Is waterfall rappelling in Costa Rica on your bucket list? Have you always dreamed of ziplining through a rainforest canopy? This is the experience for you! For this Costa Rica canyoning tour, we have combined ziplining, waterfall rappelling, and hiking along with optional swimming and cliff jumping from heights of up to 25 feet.
Canyoning— also known as canyoneering—is an exciting multi-sport adventure that is gaining popularity with thrill-seekers around the world. But it isn’t just for die-hard adventurers and expert climbers anymore. With Costa Rica Waterfall Tours, you can experience true canyoning even if you have never been in a harness before.
Your canyoning adventure starts only 20 minutes from Jaco. After fueling up with an authentic Costa Rican meal, we hop in our 4×4 safari vehicles and drive up the mountain over 1000ft to reach 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 the latest and safest gear from Black Diamond in the USA. You will receive a full briefing on the safe and proper use of our equipment before hiking for 5 minutes to the first zipline.
After two “zips” over the river, we move on to a dry training rappel to familiarize you with the proper technique for waterfall rappelling in Costa Rica. A short hike downriver leads us to our next spot. Before rappelling, you can enjoy some swimming and cliff jumping (4ft to 25ft) if you desire!
Now it is time to face the waterfall! When you join us for canyoning in Jaco, Costa Rica, you rappel down the waterfall four times—and YOU will do it all on your own.
Of course, your guide will ensure you stay “safe and backed up” at all times! After a short climb up, we exit the canyon and hike 15 to 20 minutes back to the truck. By the time you are finished, you can say “I am a canyoneer!” and check this off your bucket list.
This Costa Rica canyoning tour is fun for the whole family. We have taken people from ages 7 to 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 let us know so we can see if this is an issue or not. The hike out, while steep, is on an excellent trail and is only a ¼ mile.
If you have any questions about canyoning and waterfall rappelling in Costa Rica, please feel free to get in touch.
Feeling extra adventurous? You may just love extreme canyoneering in Jaco, Costa Rica!
What to Bring
All of our tours will run rain or shine. When it rains here it is still relatively warm and the rain can actually enhance your experience while you are in the rain forest. However, if the rain is so strong that it creates conditions that your guide deems it unsafe, we will cancel the tour and you can reschedule or receive a refund.
We will pick you up at our meeting location or your accommodation then head south along the coast for 15 minutes. We then head inland to our private ranch.
We will arrive at our base camp where you will be fitted with the latest and safest gear.
Our hike into the canyon to the first zipline and training wall only takes five minutes. Here you will receive instructions and take a “practice run” at rappelling.
After swimming, jumping into the waterfall, or just putting your feet in the refreshing water, you will begin the first of four 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 takes us out of the jungle and right back to our truck.