Uvita waterfall at the end of the dry season

Uvita Waterfall

Uvita Waterfall

Considered one of the main attractions of Uvita, this waterfall is very picturesque and in an ideal location close to the town center.

Whether you are visiting Uvita during the wet season or even the dry season, this will always make for a nice photoshoot opportunity. There’s also another big swimming hole where you can swim and jump all year round. Right in the middle of the rainforest but still close to everything, this is a must-do in Uvita if you don’t plan on visiting other bigger waterfalls in the area.

Good to Know

Opening Hours
8am to 5pm every day.
Access is easy and quick (only 5 minutes from the parking area) with very well-maintained trails, platforms, and stairs going up and down. We don’t recommend this visit for people with mobility issues, as some of the steps are quite narrow and steep.
CRC1,500 per person. Free for kids under 5.
Free parking area (unsupervised) located 100 meters from the ticket office.


Take the road that leaves from El Gollo and the BCR (Banco de Costa Rica). Keep going straight until the paved road becomes a dirt road. Just after that, turn left and keep going up. In total from the main highway or the BCR, it’s about 1 mile away. The parking lot is located before the ticket office on your right.

Like in any other unsupervised area in Costa Rica, remember not to leave any valuables in your car.