There are these awesome waterfalls about 45 minutes from Machala. We went with the exchange students from and from around Machala. You walk along this trail to get to the eight waterfalls.
At the beginning, we were walking carefully on the bridges and stepping stones, but then, there comes a part where you can't avoid wading in the water. There's this part where you have to crouch through a little rock tunnel, and the water is up to your knees. It was at that part that I decided to not care about getting completely soaked. We also eventually started swimming in the water with all of our clothes to get under the waterfalls.
The rugged terrain