Nauyaca Waterfalls

Nauyaca waterfalls offer a great eco-tourism feeling for nature lovers. The ecotourism tour makes its way along the roads and the route. Indeed, you can observe the wonders of the jungle and wildlife around you, and really enjoy the beauty of the scenery. The Nauyaca Waterfalls have also participated in an ecotourism conservation project, whose main objective is to commit to protect and conserve the environment.

Braulio Carrillo National Park: Volcano Barva

This national park is named after Braulio Carrillo in honor of the third head of state who governed Costa Rica between 1837 and 1842.

Located north of the Central Valley, on the Central Volcanic Mountain Range, between the Poas and Irazú volcanoes. In the Barva Volcano Sector you will find four trails: Cacho Venado, Laguna Barva, Copey and Mirador Vara Blanca. These, with a total distance of 10 km and where you will enjoy the different types of forest that the site offers its visitors.

Braulio Carrillo National Park has two sectors for public use: Quebrada González and Volcán Barva, where services are provided to visitors. Sector Ceibo is committed to protection and research.

On the San José – Guápiles highway you will be able to observe the panoramic beauties of the National Park. It is recommended to visit the Quebrada González Post, which has three trails through the rainforest. These trails have interpretation stations and panoramic viewpoints: Las Palmas with a distance of 1.5 km; El Ceibo with a distance of 1 km and Botarrama with a distance of 2.5 km; you can also enjoy the viewpoint to the Sucio River.

Montaña Sagrada Natural Reserve

The Natural Reserve of Montaña Sagrada has a great natural attraction; the main one is “Pozo Verde”, a volcanic lagoon of beautiful shades of sunshine, as well as lush areas of cloud forest, diversity of flora and fauna, important water springs, trails with access for the whole family, ample parking and fresh air.

You can observe a large number of birds, currently reported 144 species, including the Quetzal and the Goldfinch; you can observe some mammals, and at the end of this trail you will enjoy the breathtaking scenery that encloses “Pozo Verde”, the main attraction of the reserve.

Bajos del Toro

Bajos del Toro Costa Rica is located in the central mountain area next to Juan Castro Blanco National Park. It is located between Poas and Rincón de la Vieja, only 90 minutes from San José.

Moreover, this jungle area is also famous for its beautiful rivers, ponds and waterfalls. This area has unique and fascinating ecosystems unlike other parts of Costa Rica.

Four spots you have to visit in Bajos del Toro

  • Rio Agrio Waterfall: when you get to the waterfall, you will receive the acid or sour breeze, hence the origin of its name, as this river contains minerals from the Poas volcano.
  • Caída del Cielo Waterfall: the name of this waterfall alludes to its shape and the color of its water that seems stolen from the sky.
  • Hidden Treasure Waterfall: camping, eating delicious food, visiting the trails, visiting the waterfall, swimming in other pools or climbing to the famous viewpoint of the Gota, it’s what you have to do.
  • Pozas Celestes: its accessibility is super good, since you only have to walk 500 m from the parking lot to get there.