After the introduction in the new reception building, guests enter the adjacent trail through the lattice-wooden gate, and soon begin the descent, dropping 100 m to the river trail, finally reaching the waterfall. Steps are sometimes steep, but have handrails. All of this takes place on trails passing through mostly undisturbed, beautiful tropical montane forest. Watch for birds and mammals. Guests have actually seen a puma from the trail! As the trail follows the river, guests cross three low bridges and sometimes walk on the gravel bars. At the waterfall, there is a plunge pool in which some guests like to immerse themselves - however, we warn you that at this elevation the water is chilly! Be sure to note the strangler fig roots covering the cliff on the right close to the waterfall. After passing the second bridge, you will see the result of a huge landslide that occurred as a result of too much rain from Tropical Storm Nate last year. At that time the trail was blocked by fallen trees, and the bridges were all washed away! Having said that, they say it was a 1000 year storm, and in any case the waterfall has more water during the May-December rainy season.
Dr. Richard LaVal, biologist with over 50 years professional experience and 40 years in Monteverde, co-hosting with daughter Kelly LaVal Wallace, born in Costa Rica and lived here all her life. I am founder of the Monteverde Conservation League, owner of the Childrens Rainforest. The Monteverde Waterfall has, of course, always been there, but was first made accessible by my son, Simon LaVal Wallace, several years ago. Late last year, Kelly and I decided to open the waterfall commercially and invested in many improvements to the trail and a modern reception building. We opened In March 2018.
We provide the trail. You provide the legs and energy (this is a self-guided trail, but you cannot possibly get lost!)
Our beautiful river canyon with its spectacular waterfall can be reached only on our trail. There is nothing else like it in the Monteverde area, although a small waterfall can be seen in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. Even though our waterfall is in the middle of Monteverde and close to the main road, few people had seen it before the trail was constructed. Once in the river canyon, you will feel like you are in the midst of a wilderness.
最多可供10位年滿5歲的旅人參加。 Wear hiking shoes, bring a water bottle. A light jacket is often comfortable in Monteverde, especially if it is windy. Rain frequent in afternoon between May and December.
The steps down the canyon to the river are steep and not necessarily smooth. Any physical limitations that might affect walking safely down, or climbing up these many steps, must be kept in mind.
Enjoy the lovely Monteverde Waterfall