Fall seen from path
A short walk up the side of the mountain in the Calentura National Park
is a place so nice we seriously considered not including
it in the site.
Up from the road by the stadium,
about half an hour's walk (follow the water pipe,) is a
small waterfall so picturesque one is reminded of the
movie "Emerald Forest".
The water is absolutely pure. We are told that the pipe
which goes to the dam some two hundred meters higher up
supplies Puerto Castilla, a small town on the other side
of Trujillo Bay. The fall is remote enough that chances
are very good that there are no other souls about, so a
little dipping in the birthday suit harms no one.
At this particular site there are two small falls. The
one on West side is the more forceful one; if you are a
good swimmer you can get underneath it and sit on an
outcropping so that you are behind the fall.
|Pleasure for man
The East fall is smaller; floating near it
gives the sensation of being immersed in frizzy water.
Once you have made it back to the road, you are probably
thirsty and hungry; it's only a short distance from the Bahia and Gringo Bar.
Please! Take your rubbish home with you. Don't throw
bottles in the fall; we'd really like to come back a few
years from now and not feel guilty that we placed this
little paradise on the web!