Nauyaca Waterfall & Surf Lesson

Nauyaca Waterfall & Surf Lesson

This is full-day trip into the jungle outside of Dominical to see the tumbling cascade of Nauyaca Waterfall, combined with a surf lesson at Dominical Beach.

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10 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
8:00 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

The tour begins with a pickup at your hotel. This drive takes a scenic route, and you’ll have a lovely view of whitewater rivers and lush plantations. Eventually you'lll arrive at the idyllic village of Dominical, which has a beach with some of the most consistent waves you can find. Besides the excellent-year round surfing, this beach also provides fairly slow-moving surf, making it ideal for beginner surfers. Different stretches of beach have varying surfing conditions, and you can also find stronger barrel waves if you're looking for more of a challenge.

No matter what level of surfers are in your group, you'll begin the lesson with a warm-up and some stretches. If you're a beginner, your instructor will give you a 15-minute lesson before sheparding you into the surf for some practice. On breaks, your intstructors will offer refreshments of cold beverages and fruit while providing individualized feedback.

You'll also visit the nearby Nauyaca Waterfall – the order of events depends on the tides. Your driver will take you to a lesser-known trail entrance that brings you to the falls, on a trail that crosses over an idyllic river. Soon you’ll arrive at a gorgeous canyon, where the waterfalls plummet past thick tangles of jungle. Most hikes to the falls take two hours, but the guide knows a shorter way. Nauyaca has two separate falls that have a combined height of 200 feet (61 m). ou can safely swim in the plunge pool. If you’re careful and sure-footed, consider climbing up the rocky incline next to the waterfall to get to a cliff where you can leap into the pool with a splash. There’s even space behind the waterfall to walk and peer through the watery curtain. All these aquatic activities work up an appetite. While you're at the falls you'll have a break for a picnic lunch, which consists of a typical Costa Rican lunch.

What to Bring

Bathing suit, towel, quick-drying clothes, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle, and a camera.

What's included

Guided tour, transportation, picnic lunch.


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