Cascada Gozalandia, Sec Lechuza, San Sebastián, Puerto Rico
10:00am - 6:00pm Daily
hike, outdoor-adventures, water-activities
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Cascada Gozalandia (Gozalandia Waterfall) is a stunning waterfall and swimming area in Western Puerto Rico!
Located in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, Gozalandia Waterfall (or Cascada Gozalandia) is a great stop for kids of all ages. Once you arrive, pay the staff member to park in the parking lot ($10.00 USD). After parking in the gravel parking lot, you will see a small pond. Around the pond, there is a restaurant, bathrooms, and the entrance to Gozalandia Waterfall (left of the pond). Really, it is a series of waterfalls along a river.
After walking down the first flight of stairs (under the entrance sign), follow the path to a fork. Go left and down the stairs to reach the larger of the two waterfalls (about 5 minutes walk from the parking lot). Go right and follow the path to reach the smaller waterfall (about another 10 minutes walk).
While the smaller waterfall is worth checking out, you will likely spend most of your time at the first waterfall. At the smaller falls, you will find a rocky area where you can hang out and a rope swing to launch into the water. It's pretty rocky here, so bare feet can be tough.
At the first waterfall, enjoy the stunning view of the waterfall and the surrounding area of lush tropical rainforest. In the shallow waters, kids can search for fish and enjoy the cool water on a warm day. Families can also swim beneath the waterfall, which is super fun for all swimmers. You will notice adventurous adults jumping from rock formations in the waterfall, as well as swimming into the underground cave to the right of the falls (fits two-ish people).
Be sure to pack snacks, drinking water, water shoes, sunscreen, and life jackets for novice swimmers. Then, depending on the day and any recent rainfall, water temperatures and levels can be mildly affected. Finally, due to the number of stairs, strollers are not recommended here, babywearing is going to be your best option.