There is a waterfall about 15 minutes from our house by foot. The walk there is through various trails and meadows, with some nice sights along the way. We finally took the opportunity to visit the waterfall last week for the first time, and loved it!
Our gardner, José, led us there, and also brought along his wife and son (very sweet family). You have to kind of walk through a neighbor’s property to get to the falls, but they don’t mind (just watch out for cow pies). I asked José how he found out about this hidden gem, and he said he’s known about it his whole life. Yet, since the only way to get to it is through private property, it always completely deserted.
The trails to get there are a lot of fun. There are all sorts of winding paths you can take to explore the jungle, full of interesting plants and wildlife. One day, I even spotted a blue-crowned motmot! Unfortunately, I was only carrying my iPhone with me at the time, so couldn’t get a very good photo, but it was neat to see. The iridescent blue on his head was spectacular!
The waterfall is pretty tame this time of year, because it’s the dry season. There’s hardly even a river beneath, and you can walk all over where water usually sits during the rainy season. Emily and I had fun walking under the waterfall and getting a little wet. In the rainy season, we hear it’s a completely different scene, with the water coming down with such force it would push you right under the water. There will probably be a pool big enough to swim in, although the water might be a little cool.
It’s fun to have nature so close to home, so we’re planning on taking more frequent walks on the trails, exploring and soaking in all the surrounding beauties. Check out some more photos and a video below.