Scenic Coastal Drive
150 ft Waterfall
Rainforest Spa Experience
Nourish Your Soul and Your Skin at One of Costa Rica’s Coolest Waterfalls
Come with us on this half-day Eco-Chontales Waterfall tour, to visit one of Costa Rica’s best kept waterfall secrets in the Southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. If you’re looking for a family-friendly tour in Costa Rica where you get to experience a piece of the Costa Rican jungle, this is the perfect tour for you! It’s complete with perfectly safe swimming holes, small and moderate cliff jumps, areas for amazing photos and even a mini waterslide!
Why Book With Paddle 9?
Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican jungle as you dip into various swimming holes, jump off waterfalls and sunbathe among Costa Rica’s natural beauty
Sit back and relax with a spa experience in the jungle as you enjoy the many skincare benefits of natural blue clay sourced from nearby
Top off the trip with a typical Costa Rican lunch at a river-side restaurant with the sound of the waterfall in the background
Click the tabs to find out more
Pricing & Logistics
$125 per person
$95 per person (child 6 years or younger)
+ 8% sales tax starting July 1st, 2022
+ 13% sales tax starting July 1st, 2023
The Paddle 9 tour office in Quepos or we can provide transportation from anywhere in Quepos or Manuel Antonio.
Pickups outside of Quepos or Manuel Antonio are available for an additional cost. For more information or to schedule a pick up outside of these areas, please contact us.
Available daily, all year round
Half day 7:30 AM – 2:30 PM
2 person minimum – 20 person maximum
- Natural fruit drink
- Certified guides
- Entrance fees to all locations
- Picture package (available at an extra cost)
- Guide gratuity
What to bring
- Bathing suit
- Water shoes, rugged sandals or sneakers
- Extra set of dry clothes
We begin our adventure by picking you up at your accommodation and then we head south to our destination. The drive itself is something out of a movie! En route to the waterfall, we will drive along the coastline with epic views of the Pacific Ocean, and sections of jungle that will have you thinking you’re in Jurassic Park.
Upon arrival, our short hike down to the river begins! As we enter the canyon and round the final bend, your senses will heighten as we come face to face with a panoramic view of the majestic 150 ft waterfall. Leaving our vantage point we will guide you to the many different features Eco Chontales has to offer – multiple calm swimming holes, areas perfect for taking photos, a mini waterslide and even places to jump from! There is a small jump (6 feet) which is perfect for all members of the family, including the little ones! For the thrill-seeker there is a second jump of about 9 meters (28 feet +/-)!
After we have explored all the features of the waterfall, we will top off the experience by turning into Avatars. We will create a mini on-the-spot spa and apply mineral rich naturally-colored blue clay on our bodies. This “rainforest clay” we provide is sourced near fresh spring water and is renowned for its healthy skincare properties.
For those seeking relaxation, there are perfect places for setting down a towel and unwinding amidst the jungle! After all the fun and excitement, we will walk about 30 yards over to the river-side restaurant and enjoy a fresh and delicious typical Costa Rican meal to the sound of the waterfall.
Good to Know
Please advise us of any health conditions, recent injuries (especially back, neck or shoulder surgeries) or medical procedures that could affect your tour experience. Let us know about pregnancy, back pains, and any walking as well as dietary restrictions or preferences.
We have two rules at Paddle 9: 1) Be safe! and 2) Have serious fun! Paddle 9 prides itself in running safe tours and transport with the best logistics and safety procedures in the industry. Our guides and staff are well-trained in emergency situations and take your safety very seriously. Should an accident occur, we are covered by a comprehensive umbrella liability insurance policy.
Have more questions? You can check out our FAQ page.