Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering

Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoneering: Arenal Tours

Refreshment and Snacks + Full Lunch + door to door transportation.

Times available: 7:30am, 10:00am & 1:00pm

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- GO BIG in the Lost Canyon! Costa Rica's best multi-sport adventure near the Arenal Volcano!

We get many requests from visitors who want to experience the REAL Costa Rica --- they want to get wet in tropical waterfalls, immerse themselves deep in the jungle and push their limits! That's what the Lost Canyon is all about -- it's one of La Fortuna's best-kept secrets full of different kinds of adventures. You'll be rappelling down huge waterfalls, jumping into pools, zipping your way down on guided rappels, river tracing along the canyon, down-climbing the canyon walls and river boulders and hiking up through the rainforest. We pack all kinds of adventure into the best canyoning experience in Costa Rica!

Door-to-door service: We provide door-to-door service and pick you up at your hotel. Your friendly guide will give you a quick briefing about what you'll expect from this canyoning experience as you make your way past La Fortuna to the entrance of the mountain-top community of Santa Gertrudis just 10 minutes outside of town at the outskirts of the Children's Eternal Rainforest.

Jungle Limos: Desafio Adventure Company uses top of the line, rugged Land Cruiser all-terrain trucks we like to call our "Jungle Limos" -- it's a bumpy ride up the mountain, but you'll have the best views of the quaint community and lush gardens of this area from our specially-equipped Jungle Limos!

Lost Canyon Ops Center: After a fun, 25-minute ride in your Jungle Limo, you arrive to the Lost Canyon Ops Center and be greeted by the Desafio Adventure guides. You will get suited up with high-quality canyoneering gear such as an Edelrid helmet and Sit Work harness. Is canyoning safe in Costa Rica? Your professional guides will give you a full safety talk and remind you that we only have 2 rules at Desafio Adventure Company: 1) Be Safe and 2) Have Serious Fun! After your Canyoneering 101 crash course, complete with safety instructions, demonstrations, a practice session and lots of laughs, we head to the starting point of the Lost Canyon. And did you know that the Lost Canyon got its name because when the Desafio owners Suresh and Christine were exploring the Lost Canyon, it was so lost it wasn't even found on the topographical maps at the time!

Baby steps: Start off the rappelling-leg of your canyoning journey with the first waterfall referred to as the "Baby" -- a small-sized 10-ft waterfall that allows you to practice and ease your way into learning the ropes - literally!

Just LET GO!: You will then hike deep into the rocky terrain of the wet and wild rainforest, surrounded by huge rocks, trees, and flowing streams. You’ll soon reach what we fondly call the “Big Boy” -- the second largest waterfall. Imagine this: there you are, on a sturdy platform looking down into the depths of a massive 150-ft tropical waterfall. You’ll start off by rappelling down the rock face and about half way through you’ll hear “LET GO!” – a few moments later you’ll have experienced your first guided, adrenaline pumping free fall!

This is when you will realize that this really is an experience of a lifetime!

More than just rappelling: Canyoneering in the Lost Canyon of Costa Rica is more than just rappelling -- it’s a full body work out! Use your arms, legs, and hands to climb through Mother Nature’s obstacle course! You’ll be jumping into pools, sliding down a natural water slide, sitting under waterfalls, pulling yourself up some rocks and helping yourself down others.

The waterfalls keep getting bigger and BIGGER in the Lost Canyon! As you make your way through the four rappels, you’ll notice your strength and confidence keeps getting stronger and stronger… good thing, because the waterfalls keep getting bigger and BIGGER. You will finish your adventure with a 200ft waterfall drop -- rappelling part of the way and then letting go of the reins to experience another guided free fall drop! Talk about adrenaline! You'll be wanting even more rappels at the end of this amazing adventure!

Worth the hike! As we hike back up the rainforest canyon, you’ll be invited to take your time and enjoy the serenity of the Costa Rica rainforest. It normally takes about 10 minutes, but many people take longer, stopping every so often to soak in this unique experience. At the top, change into your dry clothes and head up to the Canyon Café where there will be a well-deserved homemade lunch waiting for you! And be sure to smile for the camera because we have some paparazzi hidden out in the forest to catch you in the height of emotion and you'll be eager to buy the photos of you doing such a cool adventure in Costa Rica at the end of the tour!

Warrior Buffet: Settle in for your best meal in Costa Rica at our famous WARRIOR BUFFET full of delicious, home-cooked food - and as we say in Costa Rica: "No Artificial Ingredients!"
           

