Montezuma Falls

MODERATE 4 reviews

Montezuma Falls is a 1.4 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Malpais, Puntarenas, Costa Rica that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
121 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

muddy

rocky

scramble

off trail

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hiking
7 months ago

Adventurous hike up a series of 3 waterfalls. The trail is not well marked aside from random blue dots painted on rocks throughout. The hike begins at the bottom of the first waterfall, hopping from rock to rock in the river. You eventually have to climb a wall to a set of rustic stairs to get to the upper falls. At the second waterfall, you can swim and jump from an old rope swing into the pool. You can also get close to the cascade of the first waterfall and it is quite a site looking down. There have been stories of people jumping into the first waterfall cascade from here but it sounds like some have died trying. Best to wade and jump from the rope swing to enjoy your journey! You can continue on to the third and smallest waterfall however the pool at the second was the highlight. This journey is great for those who enjoy the rainforest scenery. You can also see and hear howler monkeys lurking in the trees above.