Beaches National Parks

Beaches & National Parks

The south pacific region of Costa Rica boasts five very large and diverse Natural Reserves protecting an immense number of plants and animals as well as presenting the opportunity for you to discover some of the most exotic and bio-diverse areas of the planet.

Our service includes organizing for you all of the amazing tours and adventures you would like to experience in our area - the exotic South Pacific of Costa Rica. The Waterfall Villas is within 30 minutes’ drive to 8 different beaches, and 5 National Parks.

5 National Parks:

Beaches & National Parks

  • Baru Rainforest Reserve w/ zipline and bird watching - 10 minutes
  • Manuel Antonio National Beach Park w/ Guided nature tours - 30 min
  • Whale Marine National Park in Uvita  - 15 minutes
  • Cano Island Reserve 1.5 hours by boat - Day Tour
  • Corcovado National Park 1 hour entrance by boat in OSA - Day Tour

Manuel Antonio National Park

Beaches & National Parks

This beach park is right at the water's edge with a lovely white sand beach and lots of monkeys!

Baru Biological Reserve

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Has an amazing biodiversity and is only a few minutes north of Waterfall Villas on the road direction Quepos. Here guides lead you through one of the most interesting rainforests of the world.

Ballena Marine National Reserve

Beaches & National Parks

Includes several fabulous beaches and Las Tres Hermanitas islands only 12 km south taking about a 25 minute drive from Cascadas Farallas. Ballena means “whale” in Spanish and the park exhibits a very mystical land formation of a “whale’s tail” that is visible at low tide.

The Whale Mating and Birthing season is about to begin!!! July marks the return of over 200 humpback whales to the Southern region of Costa Rica!!! Best chance of a sighting is August - September!


The park is also a reproduction site for humpback whales during Costa Rica’s winter months from August  – Oct. At low tide you will spot an unusual green iguana that feeds on marine algae. The cliffs around the park’s coastline are nesting ground for frigate birds and the sea earwig. 

If you prefer to drive yourself it’s an easy road to the Ballena Reserve. Waterfall Villas can prepare you a special picnic lunch for your pleasure.

Cano Island Reserve

Beaches & National Parks

Has the most incredible diving and snorkeling in Costa Rica with 65 feet visibility. White sand beaches and crystalline water are only 15km from the shores of the Ballena National Park and only 1 hour south from the Waterfall Villas. Here you can swim with dolphins, see turtles, glimpse at manta rays, and bask in vibrant colors amongst a plethora of tropical fish. This boat tour is spectacular!

Corcovado National Park

Is the habitat for monkeys, jaguar, puma, tapir and many endangered species. A bird lover’s paradise this park has over 400 bird varieties including the Scarlet Macaw.
About 2.5 hrs from Waterfall Villas by car and boat, with a three hour hike into the jungle it is a full day trip of a lifetime.

Other parks include:

Reptilandia

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Just 2 kilometers from Waterfall Villas is a preservation and awareness park for rare reptiles. Going there is a wonderful way to learn about bio-diversity.

Quetzal National Park

Beaches & National Parks

Is a very seldom visited park - newly appointed by the government this National Park is the home to the quetzal - the sacred bird of the Mayan peoples. Birthing occurs in April and Waterfall Villas offers a guided hike in this park 1 hr drive to start of tour.

The Southern Coast of Costa Rica is also where you will find many interesting beaches all very close to the Waterfall Villas.

Beaches & National Parks

  • Dominical Beach – a long stretch of beach which has beautiful shells and palm trees
  • Dominicalito – the end of the Beach where there are many rock formations
  • Baru Reserve Beach
  • Amancio Beach – beyond Dominicalito this is a very special beach with rock formations and tide pools
  • Hermosa Beach – beautiful stretch of golden sand lined with palm trees
  • Ventanas Beach – blow holes and caves in a palm lined cove
  • Marine Ballena National Park Beach
  • Manuel Antonio Beach – inside and outside of the park

Seasonal Special Deals

Romantic Getaway

A table placed for a romantic lunch next to a waterfall

A table placed for a romantic lunch next to a waterfall

Waterfalls & Rain forest redefine romantic setting for a Honeymoon or Romantic Getaway… Special includes Jacuzzi Suite, Candle lit Dinners, A Romantic Lunch served with Bottle of Champagne/ Organic Wine, homemade chocolate truffles, vegan cake, exotic fruit treats; Waterfall Couple’s Massage!

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The Green Season is a peaceful time for a Personal Yoga Retreat, hosted by Fateh in the most vibrant time in the rain forest - waterfalls are the most spectacular! 7 night Retreat packages include Yoga, all meals - Detox, and Nature tour.

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The Green Season from June – October is when the most tropical fruits and colorful flowers emerge, and the whale migration is on our South Pacific coast! Romantic Super Saver for 3 nights, includes 1 candle lit dinner, and breakfasts!

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Adventure Tours

A person Canopy Zip-lining through the nature preserves.

A person Canopy Zip-lining through the nature preserves.

Our South Pacific Adventure - a special offer this green season includes White Water rafting, Kayaking or Horseback riding, Zipline Canopy, Cano Island Reserve for Snorkeling or the Corcovado National Park – Experience in the rain forest of Costa Rica!

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Nature Lover’s Carbon Neutral 8 night stay includes a combination of 5 incredible nature tours: Dolphin and Whale Safari, Mangrove Kayaking, Zipline Canopy, our own Giant Nauyaca Waterfall Hike, and view the amazing monkeys at Manuel Antonio National Park!

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Detox, Rejuvenate and Revive with Waterfall Villas Detox Spa Package and Massage Therapy. The Diva’s Detox is a 4 night special offer this green season - a personalized wellness program designed to kick start your return to optimal vibrancy.

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Join Fateh in 2016 for an all-inclusive Spiritual Healing Retreat to Bali. Experience Yoga, Meditation & Healing, Art & Intuition, discover the Sideman Volcano area - visiting sacred temples, FULL Moon blessing, and Luxury Villa in Ubud. Treatments with Balinese Shaman included. Fateh is a Bali expert, seasoned travel leader, and Yogi.

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