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Canyoneering in Costa Rica

Canyoneering is a wonderful word which some of you may have heard before, but never known exactly what it means. For those of you who do know what it means and who have already been canyoneering, you will likely already have a broad smile on your face brought about by great memories. Canyoneering can involve a combination of any, or all of the following: waterfall rappelling or abseiling, waterfall jumping, scrambling over rocks, swimming, negotiating rivers and trails, and generally making the most of a totally natural obstacle course. In Costa Rica, that obstacle course will be set within acre after acre of unspoilt rainforest, and often located on the side of a volcano! Canyoneering is also known as canyoning, kloofing in South-Africa, torrentismo in Italian and barranquismo in Spanish.

Canyoneering the Costa Rico Rios way

Canyoneering can be as challenging as you want, and as with any ‘extreme’ sport, everyone has to start somewhere. Here at Costa Rica Rios so many of our clients have requested that we include canyoneering on specifically tailored adventure tours that we have created our own fabulous canyoneering tour in Sitio Mata, just to the south-east of Turrialba, which will challenge all skill levels, from beginners to hardy ‘pros’, and which works perfectly for families too.

“Leave no Trace

Don’t panic, we’re not talking about your disappearing off the face of the earth and nobody ever hearing from you again. “Leave no trace” is part of our ethical policy concerning protecting the beautiful environment around us. When you have finished canyoneering, our aim is to ensure there is no trace left that you were ever there!

What to expect when canyoneering with Costa Rico Rios    

First off, we will collect you and return you to your accommodation. You will be taken to a private reserve where you are unlikely to encounter anyone else. You will have the opportunity to rappel down five waterfalls ranging in height from 30-65 feet and you will have the constant company of Costa Roca Rios trained guides, who will provide advice and tuition, whatever level of experience you have. These guides are one of the reasons our canyoning outings are so popular with families.

Canyoneering across Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, it is pretty fair to say that wherever there’s a river, there’s a waterfall, and where there’s a waterfall, there’s an opportunity for canyoneering. Names you may come to recognize when looking for the best place in Costa Rica to go canyoneering will include Arenal Volcano, the Pacuare River and Manuel Antonio. For those in need of a serious adrenalin rush and who don’t mind the coldest water when waterfall rappelling in Costa Rica, Monteverde has some seriously fast-flowing water and the highest waterfalls, which means the longest waterfall rappels too!

A canyoneering tour for the memory bank

If you are looking for the ultimate in canyoneering tours, then we strongly recommend you head for the south Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Less well-known for eco-tourism, this is an area full of canyons and waterfalls, including the Diamante fall. If you are going to make the trip down here worthwhile, a two-day canyoning tour is recommended, especially as the highlight will be the opportunity to sleep overnight in a cave!

Specializing in adventure vacations in Costa Rica, here at Costa Rica Rios, aside from our 8-day Adventure Tour and Honeymoon Adventure Package, we can create individual, bespoke adventure packages to concentrate on your favored activities, particularly if canyoneering, or canyoning, is on your list.

It is hard to resist the allure of Costa Rica if you like exploring and are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, so take advantage of our local knowledge and give us a call. We’ll be glad to talk you through all you can expect from an adventure vacation in Costa Rica, and happily answer any questions you may have.

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