Visit one of Costa Ricas most amazing waterfalls and youll never want to go back home. No matter where you go in Costa Rica, theres a beautiful waterfall nearby. But its worth seeking out the very best.
Some waterfalls are great for swimming, others are famous for jumping. Others are simply drop-dead gorgeous. All have the power to transform you. The combination of thundering water, cool spray and lush vegetation washes away the outside world, placing you squarely in the moment and inducing a deep state of pura vida.
Amazingly, many visitors miss out on Costa Ricas best waterfalls. When people ask me about visiting Costa Rica, they often ask about the countrys best beaches, best ecolodges or most thrilling ziplines.
For some reason they rarely ask about waterfalls.
But after years of exploring Costa Rica, researching my guidebook, Costa Rica: The Complete Guide, I consider its stunning collection of waterfalls to be one of the countrys highlights.