The area of Bajos del Toro Costa Rica is located in the Central Valley right next to the Juan Castro Blanco National Park, at approximately 90 minutes driving from San Jose. The area’s location can be described also as a place that lies between the Poas and the Rincon de la Vieja volcanoes.
This place is considered a relatively unknown part of Costa Rica, but which is gaining popularity through the years as it is a verdant, lush and tropical rainforest area that hosts incredible waterfalls, pools and also rivers. Bajos del Toro offers access to unique eco-systems and amazing experiences in an almost secret corner of the country.
In the area of Bajos del Toro visitors will find one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the country: Catarata del Toro. For those looking for hiking experiences and exploring adventures there are numerous opportunities to enjoy the visit to this magical place. This is the largest waterfall in Costa Rica and its water spills approximately at three hundred feet into an extinct crater of a volcano.
To see the majesty of this Costa Rica waterfall there are different trails and paths with vantage points in which people can observe the views and the surrounding wildlife, but people also can take a more challenging hike to the bottom of the waterfall. Different tropical birds, some frogs, butterflies and a lot of exuberant vegetation can be seen during the way down.
In the place there are also unique rock formations that, in the past, were formed by the volcano. This adds a little extra adrenaline taking into consideration that there is a famous rappel that runs alongside the water when it is falling.
In Bajos del Toro can be found another interesting and amazing attraction, the Catarata Tesoro Escondido (or the Hidden Treasure Waterfall). This is even more secret than the Toro waterfall… is a well-kept secret in the country and among locals. In fact, the access to this waterfall was recently opened to the public.
The magic in this place lies in the fact that its waters has a pristine color very similar to the one present in the clear waters of Rio Celeste river in the Northern region of the country. If visitors are totally nature lovers this trip is truly worth it as it is an excellent opportunity to get in touch with part of the natural wonders that Costa Rica has to offer.
In the area there can be found great accommodations for visitors as well as different Costa Rica tours options, to take more advantage of the stay in Bajos del Toro.