Catarata Gozalandia, San Sebastian

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Survey Catarata Gozalandia and take a refreshing dip under the cool, flowing cascade. This large waterfall plummets 15 m (50 ft) and spans almost 9 m (30 ft) across, giving ample opportunity for scenic photo ops. Don't leave without trying out the deep, cool waters at the bottom. The park has recently made itself more tourist-friendly with the addition of paid parking spaces in convenient proximity to the falls. Make Catarata Gozalandia part of your personalized San Sebastian itinerary using our San Sebastian route app.
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  • Great place to spend some time, has two water falls with easy access, the smallest falls has a rope swing. You can swim at either fall. Kid friendly, full bar with great local food and great service.....  more
    Great place to spend some time, has two water falls with easy access, the smallest falls has a rope swing. You can swim at either fall. Kid friendly, full bar with great local food and great service.....  more »
  • The scenery is amazing.There were tons of little fish. I’m not a strong swimmer, so I stayed away from the center of we’re the waterfall is. It’s a swim at your own risk type of place. If you have... 
    The scenery is amazing.There were tons of little fish. I’m not a strong swimmer, so I stayed away from the center of we’re the waterfall is. It’s a swim at your own risk type of place. If you have...  more »
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  • Get there early to avoid the tourist rush. By 10:30am on a Tuesday it was packed. Water is very cold but refreshing. Nice newer bar area. Ten dollars for parking so bring some cash. Jump area a bit sketch, but doable.
  • Definitely a place to go if you love jumping and swimming in fresh water. Food is pretty pricey and there's no lifeguard or anything so it's a swim at your own risk kind of thing. I would say bring your own life jacket even if you're 100% confident in you swimming abilities. There are no lifeguards, just a lady with a whistle letting you know when it's clear to jump. There are two falls. The first one is to the left and has 85 steps to get to it, but be very careful as they are really steep. The second one is two the right and is a about a 10 min walk and has 110 steps. The first one is the smaller of the two but it's around 35 feet deep in the center. Most people tend to hang around the shallows because the drop off from them is huge. Like you absolutely cannot touch the floor until you're on the other side of the basin which looks to be about a 40 foot swim to where the waterfall is. I didn't get a chance to get to the other falls because there was rain on the way and the river could swell, but apparently it's about 3 times bigger and deeper than the first falls. Pros: lovely to swim in. Nice cool water for hot days. Tons of fun. Cons: expensive food, long steep walk with shaky railings, no lifeguards or anyone to save you if you're drowning.

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