VISIT THE WATERFALL
"We went to see a super cool place called Cascada Elysiana where we found a crazy waterfall, hiking trails, animals and rainforest with affordably priced accommodations and best of all ... it is ecologically exemplary."
- Qué Buen Lugar, San José, Costa Rica
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Waterfall Access ₡4000 (₡3000 nationals)
**All overnight guests have free access to the waterfall**
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THE HIKING TRAILS
Distance to falls: 1km Total (10 min walk)
Wheelchair Accessibility: We regret that the falls are NOT wheelchair accessible,
as they are located deep in the mountain.
What to bring?
Cool clothing, bathing suit, natural bug spray,
sunscreen, hiking shoes, sandals,
towel, reusable water bottle.
HOW TO GET HERE?
From San José, take Route 2 through Cerro de la Muerte to Pérez Zeledón.
Then turn right to take Route 243 towards Dominical.
About 15 mins before Dominical, you'll find Platanillo de Barú.
After the church you will find a mechanical workshop with signs for Cascada Elysiana,
Eco Chontales, La Ceiba and La Rana Roja.
There you'll take a right on the gravel road to San Juan de Dios another 5km
until you arrive at the entrance for Cascada Elysiana.
for more detailed directions and bus schedules)
Vehicle: 2WD accessible to lower parking lot, 4WD is best for the lot up the hill
Pets: Yes (if they're Cool like little Fonzies), there is a cleaning fee of $10
if the pet stays overnight