The legend of Costa Rica’s Catarata del Toro

While most people go to Costa Rica’s Catarata del Toro—a plunging waterfall into a heavily forested ravine—to splurge on waterfall rappelling or hiking trips, local lore has it that the famous waterfall was once host to a more costly venture. To please the Gods, the native people threw the massive, costly bull down the waterfall into the deep basin below, giving it to the gods, but also burying it for eternity below the swirling rapids.