Cueva Los Coyotes

Add Cueva Los Coyotes to your travel itinerary when you visit Costa Rica. It’s very close to the Liberia Airport, and well worth the low entry fee. 

Where Is It?

If you’re not yet in Costa Rica, be sure to check Expedia for flights. Compare different dates, airports, and layovers to find the best price before you come check out the sloths.

Getting to Coyotes is super easy. Check out the Google Maps listing that you can follow from your phone. It’s a quick drive north from Liberia, then a well marked turn towards the volcanos.

You’ll find a small booth at the parking area to Coyotes, where you’ll pay $2000 Colon for an adult and $1000 Colon for a child. For reference, that’s about $3 USD per adult. A very fair price for such a great activity.

entrance to the cueva
Beginning of the tube tour into the cave

If you're heading out for an adventure, you're going to need some cold watch and snacks. Pick up a backpack cooler, which has ample room for what you'll need while you enjoy the beach. There is an added benefit of freeing up your hands to carry the fun stuff!

Float Or Swim

The staff at Coyotes will rent out large tubes for a low price. Be sure to bring some extra change. 

Although tubes aren’t necessary, I recommend them for kids especially. If you’re a strong swimmer you’ll be able to easily swim your way up river. There’s multiple break spots along the way. 

If you have water shoes or Five Fingers, I recommend bringing them. There’s cool spots you may want to check out along the rocks where more traction is beneficial.

Kids love tubing their way up the river

Protect your gear with a waterproof fanny pack. These are great as you can be confident that nothing will get wet as you tour Costa Rica. You definitely don't want to leave important items on the beach, so with these packs you can explore the water without constantly watching your stuff!

Reach The Waterfall

After you make it through the first enclosed cave, you’ll reach a nice break location. Here you’ll find a shallow area of the river which is great for taking a break. 

There’s a massive exposed root system coming down from above. The kids loved climbing the roots and jumping into the river below. Be sure to always check for depth and submerged trees before the kids start jumping. 

A little further along the river, you’ll encounter a cool double waterfall. This location is enclosed by rocks above. The current is strong, but with a tube the kids were able to enjoy it easily.

You’ll notice in the video and pictures that the water is a little more hazy that our previous videos. We visited in late May, after the rain has started picking up.

If you’re looking to visit Coyotes when it has the picturesque blue water, try around December – March. This is the dry season and there’s less sediment in the river.

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