Distance: 2k each way
Duration: 3hrs total including the time swming in turquoise blue waters
This waterfall is located close to Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in the town of Curubandé. A beautiful waterfall with turquoise blue waters along the hike. We’ll start our hike through a canyon and inside the tropical forest. Most of the trail is next to the Blanco River, walking through caves and sometimes even swimming to go around big rocks that surround this place.
It includes: Local guide , Life jacket and admission fee for the waterfall.
Our meeting point is in the town of Curubandé, 15km away from Liberia downtown.
Located near to the peaceful town of Curubandé in the province of Guanacaste, which sits in the at the footsteps of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. In this tour we will walk along the Rio Blanco that feeds into the La Leona waterfall. The high concentration of minerals in the volcanic water gives the water a striking turquoise colour that is unique to Guanacaste.
We will journey through canyons and caves, entering the water multiple times as it is the only possible route. Your hard work will be rewarded when you arrive at the spectacular La Leona waterfall, hidden deep in the dense jungle. This is one of Costa Rica’s best kept secrets.
Distance: 3 Kilometers
Duration: ~3 hours
You should have a moderate level of fitness and health for this tour as the hiking is more like canyoning at times, but this makes for a great adventure.
A waterproof bag to protect valuables during the tour
Changing room and toilet facilities
Durable footwear (no sandals or flip flops)
Water shoes with heavy sole if you have them
Shoes with good grip
Dry clothes to change into after the tour
Dry shoes to wear after the tour
Towels to dry with after the tour
We’ll provide Guides during the tour all the time for your safety.
At Santa Rosa National Park enjoy the flora and fauna of one of Central America’s most important dry forest regions while relaxing on a virtually untouched Pacific beach as the sun sets over the famous surfer’s haven, Witch’s Rock.
Santa Rosa offers something for everyone with a variety of ecosystems within its borders including forests, mangrove swamps, savannahs and beaches with a correspondingly wide-ranging variety of flora and fauna. Vegetation comes in all sizes from massive Guanacaste trees to mid-sized Oaks down to humble grasses. Since many of the trees in the park lose their leaves in the dry season to conserve moisture, from January to May the landscape is as surreal as it is varied!
Not surprisingly, Santa Rosa is host to hundreds of types of animals with no less than 115 species of mammals in attendance, of which more than 50 are bats! There are also some 250 species of birds, 100 species of amphibians and reptiles and more than 10,000 species of insects of which no less than a third are butterflies and moths!
Tenorio Volcano National Park with its lush, humid forests and a wealth of palms, heliconias, ferns, bromeliads and orchids, has a decidedly greener hue than Guanacaste’s drier regions. The park is also known for its mammals, most notably the Baird’s Tapir, a prehistoric-looking creature that resembles a cross between and horse and a rhinoceros! In addition to these gentle giants, Tenorio Volcano park hosts other endangered, though not so gentle species such as jaguars, pumas, ocelots and margays, as well as peccaries and howler and white-faced monkeys, among others. There is also an abundance of bird species, especially the reclusive Bellbird whose mysterious, ringing call characterizes the forest ambiance.
In addition to the outstanding jungle scenery and wildlife, the park is known for its startling turquoise-colored Celeste river, waterfalls and hot springs, considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Costa Rica! Legend has it that the gods of creation rinsed their paintbrushes in the river while painting the sky, though the less-romantic version attributes the color to the mixing of volcanic minerals.
Palo Verde National Park is an aquatic wonderland! There are some 280 species of migratory and resident birds in the park, giving Palo Verde the largest concentration of aquatic birds in Central America. Many endangered and threatened species can be seen including the Jabiru stork, the continent’s tallest water bird as well as the pheasant-like Great Curassow, manakins, falcons, ducks and herons.
The park is also home to deer, peccaries, ocelots, coyotes, pumas, tayras, agoutis, pacas, monkeys, boa constrictors, rattlesnakes, coral snakes, crocodiles and huge populations of toads and frogs, including several species of tree frogs.
Palo Verde also sustains an array of exquisite hardwoods such as Ironwood, Cocobolo and Ron Ron as well as extensive mangroves and hundreds of other plant species.