There are few simple pleasures more delicious than hiking to a deserted waterfall in the middle of paradise, peeling off your walking shoes, and then jumping into a cool, mountain-fed swimming hole. In fact, we love this simple pleasure so much that we make it practically our job to scope out the best waterfalls in Guanacaste, Costa Rica (and beyond). Hey, it’s a tough gig but someone’s got to do it!
After long days of arduous hard work, we’ve whittled this list down to five of our favorites, all within a few hours’ drive of Tamarindo. And now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to hike and swim more of the best waterfalls in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. As we said, it’s our job.