The tour starts at the Costa Canyoning Base Camp where you are introduced to your guides and the equipment you’ll be using (safety harness, descending gear and helmet). From Base Camp it’s a 15 min. 4x4 ride through the Magical Bamboo forest and then up the ridgeline to the top of the canyon. There you will receive thorough safety instructions before starting your adventure.
When you reach the first waterfall (which is 7 meters, or 21 feet high) you will be taught the fundamentals and proper techniques of rappelling. Then you are on your way – with 5 more waterfalls to go! The largest of the falls is 27 meters, or 80 feet! The canyon ends at the Uvita River where there are some pristine swimming holes for jumping & sliding or relaxing and reflecting.When you 've had your fill, our Canyon Cruzer will pick you up and take you back to the Costa Canyoning Base Camp where you'll receive our famous "Pura Vida Picnic" (beer included)!
What to bring...
You will be geting completly soaking wet so please bring the appropriate clothes to wear.We recommend boardshorts, rashguard or a tee shirt you dont mind getting wet. Yoga pants seem to work best for the girls. For foot wear we recommend adventure sandals (Chacos, Keens, Tevas...) or old sneakers that you don't mind getting wet. NO FLIP FLOPS! The softer the sole the better the grip on wet rocks. There is a secure place to lock up all your valuables at our base camp during the tour.
You need to be an active person in good health. There are no special skills and experience required for our tour, just a sense of adventure! Costa Canyoning is kid friendly for children 11 years or older accompanied by an adult.
Costa Canyoning reserves the right to refuse participation in this tour due to any passanger which in the judgment of our professional guides do not meet the required fitnesss standards. In this case clients will be refunded 100%. If you have any questions or concerns contact us directly.
Please note: If you cancel 48 hours or less before the start time of your tour you will be charged 100% of your tour cost.
We look forward to adventuring with you!
Barney and Juanete are brothers that grew up outside of Dominical. They use to sneak off to go surf without their parents knowing. As youth they worked with various surf schools building their skills in the ocean and with English. When they are not in the canyon they are out in the line up. Barney and Juanete have been a big part of the local tourism as life guards, rafting guides, surf instructors, and canyoning guides.
WHAT TO BRING...
You will be in the water and in the sun the majority of the time. Sunscreen, UV shirts, swim suites, and a good attitude are all you really need.
Meet up time is dependent of tides. Very important to leave a contact for your group so that we can comunicate on location and tides. Fruit, water, photo, and board are all included.
We do the same tour and location. The only thing that may change is start time, if surf is better in the morning we will do canyoninng in the afternoon. It is important that you provide a good contact for your party so we can communicate with you the day before your tours.
Surf lesson will be in the afternoon after the tour, unless surfing conditions are better in the morning then we will swap. Tides and customer lodging location will determine where and what time the surf lesson will happen.