Gocta Waterfall is such a stunning natural beauty which is worth a try if you are a backpacker travelling in Peru. It is well-known with two parts of waterfalls falling down from really high cliff which was reported as 771 meters by the National Geographic (though there are still some controversies about it). However, no matters how tall it is, you are unable to refuse the breath-taking beauty of this Gocta Waterfall once getting here.
How to get to the Gocta Waterfall
Gocta Waterfall, Peru is located in the Amazon region which is reasonably abandoned by tourists despite of its gorgeous views due to the hard of transportation. In order to come to Peru only, you have to take a flight from Lima to the center of Jaen then get on a 4-hour ride to reach Chachapoyas. Then from Chachapoyas, it is necessary to find other kind of transport to come to Gocta.
There are several ways which you could choose from: following an Amazonas region tour, or taking part in a tour offered in the downtown of Chachapoyas which will cost about $20 to $30. The more interesting way to move around is hiring a horse. It seems to be very suitable as the price is just around $13, moreover, you will be led by the locals.
Although the way to Gocta Waterfall may be so tricky, yet, you would find it worthy later.
Hanging out at the Gocta Waterfall
The first impression you will get while having the first step here is it is such a rough roads with ways many up and down slopes. However, there are still some flat route which you can slow down or even stop to take pictures.
At the end of the route, you may find a beautiful flat stop where you can freely look at the pool view from a little higher place. It is ok to swim in that pool, yet, the water may be a little bit too cold for some people, yet other says it is quite refreshing.
Gocta Waterfalls is great with a view including both sections from the far far away place. Yet, since getting closer, the waterfall is too huge to be seen all. You can only have the bottom half of it.
Accommodation in Gocta Waterfalls
If you wanna stay in this area, it is impossible unless you go down to the village nearby. Therefore, if you plan to spend a night here, go down from the fall at least 2 hours before getting dark.
There are some hotels and hostels available in Cocachimba with a variety in prices and quality. The best and clearly the priciest hotel of them all is the Gocta Lodge charging $90 for reservation only. Yet, even when you do not intend to have a night here, it is recommended to have a meal here as its stunning views with waterfalls and Peruvian mountains.
For the more affordable room, you should consider other hotels nearby ( there are only six or seven more). They will cost you from $15 to $120 a night. Some of them offer breakfast. Check out at Booking.com for more information and deals. Moreover, you can choose one from Airbnb, though there are no many more options as not many hotels are opened in thar small town.
In conclusion, the Gocta Waterfall, with beautiful scene and not-crowded tourism, may be your ideal next destination. Just spend a little research on it and grab your thing for the coming trip.