spanishschoolcostarica_ttd_hike_yc3cropThese trails start in down town Orosi and range from 30 minutes each way to 5 hours in total. Many can be shortened by a quick bus ride to the starting point.

Most of our hikes take you into the hills so good hiking shoes are a must, but there are also trails that take you through water so an old pair of shoes is also advisable. Bug spray is advisable for hiking these trails.

Waterfalls hikes

Nano’s waterfall is a 30 minute walk each way from Otiac and is a great dose of local charm and nature in the simplest form. With a little luck you’ll run into Nano and get the 1 hour tour as well and feel like you’ve gone back in time!

Rio macho Waterfall is a major hike, 3 hours each way, but well worth it. The views along the way are beautiful, taking you through many different types of vegetation. There is a pool for swimming at the bottom, but it is COLD! This tour is only done in high season in group, via Nano!

Mountain trails

There are quite a few mountain hiking trails taking you up and along to tops of the local mountains with great views and gentle breezes. Most mountain hikes are about 3-5 hours in total so be sure to take food with you for along the way!

River hikes

There are many options for hikes along the river. Areas with sand and sitting areas other with rocks and swimming pools. All are within a 1 hour walk from Otiac and are COOL if not COLD which is actually great for those hot sunny days. Take a Frisbee and make your time there more enjoyable. For a full day trip, combine a few together as they are reasonably close in location!


  • Waterfall hike trail – $4
  • Mountain hiking trails – Free
  • River hiking trails – Free