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Esteli Waterfall

North of Panamerican | North of Panamerican, Esteli, Nicaragua
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Beautiful waterfall; owner needs to pick up trash

A pretty waterfall with a serene pool at the bottom. Some rocks around the edges to sit on a jump... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Kyle D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Pretty waterfall

Went with a guide to this out of the way waterfall. Pretty but not spectacular. Took a long time... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Judy M
Portland, Oregon
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“private land” (3 reviews)
“cool dip” (2 reviews)
North of Panamerican | North of Panamerican, Esteli, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

A pretty waterfall with a serene pool at the bottom. Some rocks around the edges to sit on a jump off. People seem to leave a lot of trash here, however; I would suggest the owner use the entrance fees toward hiring someone to clean...More

Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went with a guide to this out of the way waterfall. Pretty but not spectacular. Took a long time to get there on an I paved road. If you are in the area then go but don't make a special trip.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

After a morning of building (habitat for humanity), we head off for a little hike and a cool dip at the waterfall. Be prepared for a dusty walk and bathing suit on as there is no place to easily change. The water was fairly cold...More

Thank LCrompton
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Shame about the garbage around the lower pool, but something to get used to in Central America. Went in January (dry season) and there was still quite a bit of water falling. The swim was refreshing after pushing a bicycle 5kms uphill to get to...More

Thank nmuscroft07
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This could be such a great place, the waterfall and surrounding nature is truely remarkable, BUT.... Why pay 25 Córdoba entrance fee If the whole damn place is littered all over? This is a private property we were told by the neighbours and I would...More

Thank Guido B
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

The way is nice ...I do it by bicycle. ..be carfull it's really hard to go there . But the waterfall are absolutly not intetesting .

1  Thank Christophede7
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The waterfall itself is beautiful. But there's quite a lot of litter at this place. We hiked there from the hospital which is nearby. The hike was about 7km and it takes about an hour to get there. From the entrance it's another 800m. It...More

Thank djgmw
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Took a taxi to the entrance from the center of town and paid 250 cords for two people. The lady at the gate said that was a bit expensive but said that they sometimes try charging upwards of 500. Trek to the waterfall was easy...More

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to take a picnic and chill out with nature. We swam in the coldish water right behind the waterfall. Beautiful birds and butterflies abound. Steep walk down and back up again, but well worth it. They say in the guide book that the...More

Thank owstonlewis
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I walked from the centre of town - about ten kilometres all up. First walk out to the hospital, then turn right into the road with a bus stop in one corner and a tie da on the other - it's dirt at the start...More

Thank ComradeRose
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