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La Leona Waterfall Adventure Tour
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Our Tripadvisor Reviews

Joanna B
Joanna B
2022-06-01
Verified
Awesome Waterfall Adventure This was an awesome adventure! After the hike, the refreshing swim and waterfall is wonderful. I would definitely recommend this. Our guide Rando, aka Chumbo, was funny, knowledgeable and very helpful. The guide that drove us to the hiking location was very helpful and funny also. Be sure to ask them where the monkeys go when it rains..😆
B P
B P
2022-05-31
Verified
You have to do this! Our family chose the private tour of LA Leona which included a guide, Francisco, for a 2 hour hike to and from LA Leona waterfall. We have a 7 year old and 10 year old daughter who were able to complete the hike no problem with help from our guide. He was so knowledgeable about local plants and animals which made the hike interesting and the waterfall was amazing! I brought my phone and he got amazing pictures of us. We followed with a group tubing tour which was SO fun! We went over 25 rapids and my daughters had a blast! Book this tour, you will not regret it.
Misty T
Misty T
2022-05-29
Verified
Cascadas - MUST DO! Absolutely LOVED this tour! Our tour guide Michael was so much fun! We even got a mini Spanish language crash course during our tour. Definitely a MUST do when visiting Costa Rica!
Jennifer R
Jennifer R
2022-05-29
Verified
Fantastic trip to La Leona waterfall! We had an amazing time today hiking to La Leona waterfall. From pointing out interesting plants to making sure our entire group made it safely, our guides went above and beyond. I would highly recommend this tour!
Toni R
Toni R
2022-05-29
Verified
Amazing hike! I went on this tour with Chumbo and Maikol and it was so much fun! Definitely the most unique hike I've ever done - you swim, climb, jump off cliffs all with a beautiful waterfall at the end. The guides were great - so funny and helpful and genuinely looked like they enjoy their jobs. We actually had them pick us up in Tamarindo and our driver, Andre, was so nice and a really safe driver. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a unique and adventurous hike!
Zach W
Zach W
2022-05-29
Verified
So fun! Amazing tour, Vladamir was a great guide! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We walked thorough the jungle, went through caves, cliff jumped and swam in multiple waterfalls. A great time and a great price!
SeaBean30
SeaBean30
2022-05-27
Verified
A wonderful Adventure Morning Our family of 3, including a 13 year old boy, absolutely loved this experience. Mikey was a wonderful, attentive guide with an upbeat vibe and great attitude. Mikey showed us the careful foot placement through difficult terrain, ensuring safety for the three of us.Everything was seamless, from start to finish, in an environment where anything can happen! Slippery rocks, scaling up steep ravines, mud, cool water, the works.You should definitely be in good physical condition, but there is an easy route if you just want to get to see the waterfall and the pretty blue pools... but not for people with injuries or poor balance... it's a really wonderful adventure in nature!Thanks to Mikey and the crew, we highly recommend!!
Kelleymackk
Kelleymackk
2022-05-27
Verified
Incredible experience Incredible experience!! Keep in mind that this is not a leisure stroll down a well beaten path but it is worth the moderate exertion to a hidden treasure. Randall was our guide and he was awesome 😎 the waterfalls are amazing and he even took us on an additional side trip to another waterfall that was part of a different tour. My husband and I do a lot of traveling and excursions and I can easily say this was the best we have been on when visiting Costa Rica. Hands down affordable for the experience and I’m looking forward to going back and doing it again!!!
RJ S
RJ S
2022-05-22
Verified
Jeremy Jeremy was awesome! He had us laughing and always had on our toes with interactive quizzes. Definitely recommend this tour and this guide!
Dale M
Dale M
2022-05-19
Verified
Best Costa Rica Adventure Tour So Far Wow, what a tour! Fabrício and his team have created an incredible experience! If you are faint of heart or completely out of shape, this tour is probably not for you. We hiked in the jungle, climbed down into bat caves and up volcanic walls, jumped off rocks into beautiful, blue pools of water, howled back at the monkeys, and swam our way through slot canyons to absolutely beautiful waterfalls! We got soaked and out of breath…and had the time of our lives! Our guide Michael was super fun, outgoing, and informative. He has the knowledge of a local, and speaks wonderful English. We’ve taken several tours in CR, and this was our favorite! Highly recommended!! Thank you Michael and Fabricio!!

