Starting at $103 per adult


Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure on the Spider Monkey Canyon tour…Imagine hiking into a canyon with scenic waterfalls near the Arenal volcano, rappelling down the face of a cliff, crossing overhanging bridges, zip-lining freely through the rain forest and sloshing along in a river all in just a half-day tour!

The day starts when you are picked up from your hotel and brought to your tour’s rappelling/zip-lining headquarters located between Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano. Once you arrive your professional guide will size you up so you can suit up with the latest safety gear. Your guide will then provide operational and safety instructions as you familiarize yourself with the equipment.

The walk down to the canyon is brief but surrounded by beauty. Once you arrive, your guide will secure the ropes so you can begin rappelling by descending over the face of a cliff into a shallow river below. This is sure to get your adrenaline pumping! No worries though, a second guide will be positioned at the base, controlling a secondary safety line at all times.

Once you gain your bearings you will continue through the jungle until you reach the hanging bridges offering great views of the rain forest. Your experienced guide will likely alert you to any birds, reptiles or other wildlife that may be visible from your elevated vantage point as you walk over the hanging bridges taking in the magnificent view.

Next your guide will show you how to operate the zip line equipment safely attached to steel cables where you’ll learn to lean forward and fly through the forest canopy with ease. Zip lining and repelling is the ultimate Costa Rican experience and you’ll have the opportunity to do both in this tour.

Finally you will hike through the scenic Rio Arenal where you can cool your heels before hiking back up to the top of the canyon along a well-groomed trail. The hike up requires that you be in reasonably good physical condition.

You will really appreciate the hearty lunch provided after a day of exciting, energetic activities. There is a changing room available where you can change into dry clothes after the tour. Depending on the distance to your hotel, the included transportation can take from 15 minutes to almost an hour each way. NOTE: Closed annually on the Friday before Easter for one day.

This tour is the perfect way to participate in several canopy activities at once with the added advantage of hiking next to the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano.

What to Bring

  • An Extra Change Of Clothes
  • Closed Toe Sandals With Back Straps Or Hiking Shoes Or Tennis Shoes
  • Waterproof Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunglasses

Tour Times

  • 7:15am
  • 9:15am
  • 12:15pm

Tour Type

  • Canyoning

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

6 - 65


Latitude: N 10° 29' 14.96"
Longitude: W 84° 45' 15.13"


  • Overall 97.9% (18 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 98.3%
  • Expectations: 97.2%
  • Guides: 98.3%
  • Logistics: 97.8%
  • Value: 98.3%


Tour company and guides were so fun! We had a blast!


this was amazing; we had a lovely small group; guides were great and changing area was nice and clean; showers did not work and no hot water ; my girls and i loved this canyon; it was so much fun and exhilarating; thankyou so much;


Great excursion into the canyon. The guides were fun and seemed to really enjoy their jobs


Great tour. It was a lot of fun and the guides were great.