Rappelling down a hidden 18 story waterfall could be the highlight of your vacation in Costa Rica! This is a wet and wild breathtaking adventure descending the face of El Encanto (The Enchanted) Waterfall. You’re sure to get up close and personal with rushing water and rocky cliffs. Perfect to do with family or friends, this thrilling tour is designed for the moderately fit to the experienced eco-tourist.
Your rappelling adventure begins with transportation from your hotel to Ocean Ranch Park. Here you will meet your professional, bilingual guides who will fit you with a harness and helmet while going over all the safety procedures.
You’ll hike deep into the lush tropical forest until you reach the base of this majestic waterfall. Surrounded by the sound of rushing water, your group will continue another 10 minutes up the mountain to a platform at the top of the falls. Once on the platform, your guide will clip you securely onto the rappelling ropes.
One by one you will lean back and drop down the face of the cascading waterfall with the assistance of your expert guides. You’ll pass through a series of natural pools along the way until you reach the bottom. When your party gathers at the base of El Encanto, you can share this exhilarating experience while enjoying the provided snacks.
Jaco is a beach town located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Its coastline is surrounded by a jungle full of monkeys, exotic birds, and indigenous tropical plants. About 10 miles north of this popular destination is Ocean Ranch Park. With 850 forested acres, this privately owned park is found nestled in a river valley. Here Ocean Ranch Park created a bio-diverse theme park perfect for groups, families, or individual eco-tourists looking for adventure and discovery in this lush, protected area.
The tour includes admission, bilingual professional guides, all safety equipment, snacks, and transportation from Jaco or Herradura. One way transport can take from 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on where you are staying. The entire tour can take from 2.5 to 3.5 hours including the round-trip transportation.
Please wear completely enclosed, non-skid shoes, and bring a dry change of clothing, insect repellent, rain gear, plus your camera. This is a moderate to difficult activity that requires some hiking up a mountain. The rushing water and steep descent is sure to create an exciting jungle adventure for you to share with your family and friends for years to come.
Latitude: N 9° 35' 11.61"
Longitude: W 84° 32' 46.36"