water cascading down from the rainforest canopy into a refreshing pool below.

Take a hike through the lush rainforest and feel the tropical heat on your skin, leading you to the ultimate reward of a cool dip beneath the powerful forces of nature. These waterfalls are timeless favorites among locals and tourists alike and are sure to leave a lasting impression on your soul. Discover for yourself why these waterfalls are a must-see for any traveler.


Costa Rica is ranked among the planet’s top travel destinations year after year thanks to its incredible natural beauty, vibrant culture, and exciting opportunities for adventure. And, Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the country’s crown jewels.

Here, visitors can discover stunning biodiversity with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, lush tropical rainforests loaded with wildlife, and the most breathtaking attractions in Costa Rica – waterfalls. 

If that sounds good, keep reading. The best is yet to come!

Thanks to decades of perfectly planned development, Manuel Antonio remains a natural paradise while offering unbelievable luxury accommodations, including the number one villa rental in Costa Rica, Vista Hermosa Estate. Guests are perfectly positioned to explore the country’s top attractions, including Nauyaca falls, and one of the most pristine natural areas in Costa Rica – Los Campesinos.

Read on to learn more about the region, pick your top waterfall tours, and start planning your trip today!

Adventure at Your Doorstep, Nauyaca Falls 

If you’re hoping to add an adrenaline rush to your luxury experience in Costa Rica, look no further!

Immerse yourself in the wild beauty of Costa Rica and discover the hidden gem that is Nauyaca falls. As you hike through the lush rainforest, the sound of rushing water grows louder and more alluring with each step. As the trail opens up, you are greeted with the breathtaking sight of twin waterfalls cascading down a steep cliff into a pristine pool below.

Found just an hour from Manuel Antonio, these twin falls are among the area’s largest. Visit the cascades on horseback for a relaxed journey through the jungle fit for the whole family. Or, opt for a more challenging hike later in the day, for a chance to have the falls all to yourself.

If you have more than just sightseeing in mind, try your hand at cliff jumping. Hire a guide who will gladly lead you up the face of the falls and help you find the perfect place to take the plunge!

For less intrepid visitors or those who prefer to spend the majority of their time enjoying the water rather than hiking, there is also a VIP option. This tour includes just 20 minutes of walking, with plenty of options for wildlife viewing along the way. Lucky groups might spot wild toucans, sloths, butterflies, and white-tailed deer.

Take in the natural beauty of the falls and let the tranquility of the surroundings wash over you, making it an unforgettable experience. Nauyaca falls is a must-visit destination for any nature lover and a true highlight of any Costa Rican adventure.

Authentic and Unspoiled Costa Rica, Los Campesinos

Los Campesinos waterfall is a hidden gem located in the heart of Costa Rica, offering visitors a serene and peaceful experience. This waterfall is tucked away in the lush rainforest, surrounded by an abundance of tropical plants and wildlife, making it an ideal spot for nature lovers.

A visit to Los Campesinos is the highlight of any Costa Rica vacation, combining outdoor adventure, cultural connection, and breathtaking bird’s eye views from a hanging bridge suspended high above surging waterfalls.

Located in Quepos, a charming coastal town that acts as the gateway to Manuel Antonio, Los Campesinos is a cooperatively owned eco reserve dedicated to preserving Costa Rica’s natural beauty. During a trip here, visitors can swim beneath stunning waterfalls, encounter rare wildlife including monkeys and supersized blue morpho butterflies, and interact with local farming families.

The hike to the waterfall is relatively short and easy, which makes it perfect for families and visitors of all ages. The trail is well-maintained and offers beautiful views of the surrounding rainforest. Once you arrive at the waterfall, you can take a dip in the cool, refreshing water or simply relax and soak in the peaceful surroundings.

These moderate hiking adventures are conducted on well-maintained trails, suitable for visitors of all kinds. And, after your day of outdoor adventure is done, you’ll be treated to a traditional homemade Tico lunch and garden tour, topped off with fresh-squeezed sugar cane juice.

Los Campesinos waterfall is a unique and magical destination that is definitely worth a visit. The natural beauty of the waterfall and the surrounding rainforest are sure to leave a lasting impression on visitors, making it a memorable and unforgettable experience.

The Best of Costa Rica Waterfalls

Not sure which of these incredible waterfalls sounds best? Not to worry!

Let the experts at Vista Hermosa handle all the details of your Costa Rica vacation planning with a perfectly curated all-day waterfall tour. 

You’ll head off the beaten path to discover waterfall slides, caves, and pristine beaches. This adventure includes stops at three different cascades, complete with opportunities for climbing and cliff jumping. You’ll also head deep below the earth’s surface to explore caves, and spend some time relaxing on a remote beach lined with palm trees.

During this excursion, your tour guides will uncover secret spots that few foreigners ever get the chance to see. So, you’ll want to come prepared for an active day outdoors. Be sure to pack your sense of adventure!

Explore More With Luna Vida

In addition to our all day waterfall tour, Vista Hermosa proudly presents Luna Vida experiences. These bespoke excursions include intermediate and challenging day-long trips to Mirror Waterfall and Naranjo River or Los Campesinos. 

Unlike our other guided tours, these adventures take you deep into the heart of the jungle, for rugged exploration in Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest. Here, you’re even more likely to spot exotic wildlife like sloths and monkeys, far from the tourist crowds. And, you’ll have the chance to enjoy authentic interactions with local families, diving deeper into their culture and way of life.

While Luna Vida tours are challenging and designed for the intrepid, visitors will find them perfectly balanced with Vista Hermosa’s incredible amenities. Meals prepared by your private gourmet chef taste better after a long day of trekking – we promise!

Worry-free Adventure

One of the best parts of staying at Vista Hermosa and exploring the natural wonders of Manuel Antonio is a chance to sit back, relax, and let our expert team take care of everything.

Adding a tour to your trip is easy, thanks to our private concierge service. Your personal vacation coordinator will help manage your schedule, honor your special requests, and coordinate any small events that take place during your stay. They’ll also help you choose which activities suit your group best, with options including luxurious spas services, yoga and pilates, and more.

Your concierge will also arrange airport transportation and shuttle busses, handle pre-trip stocking of all your favorite snacks and drinks in the villa, and act as your personal point of contact with this stunning private beach villa.

Take the Trip of a Lifetime

Whether you’re visiting the country for a destination wedding, meditation retreat, or milestone celebration, the natural paradise of Manuel Antonio and Costa Rica waterfalls should top your travel itinerary. And, staying at Vista Hermosa Estate puts you right in the heart of the action!

Tour the towering twin Nauyaca falls for an action-packed day of jungle trekking, horseback riding, and cliff jumping. Head to one of the most famous destinations in Costa Rica, Los Campesinos, to admire exotic plants and animals from hanging bridges high above the canopy. Or, combine multiple destinations and activities with an all-day waterfall tour, including natural water slides, caves, and unspoiled beaches.

Are you ready to start planning your adventure? If so, you’re already in the right place.

Vista Hermosa offers the essence of modern tropical living, with 5-star amenities and unsurpassed services from a luxury jungle villa. No cooking, no cleaning, no planning, no stress, just a whole lot of relaxing.

Book your stay with just 25% down and world-class accommodations for up to 24 guests! 


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