• Katrina Julia

Costa Rica Adventure: Nauyaca Waterfalls in Dominical,Costa Rica

You didn't think I finished chasing waterfalls with Rio Celeste Waterfall, did you?

Right when I saw a picture of Nauyaca Waterfalls, I knew I wanted to visit!

I didn't imagine my Costa Rica Adventure to Nauyaca Waterfalls would happen so soon!

From my Airbnb: Mountain Paradise during my sixth to eight week in Costa Rica, Nauyaca Waterfalls is less than 30 min away!

I decided I would visit Naucaya Waterfalls one morning before my Horseback Riding at Sunset. A little crazy, I know. It made sense logistically though!

Just wait until I tell you how I chose to get to Nauyaca Waterfalls!

Nauyaca Waterfalls in Dominical, Costa Rica

A Costa Rican family has dedicated years to operating the farm and tours at Nauyaca Waterfalls. One of the falls is 45 meters, about 75 feet high in free fall. While the other waterfall is about 20 meters high in stepped fall, or sixty feet.

Nauyaca Waterfalls in Costa Rica is an ideal place for nature and adventure lovers to spend a half to a full day. I decided to leave my Airbnb at about 9am arriving at the main entrance around 9:30 am.

Even though I knew I was going horseback riding at sunset later in the day, I chose to do the 12km, or 8mile hike to the waterfalls. It is the healthiest and cheapest option by far! Off I went!


Nauyaca Waterfalls is located in San Isidro in Province of Puntarenas in Dominical, Costa Rica. They are located between San Isidro and Dominical.