Starting at $95 per night

Overview

Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure on the La Roca Canyoneering tour…  Imagine rappelling down rainforest waterfalls and scrambling through a jungle canyon near Arenal Volcano!  Sound too good to be true?  Well it is not only true, but you do not even need experience!

The day starts off when you are picked up from your local area hotel and brought to the canyoning facilities located between Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano.  Once you arrive your guide will size you up and suit you up with the latest safety gear for adventure.  Your guide will then provide a brief safety and instructional course and then you will be on your way into the canyon.

The walk down to the canyon is brief, but surrounded by beauty.  Once you arrive, your guide will hook you up so you can descend down the first falls.  This truly is an amazing experience, especially on the first one which is sure to get your adrenaline pumping!   No worries though, a second guide will be positioned at the base of the falls, controlling a secondary safety line at all times.

Once you gain your bearings at the bottom you will continue with another guide scrambling through the canyon to your next obstacle.  The La Roca course is among the tops in Central America, providing an exciting variety of rappels including tall and small, through and around.  There is also a really cool hanging bridge, small Tarzan Swing and a zipline, so you are sure to be thrilled and entertained throughout the entire tour.

Of course, this is canyoning and rappelling meaning that you will be going downhill the entire way.  When you reach the bottom, you will be at the scenic Rio Arenal where you can walk through and splash in the water.  After a few minutes you will hike back up to the top along a groomed trail.  The hike up is physical, so you must be in reasonably good physical condition to do this tour.

After the tour you will be provided with lunch and then returned to your hotel.  The La Roca Canyoning tour is one of the highest rated tours we offer.  While its not for everybody, it is often the highlight of the trip for many of our more adventurous visitors.  In addition to lunch and transportation this tour also includes dry bags, fruits, guides and equipment.

Highlights

  • Rappelling down rainforest waterfalls
  • Scrambling through a jungle canyon between Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano
  • The course includes a zipline, hanging bridge and small Tarzan Swing

What to Bring

  • Clothes That Can Get Wet
  • Secure Shoes
  • Dry Clothes To Change Into

Location and Availability

The Canyoneering Adventure is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, and Arenal Zone 3

Tour Times

  • 8:00am
  • 9:30am
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00pm

Tour Type

  • Canyoning

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

8 and up

Location

Latitude: N 10°29'5.19". Longitude: W 85°14'34.9"

Reviews

  • Overall 93.8% (222 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 94.6%
  • Expectations: 93.2%
  • Guides: 94.2%
  • Logistics: 93.2%
  • Value: 98.1%

11/23/2016

Super fun! Guides made me feel safe and confident when I was repelling down slot canyons and jumping into pools of water.

07/31/2016

A must do!!!!

06/13/2016

We were lucky to go with 3 guides and just us two! It was our favorite part of the trip hands down!

06/06/2016

Just plain awesome! Fun staff, amazing views and fauna.

06/05/2016

Great staff! made sure everything was safe and fun.

05/17/2016

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! By far the best activity I participated in while in Costa Rica. The tour guides were the best, they were friendly, thorough with instructions and were very cautious... and the fresh fruit and meal after rappelling was the cherry on top!

05/11/2016

Best tour of the entire trip

03/27/2016

By far our favorite experience of the trip. Guides were fantastic, our driver was lovely and it was a FUN and relaxed day.

03/24/2016

We loved this tour and the guides were fantastic. What we did not like at all was the lunch that was tagged on. Unlike the Whitewater Rafting lunch, which was a unique and interesting experience, this lunch was basically in the lobby of an office. First, we had to wait a long time for a ride from the Canyon area then we had to wait a very long time for the food and it wasn't anything special. We would have preferred to pay a little less and visit a restaurant of our own choice and/or just have more free time. We ended up feeling a little trapped as we waited because they were our ride back to the hotel. Because time is such a big commodity on vacation we did not like loosing it to the long wait for our ride and lunch.

03/23/2016

One of the highlights of the trip! I'm afraid of heights but had a wonderful time with our group. The guides were great and made me feel at ease.I felt safe and enjoyed the experience very much!

03/19/2016

The best adventure!

03/13/2016

Our guides were terrific. They made it fun and promoted confidence in those with initial fears.

03/09/2016

The tour company did not pick us up at the scheduled time and although the situation was corrected within an hour, our tour group had their tour delayed waiting for us to arrive. The tour was great once we arrived at the location.

03/07/2016

This was our best adventure. My adult son loved it and its his best memory of our vacation. I was also excited and loved the adventure, except the hike back up. I had real difficulty breathing with the heavy harness. Our guide was so kind, he took my harness and that really helped me with the hike and breathing. This was scary, exciting, and an adventure of a lifetime.

03/02/2016

The guides were fabulous! Overall the actual adventure was not as advanced as I was expecting. The guides basically did everything and no experience was needed. I was looking for something a little more difficult.

02/29/2016

The only bad thing was the photographer was unavailable the day we went because he forgot to charge his camera battery...

02/27/2016

A MUST DO!

02/25/2016

Everything was great, but I could have skipped the lunch after words.

02/18/2016

I am an older person and have to say....this was the highlight of my trip!!!!!!! I had a blast........it was raining so I was unable to get pictures but one of the party members had a water proof camera and they still took pictures of us. It was incredible!!! I am a new women!

01/28/2016

This was the best tour of them all. I had the most awesome time of my life. I wish I would have had more time because I would have done it again.

