A Secret Waterfall Hike at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

Back again I am at the Ocean Ranch Eco Adventure Park. I just finished my waterfall hike to El Encanto waterfall.
My guide was super nice and like anyone I go with, I talk with them and ask questions. So, it just so happened that there is a SECRET waterfall at this location!

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Only the guide knows where it is and can take you. So, we set off onto the road and started our way backwards. About half way, we stepped into the rainforest. There was no path, but some partition between trees.
A few minutes in, we found a small, narrow dirt road that lef us to some stairs. This was in the middle of the rainforest and at that moment I knew, I would never have found this on my own!

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This hike was steep, and more treacherous. There are rails made out of bark at the steps which can sometimes break, so be careful to not fully depend on them. The stairs are wet, as not much can dry up below the trees in the dark forest. The sun was out, but you forget that the rays don’t touch the ground down here.

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About another 20 minutes into the rainforest, we come across a rocky area which opens up to this secret waterfall. Some slips and minor cuts later, I made it across the rocks and was in front of this maginificent fall which was larger than the previous one!

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This one had a natural swimming pool which I proudly slipped into. The water was warm with a cooling factor and you can easily rest your feet (or bossom) on the rocks or float in the middle.

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After sweating it up quite a distance, a swim is the perfect cure. I spent a good amount of time at this waterfall and love that I got to see it.

Have you ever found a secret waterfall?