How to get there?
Take the Interamericana Norte, exiting on Sardinal towards Monteverde, once in Monteverde it´s 8 km until you reach the El Tigre Waterfalls parking lot along a gravel road.
Distance: 6 km
Accessibility: Not accessible
What to bring? Comfortable clothing, trail tennis shoes or boots, swimsuit, towel, waterproof jacket, sunscreen, repellent, snacks, hydration and excellent attitude.
Vehicle: Four wheel drive vehicles
$ 19 trail entrance
$ 49 complete tour on horseback, trails and food.
Accommodation: Selina Monteverde
We arrived on Friday at Selina Monteverde, which is less than 10 minutes from downtown and is super cool like all the Selina hostels.
The next day we got ready and went down for breakfast at 7 am to then take the road to El Tigre Waterfalls. The road is gravel and when reaching the highest part of the mountain if you are lucky and it is clear you will see an incredible panoramic view of Arenal and the lake, so the earlier the better.
When we arrived at the Tigre parking lot, they welcomed us following all the protocols of the Health Ministry, then at the reception (beautiful) they gave us an explanation of the trail so after that we set off.
The trail is awesome, it starts down through the forest and little by little the refreshing sound of the river gains strength until it reaches the first waterfall and the largest waterfall. It is undoubtedly a magical place, the spray of the water plus the rays of the sun generated a rainbow everywhere, we were soaked without having to submerge ourselves in the water, a simply unmatched sensation.
After this waterfall we continued the super cool tour next to the river through a beautiful forest, crossed many hammock bridges and logs, we passed several waterfalls of different sizes, all perfect and we enjoyed every moment of the tour.
After walking for more than an hour, we stopped for a picnic by the river just before starting the hike back.
On the way back we came across an area with bathrooms where the tour horses arrive and after that we came across a pasture where we walked until we found the street that leads back to the beginning of the trail.
At the end we said goodbye to this place that we enjoyed to the fullest to go to Monteverde downtown for lunch.
* DATE OF HIKE: December 2020