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El Chorro Waterfall

Quick Facts

  • Name : Cocalito Waterfall. Also known as El Chorro Waterfall
  • Location : Playa Cocalito; 5 miles (8 km) from Montezuma
  • Height of the fall : 26 feet (8 meters)
  • Interesting note : One of the 7 freshwater waterfalls in the world that drop directly into the ocean

Lulled by the murmur of El Chorro Waterfalls gushing into the Pacific Ocean at high tide, sometimes glittering rainbows, you get into a great calm of forgetfulness and peace!

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Gaze the El Chorro Waterfall as a small creek slips from the cliff down unto giant polished crumbled rocks bellow. Give yourself some hydrotherapy letting the speed of the water massage your back and sore muscles as you stand under the waterfall and dip in the tranquil tidal pool at low tide.

Sit on a rock or find a nice place in the Cocalito Beach, unpack your lunch and enjoy the spectacular views.

Getting There

Journey on a two-hour horseback guided excursion or a two-four hour hike through Montezuma town early in the morning - timing it with low tide - skirting north exploring the coastal forests, seeing the amazing red sands of Piedra Colorada Beach, following winding paths inside the rainforest and coming suddenly upon freshwater streams running into the ocean – perfect to rest and cool down -, past Playa Grande under the flaming sun – don't forget your hat -, you will go along the border of two wildlife reserves to arrive at the northern end of Playa Cocalito.

Faint-hearted travelers prefer to drive from Montezuma or Mal Pais to Cobano and follow the signs for the hotel Tango Mar. Park your car and head to the beach going south at low tide and you will find El Chorro Waterfall (aka Cocalito Waterfall).

El Chorro Waterfall in Pictures

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