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A Complete Guide to Poza los Coyotes

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About Poza los Coyotes

Poza los Coyotes is a magical place to relax, whether you are with your family, friends, a partner or enjoying some solo time, it provides an environment for you to have a beautiful day! 

The water comes from the Río Blanco, created from the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, which is the most active volcano in Guanacaste. The PH levels of the water are way too high for any wildlife to survive in it, so no need to worry about fishes or animals underwater.

Opening Hours

Daily from 8am to 5pm

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How to get to Poza los Coyotes

Poza los Coyotes is located near Liberia, Guanacaste. It is just a 20-minute drive north from downtown Liberia. 

The best way to get there is by driving so you can use your Google Maps as your GPS entering “Poza los Coyotes” as your destination. To get there, you’ll take the Interamericana Highway 1 north from Liberia and go straight for about 15min and make a right off this highway in front of  the Cotton Winter Nursery, once you make the right turn on the gravel road just keep driving straight for 10 more minutes and you will make it to the entrance of Poza Los Coyotes.

How much does the entrance fee cost?

The admission fee costs ₡2.000 colones, which is aproximately $4 USD. This price includes the access to all the attractions and parking.

Payment is accepted only in cash, and american dollars are also welcome.

Poza Los Coyotes Entrance

Description of Poza los Coyotes

After paying the admission fee at Poza los Coyotes, you can find convenient parking spaces for cars, motorbikes, bikes, or vans and the access to a walking trail that takes you to the office (1 min walk).

The office provides a range of services, including tube rentals in four different sizes and optional life jackets. Additionally: water shoes, waterproof phone cases, and swimwear are available for purchase.

The picnic tables in front of the office offer a perfect setting to relax, enjoy a meal, have drinks, or engage in activities like card games. All the attractions are conveniently located nearby, less than or around a 5 minute walk and have an easy access.

Tubes Rental and Shop
Parking and Bathrooms

Attractions in Poza Los Coyotes

1-The Main Poza Los Coyotes

 A stunning blue pond just a quick 5-minute walk from where you park. Take a dip, float on inner tubes, or try cliff jumping for some excitement. Remember, the pond can be deep, so be cautious, especially if you have kids with you. It’s a great spot for adventure, but keep an eye on the little ones!

The Main Poza los Coyotes reaches a depth of 2.5 meters, allowing for cliff jumping or tubing to the next attraction

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Main Poza Los Coyotes

2- Poza La Presa

Poza la Presa is a fantastic spot for some casual chatting! The water mostly comes up to your waist in this part of the river, making it perfect for a refreshing drink and a friendly chat with your pals right in the water. Enjoy a relaxed and social time at this ideal spot

Poza la Presa is 1.2 meters deep

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Poza La Presa

3- Las Pocitas

Las Pocitas translates to “tiny ponds” in Spanish, and it’s the perfect spot for a kids’ hangout! This little pond isn’t too deep, making it ideal for the little ones to have fun and play around under your watchful eye. It’s a great spot for the kids to enjoy while you keep an eye on them.

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Las Pocitas

4- The Canyon

A stunning canyon with golden rocks encircles the river, creating a breathtaking backdrop for photos and memories. However, exercise caution near the edge, as this narrow canyon doesn’t allow for swimming in this particular area. Safety first, as it can be risky if you happen to fall.

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The Canyon

5- The Coyote Cave

The Coyote cave is a stunning huge rock formation that creates a triangle you can swim in between, making it seem as if you are entering a massive cave. This is a great spot to relax, swim, jump and appreciate the stunning landscape

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The Coyote Cave

6-La Playita

La Playita, meaning “little beach” in Spanish, is a hidden gem that wasn’t open to the public when we visited Poza Los Coyotes. However, we were granted special access to explore this secret spot. 

It’s a bit of a longer walk, approximately 20 minutes from the main parking area.

Once you arrive, you’ll discover what appears to be a little beach with a shoreline where you can relax, enjoy a picnic, spread out your towel, and take a nap under the shade of the trees.

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La Playita


  • Parking (cars, motorbikes, handicap spot, bikes, buses)
  • Bathrooms
  • Picnic tables
  • Office where you can rent life jackets and tubes (4 different sizes), buy watershoes, waterproof phone case and swimwear
  • Pet friendly
  • Signs everywhere

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Atttractions near Poza los Coyotes

Walk in the forest next to the blanco river that comes from the volcano, go around incredible rock formations, cross streams of water, go up small ladders until you get into a big cave to see La Leona Waterfall.

You can book it with us clicking here for only $30 per adult and $25 for children (8-12 years old) in group tours or also for $45 adultos and $35 kids (4-12 years old). The minimum age for the group tour is 8 years old and the minimum age for the private tour is 4 years old.

La Leona Waterfall

Get ready for an exhilarating journey through Costa Rica’s lush rainforests with White Water River  Tubing adventure! This adrenaline-pumping activity combines the fun of tubing with the stunning beauty of Colorado River. 

You can book it with us clicking here starting at $55 per adult and $45 for children (6-12 years old).

River Tubing Costa Rica
3-Río Negro Hot Springs

You can experience the incredible Hot Springs of Rio Negro, naturally heated by the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. There are 10 pools built on the riverbank, filled with thermal waters rich in minerals and also a rejuvenating treatment with hot volcanic mud.

You can book this for only $34.99 with Book Here Rio Negro Hot Springs

Rio Negro Hot Springs


Poza Las Coyotes is a natural pool in Costa Rica known for its clear waters and scenic beauty.

Poza los Coyotes is located 20 north from Liberia Downtown in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica.

The best way to get to Poza Los Coyotes is by using Google Maps or Waze, find it as “POZA LOS COYOTES”

In 2024 the admission fee for Poza Los Coyotes costs ₡2.000 colones (around $4 USD)

Yes, Poza Los Coyotes is suitable for families with calm waters and is also pet friedly

  • Safe parking area
  • Bathrooms
  • Shop for water shoes, phone case etc…
  • Float rentals

Yes, bringing food or drink is allowed; remember to dispose of waste properly.

Camping is not allowed at Poza Los Coyotes.