WHAT TO BRING
• Clothes to get wet in
• Change of clothes
• Secure shoes
• Sense of adventure
• A big smile
INCLUDES
• Tour guide
• Lunch
• Transport
DEPARTS
• 7:30am
• 10:00am
• 1:00pm
DURATION
(APPROX)
• 4 Hrs
RECOMMENDED AGES
• 13-60 Years

 

 

Original text copy from: https://www.interbusonline.com/la-fortuna-de-san-carlos-ing

La Fortuna de San Carlos (Arenal Volcano)

Here you will find a description of the La Fortuna area, and we will provide you with very important information about the main attractions, and how you can enjoy the area in a simpler way. La Fortuna was developed on the foothills of the Arenal Volcano. This town is located in the province of Alajuela, just 3 hours from San Jose (Costa Rica capital). The enchanting beauty and numerous attractions of this area make this place one of the most important Tourist Destinations in Costa Rica.Tourists have access to many services, such as lodging, restaurants, pharmacies, banks, post office, health care, gyms, shops, sports facilities and even an excellent nightlife. Here you can find everything for your needs.

How to get There

There are different transportation options to get to the Arenal Volcano / La Fortuna area:

Shuttle Service

This service offers convenience and saving money; shared Transportation is a service from hotel to hotel, connecting different destinations in La Fortuna. Interbus is the best option for Shuttle Transportation in Costa Rica, offering you the possibility to travel to the area of La Fortuna through the different Tourist areas of the country.Interbus provides Transportation service from San Jose to La Fortuna in the morning at around 08:00 am and in the afternoon at around 14:00pm.

Public Transportation

Costa Rica offers a good quality Public Transportation. Autotransportes Venecia is the company responsible for providing public transportation from San José to La Fortuna / Arenal. San Jose is the most important departure point for public buses to any destination in Costa Rica.

Regional Charter Flights

Local flights are a great way to travel between destinations in Costa Rica. Nature Air company offers a daily flight from San Jose to La Fortuna / Arenal. For more information or to book your ticket, please contact Nature air Costa Rica or Sansa regional, and they will help you.

Tourist Attractions

Arenal Volcano National Park

The most Important Attraction in this national park is the impressive and majestic Arenal Volcano. This volcano has an almost perfect 1.633 meters high crater, and has one of the most extraordinary and stunning natural landscapes of Costa Rica.

The park trails will guide you, and there you can enjoy the sounds of very colorful birds, fauna and flora. For these reasons, if you?re going to enjoy this area, you cannot forget to visit this national park, located only around 5 miles from La Fortuna?s down town area; it is open to the public until 16:00pm.

Fortuna Waterfall

This waterfall is located within the area of Arenal Volcano National Park; the waterfall is generated by the La Fortuna river waters and other smaller tributaries. These waters rise in the mountains of the park. The waterfall has rocky foundations of great geological value, and these rocks increase the scenic beauty of the waterfall.

Some of the basic services offered in this place are:

  • Free parking
  • A restaurant
  • A souvenir shop
  • Restrooms and showers
  • An observatory with a beautiful view.
  • Is also a suitable place for people with disabilities.

 

The descent to La Fortuna Waterfall has 480 steps, and on the way you will find comfortable seating areas. Down the road you will see the waterfall, which is 70 meters high. There you can swim and enjoy the crystal clear waters.

Arenal Hanging Bridges

The hanging bridges are located just 20 minutes from La Fortuna down town, in front of Arenal Volcano National Park. The park is an eco-tourism project for migratory species, but also has many native species. This place has 250 acres of protected land. Here you will find primary rainforests and a lot of biological diversity. There are fourteen bridges, eight permanent and six suspended, ranging from 8 to 98 meters in length. These bridges reach up to 60mts high. During the tour you can appreciate beautiful flora and fauna. The trails are designed to be enjoyed by people, without altering the environment.

The opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Arenal Lake

The lake, pond, or artificial Arenal dam is the largest in Central America, and has an area of 85.5km2; this is a hydroelectric project, and today this project produces 40% of the energy consumed in Costa Rica. Arenal lake is very famous, because the people can practice many water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking and fishing (there are two predominate fish species: Machaca and Lubina). This lake is also a means of transportation to the Monteverde area. In this zone you will see many species of birds like the Woodpecker and Hummingbird.

If you visit La Fortuna, do not miss the lake and enjoy its activities.

Hot Springs

La Fortuna has several hot springs, around the town. The travelers can enjoy the hot water from the Arenal Volcano; in the area you will find many different places, for example you can visit Ecotermales, Tabacon or Kalambu, are some places where you can enjoy these lovely waters.

If you submerge yourself in the famous La Fortuna hot springs, you will get many health benefits. These waters cleanse the blood, removing toxins through perspiration, rejuvenate the skin, and also reactivate the metabolism and relax the muscles. The hot spring helps rheumatic people to regulate the system, too.These are some of the many benefits you will get if you visit these places in La Fortuna.

La Fortuna offers many options for enjoying your vacation, you can choose walking, kayaking, rafting, fishing, horseback riding, bird watching, canopy and hiking tours. These are just some of the activities you can enjoy while visiting La Fortuna de San Carlos, all these attractions make this area one of the most important Tourist Destinations in Costa Rica.

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