Gravity Falls, waterfall rappelling, Costa Rica

EMBRACING GRAVITY IN DESAFíO’S GRAVITY FALLS TOUR

By: Anjelica Veca

 

By far one of the more exciting and physically engaging tours offered by Desafío, the Gravity Falls tour is an eclectic mix of waterfall rappelling, rock climbing, hiking, swimming, Tarzan swinging, and, of course, cliff jumping. Energetic guides lead the way through what feels like uncharted territory as they help tour-goers through the ins and outs, and ups and downs, of this raw Costa Rican adventure. I’m proud to say I scaled every rock face and jumped off of every ledge, and now I’m here to tell you all about my experience.

 

 

The first challenge of the tour is a 140ft descent down a vertical rock wall. My heart was racing as the guide connected my harness to the various cables and hooks that would sustain my weight as I rappelled backwards down the rock face. It was an unbelievable experience: I was in a jungle in Costa Rica, rappelling down a cliff right next to a rushing waterfall! I could feel the spray on my face and hear the roar of the water. Before I knew it, the guide’s voice broke through the noise, telling me to let go of the rope. I gave up control of my descent to him and spread my arms out wide as he pulled me away from the wall. I let loose an excited scream as he released me and I dropped the few remaining feet into the river below. The cool water enveloped me and I surfaced beaming.

 

The adrenaline that started pumping during that first rappel continued throughout the rest of the trip as I jumped from cliff after cliff, trusting that the river would catch me. At one point, I jumped into the churning base of a waterfall before I swam over to a rock wall and, foothold by foothold, climbed my way up to the next jump.

 

Winding down the tour, I got to release my inner jungle woman at the Tarzan swing. It was reminiscent of the rope swings of my childhood, but the rushing waterfalls and surrounding jungle made it feel new, wild, and exotic. From there, I jumped from the final cliff of the tour and hiked back to the van. I was filled with excitement, happiness, and an incredible sense of accomplishment. And man oh man, was I ready for lunch!

 

I can honestly say that Gravity Falls is one of the best tours I have tried to date. It’s the perfect way to get outside, see Costa Rica, burn some calories, conquer some fears, and make some incredible memories.

 

Recommendations for this tour:

  • Insect repellent and sunblock isn’t necessary.
  • Wear light-weight running sneakers or water shoes (no hiking boots, sandals, etc.).
  • Leave your personal camera at home and fully embrace the experience—Desafío provides a tour photographer and pictures can be purchased afterward at a reasonable price.
  • Bring a change of clothing and a second pair of shoes to put on after the tour.
  • Towels are provided at the mid-way point, but you may want to bring plastic bags for your wet clothes.

0 Person have rated

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
0
Based on Ratings from 0 People

0 Comment

Leave a Comment

Your Rating:

SEND

20

SEP
Family Vacationing 101

Family Vacationing 101

Time to Take the Family on a Trip to Costa Rica - Make Mine Worry-Free, please! by Christine Krishnan, Desafio Adventure CompanyA recent report on CNN mentioned 84% of Americans say the most-important part of a vacati..

07

MAR
Great team building oportunities in Costa Rica with Desafio.

Smooth Operator -- Desafio operates its own tours and transport

SMOOTH OPERATOR... by Tui Frye, Events Planner The other day I was thinking about just how unique we are at Desafio Adventure Company. I have been a wedding and events coordinator for many years in Costa Rica and part of my planning included sendin..

27

JUN
Costa Rica whitewater rafting class 2-3

Sometimes #SeriousFun Means Sleeping In!

Let your vacation be the battery-recharger that you need without missing out on any of the adventure!   We’ve been in the business of providing fun and adventure for a long time—25 years, to be exact! So we know having #SeriousFun ..

07

OCT
Gravity Falls Waterfall Jumping tour one year anniversary

Gravity Falls: It’s All About the Experience

By: Anjelica Veca   While most babies come into this world kicking and screaming, Desafio’s newest baby, Gravity Falls, arrived on the scene in a quieter way. It was born through a process of exploration, measurement, and daring by four ..

Desafio Adventure Company
Behind the central chuch in La Fortuna San Carlos, Alajuela 21007 CR
Logo: https://www.desafiocostarica.com/img/header/logo-desafio-blanco.png Phone: 1-855-818-0020 Website: https://www.desafiocostarica.com/
Go Top