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Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
(506)2479 0020
06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Lost Canyon is considered hands-down the best spot for waterfall...

The Lost Canyon is considered hands-down the best spot for waterfall rappelling and canyoning in all of Costa Rica!

The Lost Canyon is one of the most-popular attractions near the Arenal Volcano and is hidden away deep inside a beautiful rainforest canyon near La Fortuna.

Lost Canyon Adventures Canyoning is a multi-sport activity where you rappel down breathtaking, 200-ft tropical waterfalls, jump into crystalline pools, do guided zipline descents, down climb rock walls and boulders and hike along a gorgeous jungle canyon deep in the rainforests of Costa Rica. Plus you get an amazing, all-you-can-eat, all-natural traditional lunch included. You will love The Lost Canyon!

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Best company to book with, hands down!

We booked directly with Desafio for our entire trip to Costa Rica. I can't say enough about the professionalism of this company. Not only did my husband and I have the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amanda S
Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked directly with Desafio for our entire trip to Costa Rica. I can't say enough about the professionalism of this company. Not only did my husband and I have the best adventure of our lives but the itinerary execution by this company was flawless. We used deafaio for all of our transportation needs. Also, we booked waterfall jumping (... More 

Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my wife and two boys (11 and 13) on the two hour white water rafting tour. It surpassed all expectations! Our guide Figo and his team provided hours of adrenaline based fun for all, while keeping everyone safe. Their knowledge of the ecosystems and the river made this trip not just entertaining, but educational. And the kids didn't... More 

Thank Mike S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super friendly, very supportive and encouraging staff. Also had a traditional Costa Rican meal afterwards which was delicious! Would totally recommend it!

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

This company did an excellent job of answering all my email questions so I could make informed decisions as to which adventures to take while staying in the Arenal area. With only 2 days for excursions, we had to use our time wisely! I had read about the Rio Celeste hike, an 8 hour day, in my James Kaiser Costa... More 

Thank Judy M
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I and friends did this five years ago. It was a blast back then. We are now back with our teenage kids and had to bring them back. They were not disappointed. Fun for all. Even in dry season there was enough water to make it fun.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We traveled to Arenal and did two tours with Desafio. The first was a combo of the Arenal Volcano hike and the Fortuna Waterfall, which we recommend highly. Our tour guide, Joshua, was amazing, showed us some great wildlife and was fun to talk to--he provided us with a lot of information about Costa Rica, its history and made the... More 

Thank Anaisc808
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The tour guides were awesome. They made the excursion more interesting with their personalities. The entire activity kept me excited and entertained the entire time. Anyone that has a thing for adrenaline and enjoys adventure I highly recommend this excursion! They also do a great job capturing pictures and videos and offer it at a great price.

Thank Cristina O
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

The tour guides were very friendly. It was my first time canyoning so they were very helpful and attentive to my lack of experience. The hike and scenery was amazing. I went while it was cold, but the water was surprisingly warm. Rappelling down the waterfalls and jumping into deep pools was an awesome experience.The food and drinks were pretty... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Did this trip with a relatively small group. Picked up from our hotel it took about half an hour to get to the site from Fortuna up some mountain tracks in a 4x4 through stunning countryside. The guys we're really friendly, gave a good safety brief before beginning the canyon trip. The canyoning trip took about an hour and half... More 

Thank Ryan M
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

We used Desafio for a week long organized/package tour to Costa Rica. They planned our hotels, transportation, meals (majority), and tours. The cost was very affordable and 9/10 of our tours, transports, and hotels were spot on (great). In 7 days of travel we only had 2 hiccups in the trip (which were not related to Desafio but rather the... More 

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