Montezuma Falls in Our Backyard
Amazing Montezuma Falls is just next to the resort, and in fact is only a five minute walk down the path from Anamaya.
Behind the Bali Cabina you’ll find a gate, and the path starts at the other side. This is a tropical waterfall, which means the water is very warm and refreshing, not the super frigid type river you’re probably used to back home.
The pool is over twenty feet deep, and is ringed by small cliffs 10-15 feet high, and you can jump into the pool from anywhere on the cliff. On the bottom side of the pool, it drops into the second pool, which is 35 feet down. Many people have been hurt jumping the second falls, so we don’t recommend it unless you have a lot of experience with this type of cliff jumping. This is quite a long drop and less than half of the people will jump it. From there is an even higher waterfall, and jumping that one is pretty crazy, not done by many people.
At the pool closest to us, is also a rope-swing which is fun to use to launch yourself like Tarzan into the water.
From this pool is also one of the best hikes in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula. You can head upstream for an hour or so and will find many small waterfalls and pools of all shapes and sizes. We highly recommend this adventurous experience!
Once a week we offer a guided tour of the waterfalls, and our guide will teach you all about the area’s nature and show you the best spots around the three waterfalls.
More about this waterfall and the area’s other waterfalls can be found here.
The third pool of the Montezuma Falls waterfall is closest to Anamaya. It’s more than 20 feet deep, and you can jump into it from the small cliffs around it, or you can jump down to the second pool (30+ foot drop!)