Ancient Trail & Hidden Waterfall Hike
This is the most challenging of our hikes, making it a good option for people who enjoy hiking into remote and wild areas. Departing from the Pacuare Lodge, it begins with a steep hike through the jungle to reach the legendary sendero de las mulas (mule trial), which is one of the main routes used by the Cabécar Indians to travel longer distances and has been used for generations. After the first climb, we’ll take the jabas trail, which includes a series of switchbacks, to the ‘path of puma.’ This will take us to the ancient mule trail, which we’ll follow deep into the Nairi Awari Indigenous Reserve to reach the highpoint of this excursion: the hidden waterfall. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at this scenic spot before hiking back along the trail to a Cabécar indigenous community. After exploring that traditional village, we’ll continue down another rainforest trial back to the Pacuare Lodge.
Level of difficulty: moderate to difficult.
Duration: 6-7 hours.
Includes: guide, and picnic lunch.