Within the forests of Cumaca lies a series of three beautiful spread type waterfalls, where curtains of water cascade down limestone faces. These waterfalls are immediately after each other on the Turure River. At the base of each waterfall is a pool that invites you to take a swim. The third waterfall has several pools as the limestone forms a firm base for the river as it flows downstream. Here the pools are of varying depth with some being very shallow. Towards the end of the dry season the flow of water over the cascades is greatly reduced, but there are still pools for swimming as in the photo below.

The hike to the waterfalls takes approximately 35 to 45 minutes, going through pristine tropical rain forest. As you move along the forest trail, the calls of the bell bird can be heard echoing among the trees. There are several river crossings and hiking in the water along this relatively easy hike and the few uphill portions are not difficult. Persons visiting these waterfalls should remain on the trail and not wander off, as this area has the poisonous Fer-de lance snake especially during the rainy season.

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