Do you like waterfalls? Well, they seem to be pretty plentiful here in Costa Rica. Los Chorros is a little gem right outside of Grecia. Easy to get to for a low-keyed and fun-filled day of natural beauty.
Los Chorros is about a 15 minute drive from Central Grecia, and just 30 minutes from the International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela. It’s between the two small towns of Grecia and Tacares (see map at end of post).
After you park, it’s a small hike of about 15-20 minutes to the first waterfall.
By the first waterfall is a huge area with picnic tables for eating lunch.
The first waterfall is beautiful, even in dry season (which is when we visited).
There’s a nice fenced viewing area, perfect for taking pictures (even if someone does give you rabbit ears, eh hem Yeison…):
After you view the first waterfall and eat a nice picnic lunch, put your water shoes on and grab this rope, and be prepared to get a little wet. I look so adventurous, don’t I?
Just a note, Greg and I both had on our new trail shoes we recently purchased. We took off our socks, and tried out our shoes in the water, as they are supposed to be very quick-drying. They worked great and dried later that afternoon in the sun.
After getting in the water, you can get up close and personal to the first waterfall, which you are welcome to go swimming under:
Then, go around the corner of this first water fall, and follow the stream to the second waterfall. NOTE: this may not be possible in rainy season, as the water may be too high and dangerous. But if you can, I promise you it’s worth it. The misty cool breeze of this 2nd waterfall is glorious:
This second waterfall also has a deep swimming pool in front of it (just behind where Greg and I are standing in this picture).
Cost: ₡3,000 ($6) foreigners, ₡2,000 residents/locals
Parking: ₡1,000 ($2)
Hours: Tues – Sun, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
What to bring: Water shoes, lunch, water, camera, towel, swimsuit, sunscreen
Bathrooms: At parking lot only
That’s all for now, folks! — Jen
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