Uvita Waterfall & Surf Experience Discover Uvita Costa Rica

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When you arrive at the Waterfall, you’ll understand why it is a must-do activity. This beautiful cascade drops about 25 feet (7.5 meters) into a deep natural pool surrounded by thick green jungle.


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Most people visiting the waterfall sit around the edge of the pool, claiming a spot on the rocks. When conditions are right (not too much rain and current), you also can enjoy a swim in the cool mountain water. For adventure seekers, there is a metal ladder built onto the rock face where you can climb up to the top. Some people jump off the top of the waterfall and others slide down, since the rocks are smooth. The depth of the pool is around 10 feet (3 meters) according to a sign nearby. Uvita Waterfall Slide The most fascinating part of the waterfall is the natural slide. Walk up the stairs, which are located just before the boulders surrounding the waterfall. When you reach the top of the waterfall, you will need to sit where the river just starts falling off the cliff. With some courage, slide down to the pool! We watched some people do it while others cheered and encouraged.


Uvita Waterfall: Catarata Uvita Just a few minutes from Uvita’s bustling town center is one of the area’s must-do activities. The Uvita Waterfall (Catarata Uvita) is the perfect mix of peacefulness and adventure. Here, you can relax the day away next to the river or get your adrenaline pumping by jumping off rocks and waterfalls. Some do both! In this post, we’ll share everything you need to plan a visit. Uvita is a fast-growing town on the southern Pacific coast. It is about four hours from Costa Rica’s SJO International Airport. The popular tourist town of Manuel Antonio is about one hour and 15 minutes north. When you arrive in Uvita, you will notice that the town is split by a two-lane highway (Route 34). Some things are located on the inland side, and some are on the coastal side.

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