The Nauyaca Waterfalls are located in a canyon approximately eight meters wide.
One of the falls is forty-five meters high in free fall and the other, twenty meters high with a tiered fall, forming at the bottom a 1,000 square meter and six meter deep pool. There are also other smaller natural pools where visitors can seize the opportunity and enjoy the waters with their families or friends.
Punta Mala National Wildlife Refuge is the continuation process of the long and difficult conservationist work done by Mr. Fernando Araya and his family for the protection of the wildlife on Punta Mala, in particular the Olive Ridley Sea Turtle that was menace by poachers and traders. The Araya family later, gave MINAE part of the land where the actual Refuge stands and help them continue with this outstanding work.