01/25/2016

had never done this before Loved it, it was so beautiful and fun, way beyond what I had expected.

01/21/2016

By far the best overall of my trip. The guides were awesome and we were lucky enough to be in a group of four.

01/19/2016

one of the best excersions we have ever done from start to finish, professional company and ended with a great lunch, loved how they were not in a rush and stopped often on the transfer to point out scenery or animals at the side of the road

01/03/2016

So much fun!! Wanted to go back and do it again!

12/27/2015

Too many people on the tour which required a lot of waiting. Also, the 'lunch' was served after the tour at ~5 pm which was way too late. They did not inform us that this was the case, so we were unprepared.

12/23/2015

Super fun -- so glad we did this!

12/03/2015

This was our favorite excursion! We only had one other visitor with us and the guides were kind, professional, and welcome to make our experience personalized and fit our needs exactly! The ease of which they work to ensure our safety but keeping the experience relaxed made it a perfect tour.

11/29/2015

How can it get better than this? The guides were wonderful, even when we balked on our first jump. Safety was a priority with guides. We will do this again and soon. Go with Arturo.

11/11/2015

La Roca was a fantastic company for the canyoneering. Very knowledgeable and made for a fantastic day.

08/15/2015

If we could rate this tour higher we would! It was way beyond our expectations!

07/04/2015

BEST EXPERIENCE of the whole trip

06/20/2015

This exceeded my expectations - it was so fun, and one of the most unique adventures of my life.

06/19/2015

Great time, but they should rent GoPro cameras.

06/18/2015

One of the coolest things I've ever done in my life.

06/15/2015

Wish the rappers were longer and more of them, but it was awesome!

05/07/2015

Had never done this before but both my wife and I found it within our level of ability. Guides were very helpful and all about safety but made it a fun experience as well, they were nice young men. Just the two of us on the tour so we had a lot of one-on-one instruction. Expect to get wet but the water is cool and inviting. Lunch was good although we ate before 11AM (earlier that usual for us but tour was short due to a group of two).

05/05/2015

Thought there might be more than 6 rappells and seemed to go by fast. However, the guides were great and very knowledgable. We did have an amazing experience getting to see spider monkeys leaping 40-50 meters from tree limb to tree limb. Incredible!

05/03/2015

The experience was great. The transportation was a bit rough. The guide were great. The rappelling was fabulous and the guides were wonderful. Lunch was just ok.

04/24/2015

This was our favorite activity of the whole trip. Guides were fun!

04/14/2015

Can I give this one a 15 instead of a 10? It was an amazing experience. Main guide, David, was friendly and fun, as was the rest of the staff. A truly unique thing to do. We would do it again when we come back!!! I will say the food at the lunch was only okay...

04/10/2015

Probably our favorite activity of the whole trip.

04/08/2015

Thank you Crisman! You were a great guide, and we had a great time!

04/03/2015

The tour was exciting and fun. My only negative comment was we had to wait a long time to be picked up (the guides were apparently confused about who they were picking up or something???) and there was a lot of waiting around before the tour started with no explanation about what was happening, what we were doing there, or what the plan was going to be. The guides didn't really explain what we were going to do. The small place they dropped us off for lunch afterward was really great!!!

03/30/2015

Again, another incredible excursion from start to finish. Only recommendation would be to put someone more extroverted on pickup from hotel bus ride -- the man was nice on the excursion but did not create much excitement on the way over. Also, at the end there should be an option to just buy individual pictures instead of a whole expensive bundle.

03/24/2015

This was the best activity of the week! The guides were so much fun, and the canyon was beautiful.

03/19/2015

The favorite tour of the trip for all of us!

03/10/2015

We enjoyed even more the mischief of the young guides and the fact that we were the only clients so had a "private tour"!

02/27/2015

Again, top quality. Guides were very funny and they made the experience, although, a little scary at first, fun.
Also, took us to a great place for lunch.

02/05/2015

One of the highlights of the trip. We were in a group of 4, which was great. Guides were fun and explained everything well, respected each participants level of comfort with the different activities.

01/31/2015

The best experience of my life!

01/30/2015

FUN!!! The guides made this an incredible experience. I do not like heights, but still had a great time. Those guys love their job and really made it fun. Even though it was cold it was well worth it!

01/25/2015

I was nervous about the height on the first rappel, but the guides talked me through it and this became my #1 activity on the trip. We did more on this adventure than I expected and loved it. The guides were always right there if I needed extra assistance. Also, on the climb back up the mountain to the starting point, I was the slowest but a guide stayed with me and my children and told us some interesting facts about the plants and scenery on the walk up. I can't say enough about this experience! Also, the lunch was excellent.

01/16/2015

This was the highlight of our entire trip. It was quite an adventure that we would recommend to everyone. The only negative was the road to get back to the canyon but I guess that's part of the adventure.

01/05/2015

Tour was conducted well. It was just a little bit too extreme for me. I got used to the extreme heights but the water was so cold that it made it unenjoyable.

12/23/2014

I was absolutely terrified during this tour...the entire time. I would have opted out if there was a way to get back to the starting point. While I am so glad I had the experience and made it through, it would have been better if I had known more specifics...like the part about having to jump from a distance into the water and that ziplining was part of it.

12/15/2014

Great fun. The guides were very nice and entertaining. Made us feel special

12/08/2014

This tour was awesome and the guides made it even better this is a highly recommend excursion.