After paying a small entrance fee, we begin a hike that I am convinced will not be a disappointment.
Above the level of human noise, the relaxing sounds of nearby rushing water reminds me why we are here and we press on.
I am not sure if it rained here earlier in the morning but moisture is lingering in the air and some portions of the path are slippery. In some areas, the vegetation forms a natural canopy and is so dense the morning light struggles to break through. The trees are alive with vivid jungle colors and often a bird or two can be heard chirping in the distance, no doubt hidden among the tree leaves.
There is even a small suspension bridge that adds nicely to the picturesque scenery.
One last set of steps through an area of banana plants and we will be there.
The hike has been a little more challenging than expected. However, soon we are standing on a small hill looking down at the base of the waterfall as the descending water crashes into it.
The magnificence of the thundering sound and the splashing spray of the water pulls us in. We cautiously go down a slippery path to get a close up and more splendid view.
A few hundred feet above me I can see where the water begins it's crashing descent.
There is an amazing thing about standing here that everyone should at least have an opportunity in life to experience.