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La Leona Waterfall Costa Rica Adventure Hike, Everything You Need To Know In 2024

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La Leona Waterfall

Embark on the one of a kind and unforgettable La Leona Waterfall Costa Rica and visit one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfalls. 

You will swim through the Rio Blanco, walk alongside unique rock formations and see a divers variety of plants, birds and so much more. After completing this hike you will end up at La Leona Waterfall. There you will have an opportunity unlike anything else to swim under the waterfall. 

Throughout your journey, a knowledgable tour guide will accompany you every step of the way. They will be there to provide assistance, ensure your safety and explain more about the environment around you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and book your tour now to visit La Leona Waterfall Costa Rica!

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How to Get to La Leona Waterfall

La Leona Waterfall is located near the city of Liberia, in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. To get to this destination you must head north on highway #1 and make a right turn towards Rincón de la Vieja National Park (Curubandé Town)

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Upon your arrival at our location, you’ll find a secure and private parking area at your disposal. Whether you’re in the midst of changing hotels or have all your belongings inside your vehicle, rest assured that our parking facility ensures the safety of your belongings.


There are a variety of different tour options we offer, including group tours, private tours, tours with transportation, self drive tours and more. No matter which tour option you choose, rest assured that our team is dedicated to ensuring your safety, comfort, and enjoyment every step of the way. Explore the link below to find out which tour option is best for you and your group.

Hike Details

Hike Difficulty

Please note that the La Leona Waterfall Cost Rica Hike is of moderate difficulty and is not advised for those with ankle, knee or mobility concerns. Additionally, due to the nature of the terrain and activities involved, it is not suitable for children under the age of 4 years old. During this hike you will walk across a diverse terrain, swim through rivers, climb up ladders, over rocks and more. During this hike, a seasoned tour guide will be by your side at all times, offering invaluable assistance and ensuring your safety along the way. 

The Trail

The trek along the La Leona Waterfall Costa Rica Hike is about 2- kilometers each direction, with an elevation gain of 115m. Also anticipate spending approximately 2.5 to 3 hours immersed in nature. 

The Swimming Sections

Though swimming is a component of visiting La Leona Waterfall Costa Rica, theres no need to worry if you are not a seasoned swimmer, swimming skills are not a prerequisite in order to attend. All guests are required to wear a life jacket regardless of your swimming skills for added safety. In addition there are ropes strategically placed across river crossings to offer additional support and assistance. 

Tips for Visiting the Waterfall

What to Bring

– Shoes with good grip; they must be closed toed or sandals with straps (no flip flops are allowed)

– Fitted clothes or a bathing suit under your clothes (The current can be strong in some areas and this helps ensure your clothes stay in place). 

– Extra clothes to change into 

– Extra Shoes to change into 
– A towel 
– A small bottle of water

– Sunscreen 

– Bug spray

What to do With Your Belongings

– If you booked a tour with transportation included then you will be able to store your belongings in the vehicle that brought you to the tour and that vehicle will be attended to by the driver at all times. 

– If you booked a self drive tour you will store any belongings you do not need while on the trail in your car or you can store small items in the lockers we have available. 

Whats Included in the Tour

– Dry bag: we suggest that all you bring on the tour is you phone for photos and a water bottle, these can be stored in the provided dry bag to keep them safe during the swimming sections. 

– Changing rooms, showers and bathrooms 

– Life jackets: regardless of your swimming ability, life jackets are required for everyone attending the tour. 

– Lockers: These lockers can store small bags and small items while you are on the tour. Any large luggage will need to be stored in your car. 

– Tour guide: As a part of your tour, you will be assigned a tour guide to assist you for the duration of your tour. 

How and When to Book

We suggest that you book all tours as far in advance as possible. This ensures you a tour on the date and time you would like. During, certain seasons the tours fill up quickly. If you would like to book a tour you can see the different tour options at

La Leona Waterfall Tubing

Self Drive

Transportation Included

Regular Tours

Fully Private Tours


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