Canyoning in Jaco

Badge of ExcellenceJacó, Costa Rica

From USD 106.67

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a break from the beach for a different kind of fun in Jaco with this action-packed canyoning adventure. Soar through the rain forest on ziplines, rappel down tropical waterfalls, and scramble down a rocky riverbed. No experience is required, as expert guides are on hand to ensure a safe and unforgettable romp through Costa Rica’s natural playground.
  • Half-day canyoning adventure from Jaco
  • Spot native wildlife like monkeys and scarlet macaws on a rain forest hike
  • Soar through the canyon on a series of ziplines
  • Rappel down four tropical waterfalls
  • Slide and climb down a river
  • Stay safe with expert guides and top-of-the-line equipment
  • No experience necessary
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure

What's Included

  • Transportation to Basecamp
  • Professional English Speaking Guides
  • Certified Black Diamond Gear
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Costa Rica Waterfall Tours
    Jaco Walk meet in front of Taco Bar, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, 61101, Costa Rica

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Choose a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your expert guides at an office in central Jaco. Take a quick 15-minute ride to base camp at a gorgeous 800-acre (324-hectare) property, and then get ready for the adventure with provided Certified Black Diamond gear and a safety briefing. A hike of 20 to 30 minutes takes you into the canyon, with the opportunity to see monkeys, toucans, scarlet macaws, and other wildlife along the way.

Jump-start the action with a zipline flight that lands on a platform perched above a 300-foot (91-meter) waterfall. Clip on to a rope and, with the help of your guide, rappel down a series of four different waterfalls ranging from 70-90 feet (21-27 meters) in height. Not to worry if you've never rappelled before — it’s a skill that most people can pick up quickly with a bit of expert instruction. Yes, you will get wet!

Next, down-climb the river, scrambling over rocks and boulders to reconnect with the trail. Exit the canyon the fun and fast way on a pair of super ziplines, the longest of which stretches more than 2,000 feet (610 meters). Reward your efforts with a fresh fruit snack and beverage before the return ride to Jaco.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • What to Bring:
  • Shoes or Strap-on sandals. No Flip-Flops
  • Water
  • All passenger weights must be advised at time of booking for harness fitting
  • Camera
  • Bug Spray
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Adrenaline Rush
Joseph_V, Mar 2023
Exciting adrenalin rush. The 2 zip lines were a fun way to start the excitement. Christian and Lomar were fun and informative when it came to safety and teaching the repelling. The waterfall repel was a challenge. You better be in good shape to handle the rush, humidity and challenging hike back up the waterfall. We enjoyed the experience
It had its ups and downs (all kidding aside, two thumbs up).
timothy_l, Feb 2023
Great trip - strenuous (but mostly only for the climb back out of the gorge at the end). But very safe given what it is, and Mike and Lomar were excellent guides - quite knowledgable, personable and attentive. They felt like old friends by the end. The truck ride up and back was very scenic. And rugged. Ride on the cab, if they'll let you, but make sure everyone gets a turn if they want to. Saw toucans, scarlet macaws and cicada rain (don't try to taste it). The provided lunch was good. Local flavor, prepared on site, and quite appreciated. It was the dry season, so the 'river' was on the lower side - we didn't really get drenched above the knees except from jumping in the two pools. The water was just brisk enough to be refreshing. Not cold at all. The rappels were generally fairly short, but still fun (it may not be thrilling for really experienced canyoneers). Lomar went out of his way to try to help get some pics with our phones (when safety and circumstances allowed). Some of the helmets have camera mounts. Wish I had known/thought of this and brought my GoPro along -my only complaint, really. My friends and I enjoyed the whole experience quite a bit. Beer was available at the end, and cheap.
Great time, Christian &...
john_w, June 2022
Great time, Christian & Lamar we funny and professional. Safety was taken seriously. My wife & I took our 3 adult daughters ages 18, 21 & 24. The rainforest was fascinating and we saw a toucan and a black & green dart frog. I would recommend this excursion for the adventurous. Would definitely do this one again.
Lamar is the best. Do this trip!
Daniel_W, Apr 2022
This is a must do trip. The tour guide, Lamar, has been doing this for 18 years and knows everything there is about the jungle. He found us toucans, a pack of monkeys, wild turkeys and all types of cool trees. The actual canyoning itself is so fun a ridiculously beautiful.
Unexpected Wild Tour
Frank_A, Aug 2021
Is not as easy as it looks lol. Our guide was Lomar. He was fun and energetic, kept us laughing the entire trip. The hike was fun and not too difficult, but going down the waterfall that was hard, exciting, and scary all at the same time.
VeganSean, June 2021
Our guides were awesome. They made it all fun from beginning to the end. They were funny and analyzed the all situations to keep us safe.
Awesome experience! A must do!!
Katricia_R, Oct 2018
This was a great experience fro all 4 of us starting from the check-in with Hanna to the guides, Edwardo, Josue and Jaquin!! We felt very safe and loved the experience! Highly recommend!
This tour was the perfect...
Angela M, Feb 2017
This tour was the perfect mini-adventure. We did the early morning tour, which was the perfect temperature for the hiking involved. I loved how the tour was varied, with a great mix of hiking, zip lining, and of course the repelling. I thought the waterfall repelling would be much more difficult than it turned out to be, thanks to the full explanation from the guides we got it down quickly. Josh was so funny - he was very encouraging throughout the entire trip, his ease up on the platforms made the drops much more manageable. Serious rush of adrenaline, highly recommend it
You would never guess a few minutes...
Kathleen_H, Nov 2016
You would never guess a few minutes from the beach is an amazing jungle and beautiful waterfalls. The guides are wonderful and help you the entire way. It is a fun and exciting adventure. Definitely something you need to do.