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Hike to La Cangreja Waterfall National Park

Hiking in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park is an adventure you must do while you are staying at Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin. The journey is even better when your destination is the magnificent Cangreja (Crab) Waterfall.

The only way to get to this waterfall is by hiking 3 miles (5 km) into the national park. Along the trail you might see wildlife like white-faced, howler or spider monkeys, white-nosed coatis, armadillos, Central American agoutis, iguanas, and birds like the Blue-crowned Motmot or Emerald Toucanet.

Spilling 130 feet (40 meters) in a white ribbon of water out of the green forest, the Cangreja Waterfall forms a clear blue pool at its base. Dissolved copper minerals from the volcano give the water its celestial blue color. Our bilingual naturalist guide will bring along a picnic lunch for you to enjoy by the waterfall.

Don’t miss one of the best day tours in Guanacaste, Costa Rica!

Transportation to the national park entrance and return is by vehicle from Hacienda Guachipelin (10 minutes each way).

All tours are arranged at Hacienda Guachipelin’s Adventure Center; open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for hotel guests and day visitors.

Tour times

8:30 AM / 11:00AM

Tour duration: 5-6 hours

Tour Prices:

  • USD $55 adults (11+ years)
  • USD $45 children (4-10 years).

Picnic lunch is included.

* Please note: Park entrance fee ($15 /person) is not included in the tour price. The Rincon de la Vieja National Park is closed on Mondays. However all of the rest of our tours operate every day.