Single Tours

The Regular Tour:

When booking this tour keep in mind you’re booking a group tour with other people and families in it. There can be up to 15 people per tour group and you have to keep up with the group's pace. These tours only run at 10am and 2pm.

The Private Tour:

 The private tour guarantees no one else will be in your group tour and with the same tour guide at the time you pick. However, there will be other people in the river and in the waterfall by the time we get there because rivers in Costa Rica can not be private. The private tour means that you will have a guide assisting your group only at all times and that you won’t be part of a big tour group while doing the tour. This way you go at your own pace and take as much time as you want to complete the tour.

Other Tours

Our Services

Tours Self drive la leona waterfall
Tours Self Drive

For those who have their own car and can drive to our location

Tours with transportation included

For those who need round trip transportation from their hotel, condo, airbnb or place or anywhere where you’re staying

Pictures From The Tour

About The Tour

Our tour starts in Curubandé, 25min from Liberia downtown in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Once you arrive at our location you get ready and then follow us for 10min to the start of the trail. From there we start hiking in the forest to the foot of the Blanco river and that’s where the real adventure starts. We will go around incredible rock formations, canyons, caves, and crystal blue waters until we get to see La Leona Waterfall at the end.

Hiking in the forest

We will start our hike in the forest and next to the Blanco River that comes from Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. In the end, La Leona Waterfall will be waiting for us.

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The Canyon to Paradise

This is the canyon we go through with the rope. Inside this canyon is where we get to find La Leona Waterfall.

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Incredible Rock Formations

Along the way, we will go through caves, incredible rock formations, and smaller waterfalls before we get to see La Leona Waterfall.

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The Highlight of your trip in Costa Rica

We guarantee you this tour will be one of the highlights of your trip in Costa Rica. If you read our reviews you will know from other customers that for them it has been.

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La Leona Waterfall Full Vlog

La Leona Waterfall, Rincon
de la Vieja Volcano

There is no comparison when it comes to this waterfall. We gurantee you it will be one of the highlights of your trip in Costa Rica.

La Leona Waterfall Tour Video

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes you do. This waterfall is only accessible by hiring a guide.

The waterfall is not easy to get to or to find. Along the way you have to go across rivers, caves and even swim in the water in order to find La Leona Waterfall. You'll always have at least one or more guides with you at all times during the hike.

Yes, but you have to request a private tour. Kids in that age range have a slower pace and require extra attention from the guides, so that's why they can not go with the open tours. This tour is not suited for kids younger than 4 years old.

  • Minimum age for regular group tours: 8 years old
  • Minimum age for Priavate Tours: 4 years old

Yes you do. This waterfall is only accessible by hiring a guide.

The waterfall is not easy to get to or to find. Along the way you have to go across rivers, caves and even swim in the water in order to find La Leona Waterfall. You'll always have at least one or more guides with you at all times during the hike.

Yes you have to make a reservation. You have to let us know in advance you're coming. If you show up to our location and we don't have guides available you will have to wait between 2hrs up to 4hrs. If you reserve, you start exactly at the time you reserved the tour.

No. Our location will take you to our check in meeting point and the road is in perfect condition all the way there. After that yes, the we have to go on a dirt road, but we have a four wheel drive vehicle to take you from there if you don’t have one

Yes we do. We have different options available for transportation. To request a quote go to: https://www.leonawaterfall.com/transportation/

 

The tour from start to finish is 3hrs total

No, you don't.

Even though we have to go through some ponds in order to get to the waterfall not knowing how to swim won't be a problem. We have life jackets available for anyone who requests one. If you have basic swimming skills such as floating, paddling, you are not required to wear a life jackets becasue the ponds are small and you can just get by with basic swimming skills.