Centro Turístico Cataratas Nauyaca

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Just north of the turnoff for Dominical is the junction for San Isidro de El General – if you turn left towards San Isidro de El General and travel for about 10km, you’ll see an entrance to the right that leads to this tourist center. This Costa Rican family–owned and operated center is home to a series of wonderful waterfalls that cascade through a protected reserve of both primary and secondary forest.

There’s no vehicle access within the center, but you can hire horses for a guided ride to two waterfalls that plunge into a deep swimming hole. With advance notice, a tour can be arranged, including the guided ride, swimming and country meals with the local family. Tours leave at 8am, take six to seven hours and cost US$60 per person. Accommodations in Dominical can also arrange tours to the falls.