Description: During the last 60 years, the Turrubares region underwent intensive deforestation to clear the way for agricultural crops and pastures. As a consequence, the region experienced the devastation of erosion and depletion of soil nutrients, ultimately resulting in diminished health and social conditions for humans as well as flora and fauna. The few areas left with healthy forests became shrines and home to a decreasing variety of wildlife, plant species and water sources. Amid this regional chaos, the Macaw Lodge Private Reserve was lovingly nurtured into an oasis of biodiversity. The Reserve spans 100 hectares (247 acres) between dry and humid forests, entirely dedicated to the preservation of its rich natural diversity and ancient history. The trail to the waterfall winds 800 meters (approximately one half mile) through the deep forest, to explore plants, animals, history and scenic beauty. Your walk is rewarded with time to take a refreshing dip and play in the waterfalls.
Duration: 1 hour
Recommendations: Wear long pants, a swimsuit and shoes with good traction. Bring water shoes if you wish, towel, binoculars, camera , water, insect repellent, sun screen and a poncho if it’s raining.