I am experienced with caving (spelunking) and canyoneering and my wife and I have had many adventures doing these activities on our own. I have also taken many youth groups on excursions. We went on many excursions during our recent Costa Rican trip. We added the "canyoning" as they say in Costa Rica, with the Marquique company at the last minute. Holy cow! Best excursion of the trip! Our guides were really fun, great senses of humor but very professional. They use good equipment and safety backups for the rappels. They worked very hard to make this a great adventure. We heard from other tourists about other canyoning excursions with other companies and they sounded great but as I compared notes, Marquique was the best hands down. You really need to do this excursion with the guys from Marquique!!! P.S. I am 66 years old in case you think you are too old.
Oh my GOD. I don’t know how to describe. Once in a LIFETIME experience. My family did Canyoning with Maquique Adventure. It was extremely safe and out if the world experience. The staff was really great - Jairo, David and others. It seemed that they love what they do. They must have done this a thousand time but they were so enthusiastic as it was their first time. The whole thing- Ride up, hike, zip line, rappelling, getting soaked, pictures, food and coffee at a very special local place was awesome. I wish the team a very best. They kept my family safe all along while taking all the risks them-self. The equipment they use was top class. If you are thinking about it - Don’t think. Just do it. I will do it again in a heart beat. Worth every penny. We learnt a little bit of Spanish with them too. Si 🙂
This is one of those 'should we, or shouldn't we' adventures. We wanted to do it, but was a bit trepid because we are in our late 50's, with an 18 year old daughter. In the end, we gave it a try, and SO GLAD that we did. We were picked up at our hotel by David who made us feel relaxed and assured; he made the bumpy ride to the launching area fun with his 'Costa Rican massage' joke. We were met at the launching site by the other David. They both helped us with our harnesses, and were very thorough and assured in our preparation. Then off we go. The rappelling was thrilling, the ziplining was fun. We hiked along the water streams and jumped into a refreshing pool. It was our most unique and memorable Costa Rica activity. Beyond the thrill and the fun, our guides ALWAYS made us feel safe, and slowed down when we needed some extra time. The took videos and pictures for us - Hint: bring your waterproof phone pouch. They made it fun; we can see they TRULY enjoyed what they do - especially with their solo expert descends after we had safely landed. So much so we nicked name one 'Funny David' and the other one 'Crazy David' :). The ride back included a lunch stop at EL FOGÓN DE CHELA, where the owner prepared fresh, authentic and fulfilling local dishes for us in a relax and welcoming atmosphere. On the way back to the hotel, our Funny David even stopped to picked some ramutans from a tree on the road for us - they REALLY made sure you are happy! We highly recommend this Maquique Adventure outfit for sheer adrenaline rushes. You WILL get VERY wet, but that was the fun of it. It was rigorous at times, but very doable for someone who is reasonably active - and always safe, fun and friendly. The only complain was from our daughter who quipped at the end - It was TOO SHORT!!! 🙂 Thank you Funny David and Crazy David for a sensational PURA VIDA experience!
Thank you for the amazing day! You all were so wonderful and I really appreciated your gentleness with my fear of heights - I felt confident and secure with every rappel. The whole day was perfect in every way, right down to the delicious lunch at the end. Thank you, again - we will recommend you HIGHLY to all our friends who make it to La Fortuna. To anyone reading this online: this was our favorite experience in Costa Rica. You will be in good hands if you book!
My tour with Maquique Adventure was unforgettable! The entire process from booking to the end was so easy. Marvin picked us up right on the dot from my hotel and drove me to the starting location where we met up with David and Jairo. They were very welcoming and friendly and explained the upcoming tour thoroughly. Then we got in our gear and on our way. The experience was awesome! They pointed out Butterflies and answered questions regarding different plants, animals and insects. The preparation for each repel was explained clearly and I felt assured I was in safe hands. I felt like I was hanging out with a couple of my buddies exploring the forest. Jairo took pictures so I didn't have to worry about bringing or loosing my phone. The views were amazing. I stopped several times to take it all in and was never rushed to keep moving forward. