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Canyoneering Lost Canyon

San Ramon, Costa Rica



1 miles

Elevation Gain

500 ft

Route Type



Added by Crystal Sibson

A challenging and fun canyoneering route through the jungle near Arenal Volcano.

The Lost Canyon Canyoneering tour is full day of adventure.  The day starts with a shuttle pickup from your lodging  in the La Fortuna area.  After a ride through the rural community and up to the canyon ops center, your adventure guide will fit you with canyoneering gear and give a brief tutorial.  As soon as the instructional course is complete your group will make its way toward the canyon.  

Starting off relatively easy, the first rappel into the canyon is down a small 10 ft waterfall.  From this point on, you will be within the canyon and walking through a streambed toward the next rappel.  The rappels get higher with each drop down the canyon.  There are two very tall rappels down waterfalls between 150-200 ft high.  The first high rappel is off of a platform down the second largest waterfall in the canyon.  You rappel straight down for a short distance then let go of that rope to zip line away from the base of the falls.  The zip portion from this falls was quite fast.  The final 200 ft waterfall rappel is set up very similar to the one prior with a drop down off of a platform, then a zip away from the base.  This time though you're able to control your own speed down the zip so you can slow down a bit.  Just around the corner from this waterfall is another large fall that can be seen in the distance.  From here you hike a short distance further down stream to a trail that leads up and out of the canyon.  This trail is short but extremely steep.  

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