San Antón Falls (Salto de San Antón) is 3 km (1.8 mi.) w. of the city center via the Ayuntamiento Bridge, a short distance n., then just s.w. on Avenida del Salto; the entrance is near Plazoleta del Salto at the end of the street. The falls, about 120 feet tall, plunge down a barranca (narrow river gorge) against a backdrop of lush vegetation, tropical butterflies and unusual basalt rock formations. Near the falls, just off the walkway, are a couple of tables and altars to the Virgin Mary. Locally made pottery is sold on the street, along with plants and coconut juice. From the Borda Gardens, this pretty retreat is a 10-minute taxi ride or a 30-minute walk away.
Note: Reaching the falls requires climbing approximately 10 flights of steep stairs. A walkway that runs behind the falls can be accessed by descending another set of steep staircases. There are no handrails and the path can be slippery. Restrooms are located near the entrance.