Waterfall tour ``Nauyaca``

The name of the Nauyaca Waterfalls comes from a very popular snake in Costa Rica. Many years ago when the reserve wasn’t a tourist attraction, the local people found this amazing waterfall and decided to create a small pathway towards the falls. Along the trail they used to find this popular snake, whose real English name is Fer De Lance Pit-Viper. This snake was known as “Nauyaca Snake”. Since this was a popular snake species, as well as a species to be careful with, people started to call the waterfalls as the Nauyaca Waterfalls. Nowadays the snake is well known as Terciopelo in Spanish. The waterfall will retain its iconic name as The Nauyaca Waterfalls.

About the tour

Our Nauyaca Waterfall Tour starts with pickup at your hotel in Manuel Antonio. We’ll bring a packed breakfast, and along the way the guide will explain to you about the local history of the Nauyaca Waterfalls.

The Nauyaca Waterfall is definitely the most spectacular waterfall in Costa Rica and a must do while you vacation in our beautiful country. The hike is approximately 30 minutos in and out. D (easy for all ages). During the walk you may see different species of birds and other animals.

As we get to the Nauyaca falls, you’ll love to have a refreshing dip and walk up to observe the impressive falls on the top.

People love taking photos of this memorable place, the scenery of Nauyaca happens to be among the best spots for waterfall’s photography in the whole world.

On the way back, you’ll enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch after the tour.

Definitely the Nauyaca Waterfalls Tour is one of the best experiences in Costa Rica!

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Rates $130 per person

Deposit $30 per person


7:00 am full day
7 to 8 hours tour


Hand sanitizing gel

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