This weekend a group of girls and I went to Montezuma, Costa Rica. I’m going to be honest, it wasn’t my favorite weekend here. I didn’t really like the town, everything was way overpriced and the people weren’t as nice as I expected. But there was one redeeming aspect that saved the weekend from being remembered by the negatives: las Cataratas de Montezuma.
A 20-minute walk up and down rocks winding through trees and branches. Then you arrive at a GIANT waterfall cascading into a pool of clear & pure water. Then you look over and see people jumping off the rocks, swimming under the falls and simply enjoying Pura Vida.
After a short photo shoot, because of course what else would you expect from a group of 7 college-age women? You dive into the refreshing water and swim closer to the falls where you start chatting with 2 men, who were surfers from Uruguay visiting one of the beach towns near Montezuma, and a bunch of locals. You get to talking and then all of a sudden they ask “so you all want to go under the waterfall?”
Hesitantly, you say yes. Because when you’ve travelled over 6 hours by Uber, bus, ferry, another bus and a rickety van to get somewhere you better believe you can’t turn down the offer. The offer to sit beneath one of the most beautiful things Mother Nature has to offer.
They grab your hands and pull you along the rocks until you find yourself under the falls. They are powerful and terrifying and amazing, all at the same time. You stay there for a little bit. Eventually make your way back out to the sunlight of the hot Saturday morning. Then you soon can’t resist a second offer to go back under the falls, but this time to sit on the rocks under. The feeling of being inside of something so powerful & natural is enough to give you the chills. It is unlike anything you’ve ever felt before. One of the men from Uruguay shouts “let go and just feel it!” In that moment an indescribable feeling passes over, a feeling that even I cannot put into words.
So looks like if you truly want to understand it and feel it, you’ll have to make your way down to Montezuma to experience it yourself on❤️