Diamante Falls in Tinamaste are actually a series of ten falls cascading down a tropical green rock wall. The first waterfall begins at 3,300 feet. This remote location takes about a half hour to hike to. The final waterfall is a 600 ft elegant fall which is truly peaceful.
One of the most unique waterfalls on earth sits on top of the mountain with twin 90ft falls! In between is an amazing open air cave that sleeps 30. While at the top you are able to hike to other waterfalls with cliff diving and natural swimming pools, plus a range of other activities.
Spend the night in the cave, start your day with a swim in one of the natural pools beneath the twin falls!
The sound of rushing water is a perfect backdrop for a relaxing time sunbathing or swimming in the natural pool. While you are in the area, try rappelling.
This area is home to macaws, toucans, sloths, armadillos, monkeys, and many reptiles. If you go with a guide they can lead you to some edible hearts of palm and magic berry plants, which help turn sour food sweet. The indigenous people claim that this water has healing powers.
Take a tour of organic gardens and fruit orchids. Pick fresh vegetables and fruit and enjoy your lunch in the open air cave while taking in this amazing landscape. The falls at Diamante Verde are as close to paradise on earth as it gets.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Going straight up Highway 243 towards San Isidro del General. You’ll wind up and down the mountain, passing several small towns like Baru and Platanillo. In about 25 minutes, you’ll get to the town of Tinamastes at the top of the hill where the road levels off. After a large church on the right, take your first right onto a dirt road (there should be a sign for Valle de Vida). This will lead you into Las Tumbas. Follow this road for about 10 minutes, passing a bridge and a small church.
The scenery is amazing but be careful hiking up the mountain, following the steep, rocky path. After 2 hours arrive at two twin, 85-foot (26 meter) waterfalls with a few gigantic boulders which formed the base of a cave which you can go into. You can continue hiking up to the tallest waterfall which is about 600 feet (183 meters) up.