Hike, Swim & Jump

150 ft Waterfall

Tractor Ride & Costa Rican Lunch

This Double-decker Rainforest Waterfall Has It All!

Nauyaca is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Costa Rica and should be a stop on anyone’s list when visiting Costa Rica’s central pacific coast. Our Nauyaca tour includes a nice hike to the top tier of this epic 150 ft waterfall which will then be rewarded with a refreshing swim in the pool beneath the lower falls. We’ll also hop on a tractor ride up to our lunch spot to recharge after enjoying the falls.

Why Book With Paddle 9?

Visit one of Costa Rica’s most spectacular waterfalls, nestled deep in the rainforest

Nauyaca is unique for its two tiers - take in the misty views of the upper falls before heading to the lower cascades to cool off in the swimming hole below

Our fun and knowledgeable guides will educate you about Costa Rica’s history, flora & fauna, while keeping you safe and entertained throughout the day with acrobatic flips from waterfalls!

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Trip Details

Pricing & Logistics


$130 per person
$100 per person (child 6 years or younger)
+ 8% sales tax starting July 1st, 2022
+ 13% sales tax starting July 1st, 2023

Departure time

8:30 AM

Meeting point

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


7 hours: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Group size

2 person minimum – 20 person maximum


  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Natural fruit drink
  • Fruits
  • Water
  • Tractor ride
  • Certified guides
  • Park entrances

Not included

  • Picture package (available at an extra cost)
  • Guide gratuity

What to bring

  • Bathing suit
  • Water shoes, rugged sandals or sneakers
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra set of dry clothes
  • Bug Spray

Trip Overview

Our tour begins with an hour ride to Nauyaca, once there we will take a tractor down to the waterfall, all while learning about the area’s flora and fauna on the way.

On our hike you will be rewarded with swimming, jumping, and the stunning vistas of the Nauyaca Waterfall. This waterfall consists of 2 tiers, the bottom fall is ideal for swimming and jumping. The bottom tier is about 75 ft. The upper waterfall stands about 150 ft tall. Both have swimming holes and areas to explore.

Before heading back to town, we will hop on a tractor ride to the restaurant where we’ll enjoy a delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch.

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.

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