Canyoning or Canyoneering is an exciting multi-sport adventure that is gaining popularity for the masses. We have combined Ziplining, Waterfall Rappelling, and Hiking along with optional Swimming and Cliff Jumping as high as 25 feet. Canyoning is no longer just for die hard adventurers and expert climbers anymore. At Jaco Canyoning you have the opportunity to experience true Canyoning even if you have never been in a harness.
Just 20 minutes from Jaco we will arrive at our base to start your adventure. After fueling up with an authentic Costa Rican meal let’s hop in our 4×4 safari vehicles and drive up the mountain over 1000′ to get to our private reserve. Your guide will stop along the way to point out interesting flora and fauna and the incredible views of the ocean and countryside. When we arrive at the top you will be outfitted with latest and safest gear from Black Diamond in the USA. You will be instructed on the safe and proper use of our equipment then begin your 5 minute hike to the first zipline. After 2 “zips” over the river we will do a dry training rappel to familiarize you with the proper technique. A short hike down river and we will have some swimming and cliff jumping (4-25′) opportunities if you desire! Now it is time to get wet! 4 rappels through the waterfalls and YOU will do it all on your own. At all times you will be “safe and backed up” by your guides! After a short climb up we will exit the canyon and hike 15-20 minutes back to the truck. By the time you are finished you can say “I am a canyoneer!” and can check this off your bucket list.
Fun for the whole family – we have taken people from ages 7 – 78 on this exciting excursion. All you need is a little sense of adventure!
Note:If you have any physical limitations that you are unsure of please contact us to see if this is an issue or not. The hike out, while steep, is on an excellent trail and is only a ¼ mile.
WhenDaily from 7am to 11:30am and 1pm to 5:30pm
InclusionsTransportation to base camp, breakfast or lunch, entrance fees, bilingual guides and certified gear
Meeting PlaceJaco office
Group Size2 - 16 people - Ask about larger groups
Your Adventure Begins
We will pick you up at our office or your hotel then head South along the coast for 15 minutes until we head inland to our private ranch. We will arrive at our basecamp where you will be fitted with the latest and safest gear. Our hike into the canyon is 5 minutes to the first zipline and your training wall where you will receive instructions and take a "practice run" at rappelling.
Swimming, Cliff Jumping and Rappelling Oh My!
After swimming , jumping into the waterfall or just putting your feet in the refreshing water you will begin the first of 4 rappels through the middle of the waterfall. The fun increases as your skills improve on your descent! We will then hike out of the river to the trail that take us out of the jungle and right back to our truck.