Many tourists choose Costa Rica as their vacation destination because of the variety of options that the country offers, beautiful beaches, relaxation, wellness retreats, eco-tourism and of course adventure. 23% of the tourists that visit the country said they did so with the purpose of experiencing adventure tourism according to statistics by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT).
Canyoning is a practice that continues to gain more and more fans, the combination of exercise, adventure and adrenaline make this an attractive tour option for national and international tourists.
Canyoning involves different activities such as rappelling, hiking, climbing and jumping, along a natural canyon.
The tours can take anywhere from three to four hours depending on the area and the number of people in a group.
Canyoning experiences in Costa Rica usually include waterfalls, canopy and hanging bridges, tours are usually created according to the level of expertise of the group.
Canyons in Costa Rica are classified from class one to six depending on their difficulty.
Costa Rica is one of the few places where adventurers can experience waterfall rappelling.
It is important to hire a reputable tour company with experienced guides that offer all the security measures required. Canyoning equipment includes ropes, pulleys, helmets and harnesses, make sure they are all in good conditions.
Some of the most popular places to practice canyoning in Costa Rica are Arenal in La Fortuna; Rio Perdido in Guanacaste; Turrialba; Uvita and Monteverde.