El Salto Waterfall

El Salto Waterfall, Colima: Address, Phone Number, El Salto Waterfall Reviews: 4/5

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Heather V
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Broken railings not allowed to swim
Feb 2020
So we were excited to swim in the beautiful waterfall.
It was very tough to get out of the city and find highway 98 north but we finally found it.
Near the city it is very challenging to navigate around all the semi trailers. We headed north and the road is very twisty and mountainous. When we arrived at el salto, we saw the water park. The pools there were filled with algae and leaves. We went to the bathrooms with no toilet seats and paid the usual five pesos.after getting directions to the waterfall, we walked down a steep short hill. The waterfall is beautiful but unfortunately, the railings are eroded and the steps are blocked off. You do need to watch your step as you view the falls.
Unfortunately, the water park was too grungy to enjoy.
Had we know the state of the waterfalls, we wouldn’t have gone. We were pretty disappointed and hope the Mexican people can fix this beautiful spot soon.
Written 18 February 2020
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Stylo F
Colima, Mexico16 contributions
One of Our Favorite Spots
Apr 2019
Love this waterfall! We go every couple months, and we've yet to see it crowded, there's lots to do and see, little snack shops and eateries, and if the waterfall and pools make you nervous, they also have actual man-made pools before the fall even ones for kids with small slides. It's the perfect place to go on a hot day, the water the perfect temperature, lots of area to lay out your stuff, and it only costs $15 pesos for person (less than $1 USD)
Written 3 September 2019
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Manzanillo, Mexico8 contributions
Great tour to El Salto Waterfalls
Feb 2018
The trip to the falls is on a very winding road but quite scenic. The falls themselves are amazing. Very refreshing.
Written 18 June 2018
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Winnipeg, Canada1 104 contributions
So pretty
Feb 2018
We went with Francisco of Tlaloc Tours and had a great time. He is based out of the Tesoro Resort but I have his contact info if you want. PM me and I will send it to you. Excellent English!!!

He knew we had some diabetics with us so he even made sure to put some diet pop in the cooler along with beer, regular pop and water. If you are a diabetic in Mexico, you know how hard it is at times to find diet pop.

He took us first to a place that offered milk straight from the cow. Sounds icky but was pretty darn good. They put in some chocolate powder, then cane alcohol to kill any bacteria, then milk the cow into the glass. Tasted like a chocolate milkshake. We then drove about halfway when he stopped at a small store for anyone who needed the bathroom. A small break and great for getting road snacks. He made sure to point out the "sleeping woman" in the mountains as we were driving there.

Once we arrived at el Salto, we all, including Francisco got changed into our bathing suits. A few of us played in the water park for a bit. The water is fed by the same source as the waterfall so it is clean and cool, not full of chemicals. When we were finished playing we went for the short walk to the waterfall. We were not allowed to bring glass bottles but that is understandable. There is a picnic area as well as bathrooms on the way to the falls if you are going to drive there yourselves. We walked down the stairs to the bottom and Francisco helped us across to a rocky area where we could post for pictures or play go into the water to play in the waterfall. There is a small creek the waterfall empties into that you can play in as well. This leads to a small beach. As I was the one taking pictures I didn't get a chance to see the beach. You should wear water shoes as the rocks are a little slippery. I could not figure out why Francisco got changed, but he comes into the water with you to make sure you are safe.

When we were done playing in the waterfall, we went back up and had a yummy lunch that was waiting for us. We had so much food we were stuffed. I said that all that was missing was a hammock and the guy who made our lunch went into the back and brought one for me to lay on. He tied it up and I was in heaven. Some people relaxed and dried off while others went back into the waterpark until it was time to leave.

This was a fun excursion and we didn't feel rushed like some others we have been on.
Written 25 February 2018
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San Diego, CA22 contributions
1.5 Hours outside the city, small nature park
Jul 2017
This was a small nature park about 1.5 hours outside the city. Not exactly what I was expecting, there was some build-out of picnic tables and an above the ground pool, to kind of make this place an attraction, but it was not very appealing. 5 minute walk from the parking area to a little waterfall, it had rained so the water was not clear. But this was interesting to see. For how far the drive was outside of Manzanillo I would not really recommend this, unless you were desperate for something to do.
Written 23 January 2018
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Larry F
Manzanillo, Mexico112 contributions
A Pleasant Drive
Mar 2017 • Family
The drive is slow and peaceful as you send your way up to the Waterfall Park. At the top of the park just off the highway is a a water park and picnic area. When we were there it was clean and many people were enjoying the features. Further down is the waterfall and river. The viewing area is readily accessible, less so the river itself. While several people were enjoying the pools and river you need to be agile and surefooted to get down to it.
Written 9 April 2017
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Rancho Cordova, CA23 contributions
Butterfly Paradise
Dec 2016 • Couples
What a strange place. The road was great and the directions easy. It was wierd to drive past some grim characters, straight out of a Tarantino movie, full ready with assault rifles, and that grim look.

They were guarding the Iron mine. Which goes to show you that private armies are real- when you can afford to hire them.

El Salto itself was run down. Which is too bad. The place is butterfly heaven. We made a point of swimming the Canyon and trying to hike around.

Unfortunately, the trash around here is ubiquitous. I get that poverty breeds a lack of environmental respect- but the sloppiness around this place hits a new level. It should be normal to see the people do something other then throw their garbage in the river. Like find a common dump place, or act like decent human beings.

Unfortunately, Mexico is one of those head scratching places, where the opportunity for greatness is overwhelmed by corruption and weak leadership.

Written 29 December 2016
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John C
Monterrey, Mexico192 contributions
Check out this wonderful waterfall.... and skip the water park!
Mar 2016 • Family
What a beautiful site! My family and I truly liked this site which is a wonderful natural formation... we loved it! It is roughly an hour from downtown Colima but it is a very enjoyable countryside drive. Enjoy the waterfall but plan on skipping the water park that isn't very well kept nor develeped... Hope this helps!
PS - The waterfall is reputed to be quite dangerous UNDER the falls --local lore is that a young man tried swimming under, was caught in the torrent, a friend went in after him and then a third... none came out alive.
Written 31 March 2016
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Christine R
118 contributions
Great waterfall
May 2015 • Friends
This is a beautiful area of Colima, unfortunately, the park is not very well maintained which is unfortunate as it would be a lovely place to have a picnic or stop off on your way to Colima.
Written 7 November 2015
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McKinleyville, California, United States103 contributions
Drive is worth the site......The site is worth the drive
Apr 2015 • Family
We have lived part-time within 1.5 hours of El Salto falls for near 20 years and just yesterday we visited there. It was about 1.5 hours from Colima, Colima by very good but winding narrow road. It was the second week of Mexican vacaciones so there were quite a few people at the kioskas on top of the parque. But down the trail near the falls there was hardly anyone.
i would recommend to anyone as even I with a bad ankle could easily manage the trail. We drove on to Manzanillo as we had family(friends) from Mexico City with us and they wanted to walk on the beach a little. So we went on to the little beach town of Pariso for comida at a typical beach restuarant. We had pulpo, camarones etc.....pretty ordinary.
Written 8 April 2015
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