Canyon Costa Rica
Canyon on the amazing Osa Peninsula, right next to Corcovado National Park…
About Canyoning / Canyoneering tour:
Canyoning, also know as Canyoneering, Abseiling, Kloofing, or Waterfall Rappelling, is the most exciting new adventure sport to hit the US, Europe, Japan, South Africa and now Osa Peninsula!
Canyoning offers travellers the opportunity to explore some of Costa Rica’s most fantastic waterfalls. With canyoneering certified and bilingual guides on hand, you will rappel down several gushing falls— An experience that you will never forget!
Canyoning offers a great way to explore the hidden depths of this magical area of Costa Rica, while at the same time, enjoying the fun and adventure of this great water-sport. Whether we are jumping over cascades into crystal clear pools, wading, swimming, climbing or rappelling through waterfalls, the excitement never ends.
You’ll put on a helmet and harness, then brace yourself for non-stop action. Imagine yourself surrounded by lush rain forest inside a spectacular canyon, full of tropical waterfalls and thousands of years of architecture carved out by nature, with surprises each step of the way.
Our awesome canyons are located just a short distance from the town of Golfito. Prepare to get wet and experience the thrill of a lifetime.
Adventure description: (Class V3 a2 II) Beginner-Intermediate
Our fun Purruja canyon is located only ten minutes away from the town of Golfito; in the village of La Purruja. After gearing up, we will hike up on a jungle and narrow trail, for one mile, to the top of the hill, where the first waterfalls is located. Once here, your guides will adjust your canyoning equipment, and explain the proper way to descend the falls. When you’re comfortable with the procedure, you’ll begin rappelling down the first waterfall, about 45 feet (12 meters), at the base, the creek leads into a pristine canyon. From here on, there are eight, similar or shorter waterfalls, and two more rappels, some swimming-holes, and a couple short jumps. Once finished, your guides will help you back to the vehicles and you’ll head back to Golfito.
This adventure can be enjoyed by anyone in good physical condition, with good balance and coordination. No experience is needed.
Please be aware that this trip is a real adventure.
What to Bring with you:
We recommend comfortable shoes (closed-toe) that can get wet with a good grip, i.e. tennis shoes, hiking boots, canyoning shoes. Quick drying clothes (surf shorts, synthetic fabrics). Also, little bag with a water bottle, and personal medication. We recommend to apply sunblock and insect repellent before leaving your room. Only waterproof cameras!
After the adventure: (and this stays in the van)
Change of clothes, shoes or sandals, and a towel.
And one more thing, don’t forget to bring your smiles and sense of adventure!
All the necessary equipment for canyoning.
The tour includes: transportation from the pier in Golfito, snacks, guides, a short training beforehand, and transport back to the pier.
Please let us know if you need a life jacket, (PFD).
What to Expect:
Our Canyoning adventure generally takes about 3 to 4 hours for the beginners section, and up to 6 hours on the advance section.
All guides are trained in Wilderness First Aid and CPR, and certified Canyon Leaders by the American Canyoneering Academy (http://www.canyoneering.net/) There are daily safety checks on all the equipment.
Note: Safety being our main priority, we always keep a close eye on the weather conditions. It may be necessary to cancel a Canyoning tour due to heavy rains. In this event, we can offer you another time or date for the same tour or money back.
There are two tours each day.
Tour Times: 7:30 AM and 01:15 PM.
Upon request, we can start this tour at 9:30 AM from Golfito.
Beginners section: $105 USD per person.
Advance section: $135 USD per person.
All inclusive tour, (Breakfast, boats, transport, snacks, tour): $155 from Puerto Jimenez or $145 from Golfito area.
We offer groups deals, so please write or call us to inquire!
NOTE: We cannot take anyone on an advanced Canyoning trip unless you have prior Canyoning experience. We will be happy to give you further training by going onto our Purruja Canyon tour first, if you are interested in doing more advanced trips.