|Catarata Del Toro –
Trails and Waterfall
|The first trail is a self-guided tour all the way to the bottom of the most impressive waterfall of Costa Rica which is second to none in beauty and splendor; it throws itself 90 meter into an old extinct volcanic crater. First 500 meter of the trail is flat and has several fantastic lookouts; second part is also 500 meters with steps with high impact. People with heart conditions or any other medical condition, older people, pregnant women, etc. should not go down. For the rest of the people they need to take their time coming back up. The steps are made of concrete including the railings and it has several sitting areas, views are incredible. While hiking down enjoy the rock formations of this ancient volcanic crater, its colors and feel the special chemical composition of the water. If you will take the effort, and you should, you will be rewarded! This hike is the hike of your vacation in Costa Rica, no doubt about it.
Duration: 90 minutes / Age: 4 – 75 / Weight: Heavy / Reservation: Not needed.
The second trail is in the forest and gardens – This easy hike brings you to the edge of the crater from where you easily spot the waterfall from different angles. Besides that the trail goes through a Primary Forest with a spectacular view of the Canyon and the National Park, a newly opened section where we have planted fruit trees to attract birds and other wildlife (opens in December 2014), from where you will have nice mountain views of the area and you will end in our Hummingbird garden next to our restaurant.
Duration: 45 minutes / Age: All / Weight: Light / Reservation: Not needed.
|Blue Rapids of Costa Rica||New. This tour is with tour-guide. Start point will be Catarata Del Toro, from where we walk 1.5 km or 1 mile to the most far point. Access is very easy, we will cross river Pilas by a bridge, walk through a farm to the blue river itself, Quebrada Gata. There are some metal steps to give you easy access to the two waterfalls, Las Gemelas or The Twins. For the moment, the tour consists of Las Gemelas, the rapids and a blue pool where you can swim. Total tour will take up to 3 hours. Adults only.|
|Lunch||Reservations needed only for groups, minimum 24 hours in advance. Includes one hot meal of choice and a natural juice or soda. Alcoholic beverages are not included. Lunch served from 11.00 – 16.00 hours. Minimum persons: n/a, maximum persons: 40. Cancellation policy: minimum 24 hours in advance: n/a, same day or ‘no show’: 50%.|
|Hummingbird Photo-Shoot||Includes use of reserved part of restaurantfrom 08:00-17:00 hours, electricity, lunch, unlimited coffee, entrance to trails and waterfall.Reservation needed minimum 24 hours in advance. We only can offer this to one group a day. Maximum 3 setups at same time, minimum persons: n/a, maximum persons: 15, who have to rotate in the sessions. You have to bring your own leader, teacher or instructor. If needed we can assist you in finding the best.|
|Rooms||Seven days a week available. Reservation needed minimum 24 hours in advance. Breakfast and trails included. Check-in 13.00 hours, check-out: 11.00 hours. Lunch and dinner not included. Cancellation policy: minimum 24 hours in advance: n/a, same day or ‘no show’: 50%.|
|Rappel||Please contact us prior to reservation, reservation needed. Only healthy & strong people. Only when weather is right. Entrance trails included. Best time early mornings. We use first class European equipment and 2 lines. Age minimum 15 and maximum 60. Minimum persons 2, maximum persons 8. Time needed for a group of 4: ± 90 minutes and for a group of 8: ± 3.5 hours. Rappel is 90 meter, next to the waterfall, experience is maximum.
The management reserves the right for any safety reason, to postpone or cancel the rappel at any moment or to exclude one or more participants. In this case deposits and/or payments will be fully refunded. In case of ‘no show’ or withdraw or exclusion during the activity there will be no refund. In all other cases the management decides. Cancellation policy: minimum 24 hours in advance: n/a, same day or ‘no show’: 50%.
|Cancellation policy||See above.|
|Payments||When no reservations are needed preferable in cash upon arrival.|
|Reservations||Reservations has to be made minimum 14 days prior to arrival or event. After our confirmation, either by e-mail or phone a deposit of 25% is needed in our account. See below. We will send you an electronic invoice for the amount due. After we have received the deposit the room or event is confirmed. The rest of the amount has to be paid upon arrival.
Bank Beneficiario: BAC San José, S. A., Costado Oeste de La Rotonda la Bandera, San José, Costa Rica.
Account in USD: IBAN: CR58010200009054839965 / Cuenta 905483996 /
Account in CRC: IBAN: CR44010200009054840023/ Cuenta 905484002 /
|Internal rules||As we open the reserve to everyone, which no exceptions, we do ask you politely to respect our internal rules, which are: It is not allowed to:
Practice any kind of meditation including all types of new age and yoga. / Make commercial videos, photos, audio or otherwise without a written approval from the management. / Do any outdoor activity, other than walking or hiking, such as rock climbing, rappelling, canyoing, swimming or any other activity, without a written approval of the management. / Extract plants, animals, rocks or any other material that can be found on the property. / Bring pets such as dogs and cats. / Smoke or litter the place or walk outside the trails. / Disturb nature in any way such as screaming or yelling but not limited to those. //
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:
Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall we be liable to you or any other person or entity for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages including, without limitation, lost profits, personal injury (including death) and property damage of any nature whatsoever, that result from the use of our facilities, materials, trails, tours or whatsoever, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence) or otherwise exceed the amount paid by you, if any, or USD50 (whichever is less) for accessing or participating in any activity related to us. Moreover, under no circumstances shall we be held liable for any resulting direct or indirectly from an act of force majeure or causes beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, acts of God, war, equipment and technical failures, electric power failures or fluctuations, strikes, labor disputes, riots, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, natural disasters, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or any reasons beyond the reasonable control of us.
Thank you and enjoy your visit,
Wil and Donais
Catarata Del Toro