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January 28, 2019

Waterfall Rappelling in Costa Rica

Waterfall rappelling in Costa Rica is a great way to explore the rainforest. Even if you are not the most athletic person in the world, you can still rappel and have a great time.

Rapelling in Costa Rica

How to book waterfall rappelling:

Most hotel concierges are able to set up an excursion to go rappelling. In our case, we booked our tour with a small travel agency in the town of Jaco. The tour consisted of 6 hours including transportation.

What the excursion consist of:

The tour guides pick you and about 6 other guests from their hotel. Then you travel for about an hour. When you arrive to your destination you are put in a harness that you wear until the tour comes to an end. You head into the rainforest on a long hike where you are able to learn about the plants, animals, and insects in the area (some of them are poisonous).

Rapelling in Costa Rica

When you reach the top, one of the tour guides’ demonstrates how to properly rappel. It sounded crazy how far down we were going! I couldn’t help but think to myself, “why did I agree to this?!”I looked so puzzled that the tour guide even asked if I understood English!

Luckily, I just went with it and had one of the best times of my life. First, we zip lined to the waterfall. Then we get ready to go down the first half of the waterfall. The feeling was exhilarating, I loved it. The water is cold so it feels so good because it cools you down from being in the warm rainforest.

After the waterfalls you take two more zip-lines to get back to where the tour vans are located. You are offered a snack and water.

Rapelling in Costa Rica

My tip, don’t rush it:

This was such a fun excursion that I took my time rappelling to really soak in the moment. Some of the people in our tour rappeled quickly which meant they were pretty much falling and bouncing off the rocky waterfall. It’s best not to do that since you can get cuts and scrapes on the way down. It’s amazing so take your time and enjoy it!

Waterfall rappelling must haves:

  • Bug repellant
  • Sun Block
  • Water Shoes – very important
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit
  • Comfortable clothing

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