Nauyaca Half Day Waterfall Tour

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From $143.59

71 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: costa rica, costa rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Our certified guides will not only educate you about the area, fauna and flora, but they will help you safely navigate the waterfall. Our guides will help you climb, show you areas to jump and will make you and your groups safety our #1 priority. We have been doing waterfall tours longer then anyone in the area and take pride in showing some of our favorite spots in this amazing country. We are fully licensed and insured.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Entrance fees for the waterfall



Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • YOUTH: Age: 11 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65
  • SENIOR: Age: 66 - 85

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Specialized infant seats are available

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Nauyaca Waterfalls Nature Park
We will take you on a hike to the majestic Nuayaca Waterfall. The hike is about a 40 minute trek through the jungle. Once at that waterfall we will take you in the swimming hole of the bottom waterfall (80ft), show you places to jump (not mandatory) and explore areas around the top waterfall (160ft). This is truly a one of a kind gem, and should be a stop on everyone's list while in Manuel Antonio

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Don’t Miss Doing This
ARCGirl61, 06-08-2022
The Nauyaca Waterfall tour with Paddle 9 is not to be missed! The crew there is fantastic - making the day fun, educational, adventurous and safe all at the same time. The tour includes stops at several waterfalls, increasing in scale and magnitude of beauty and adrenaline rush along the way. There are two stops at home base where you enjoy fruit, juices and other snacks. You move from spot to spit via bus, truck or hiking with each part bring its own special touch. The groups are kept to smaller size which allows for personal attention.

Our guides Adrian and Roberto were beyond amazing. They adjusted their approach based on the skill and comfort level of the group being sure no one felt like they were lagging or being pushed while still catering to the desires of the more expert thrill seekers in the group. This balance is no easy feat and one they handled deftly. We were group of three - two teenagers and an adult with another similarly constructed family. As the “OMG I do t think I can do this” adult I was given extra attention and support from Roberto while Adrian made sure my teenagers were getting the thrill they desired under his watchful eye and encouragement. These guys were incredible and well deserved generous recognition for their efforts with us. If you have an opportunity to ask for this duo to be your guides definitely try!

Few tips: (1) bring sunscreen, towels and definitely change of clothes as recommended - you will be able to leave those in the van so don’t worry about bringing them and having to carry. There’s place to shower off and change at home base. You will appreciate the clothes change after finishing the tour
(2) Definitely bring your cell phone with best camera. There is no photographer who comes along for picture taking packages you buy at the end. The guides will store your phone in waterproof lock box and carry it for you at the ready for when you want it and they will also take photos of you during the trip. Because they are juggling a-lot it’s best to bring just one phone for your group.
(3) If you’re prone to motion sickness or get queasy easily take and/or bring Dramamine. The roads to and from the waterfall are very narrow and windy so you’ll be going through A LOT of ups/downs and so many curves.
(4) Give everything a try! And don’t be embarrassed to ask for help. The guides Adrian and Roberto are happily there to make it a wonderful experience.

The tour is filled with spectacular beauty that you will remember always. Live in the moment!
One of our favorites
lammersw, 04-08-2022
Do this!!! In a busy adventure filled vacation, this was one of our favorites. DK and Andres were fabulous guides, helping us experience mud masks, big jumps, poison dart frogs, and even a power shower under the falls. We come from Oregon, where there are lots of waterfalls, but nothing like this once in a lifetime experience! Lunch was delicious and we felt so well cared for all day. Can’t say enough! Just do it.
Graduation Getaway favorite - magnificent!
Y8264KTpamelab, 01-08-2022
This trip was amazing! My daughter and I visited Costa Rica as her high school graduation gift. We had several excursions while visiting , but this was my daughter's favorite. Andres, our guide, and Eric, our driver, picked us up on time and we began our personalized trip. On the drive to Nauyaca, we stopped for an appetizer of a smaller waterfall. We jumped off and swam there, it was refreshing and quite beautiful. But it really was an appetizer. When we reached Nauyaca, it was breathtaking! We went to the top shelf of the falls before we swam and jumped from the lower falls into the amazing pool. I have claustrophobia, and the deep and pounding water of the falls was just too much for me. Andres knew exactly how to deal with my situation - made me comfortable and got me to shore safely. My daughter jumped several more times and we enjoyed watching Andres doing his flips from the cliffs. Our traditional Costa Rican lunch after the excursion was fabulous! We returned to our hotel exhausted and ready for a nap. Be sure, though, that you wear your water shoes! The walk won't really require sneakers, but water shoes are a must. Thank you Andres and Eric. It was an experience that will never be forgotten.
Breathtaking Views
laurenlouise10, 29-07-2022
It was 4 girls and we had an amazing time! The views were amazing and the waterfall was breathtaking! The tour guides were on time, knowledgeable, and we always felt safe with them! They also entertained us with some incredible jumps off the waterfalls. DK, Corry, and Matty were the best! Also, Matty took incredible photos! I highly recommend this tour!! And of course get the photos because they are unbelievable!!
Beuatiful waterfall and amazing cliff diving with a view
Troels Y, 28-07-2022
I don’t think we really knew, that we signed up for, but we loved it! Really grateful to have Ismail and DK to guide us through the day. First stop at a small waterfall with two jumps to get into the spirit for later in the tour. At the lower part of nauyaca waterfall, which was stunning, Ismail and DK climbed up prepared for a 35 feet cliff dive. The experience of climbing, sitting inside the water and doing that cliff dive is burned into my memory forever. A must recommend for everyone who likes the beautiful water (you are not forced to go in the water anywhere or do the jumps even though that is way more fun). If we had more days, we would have done the full day waterfall tour too

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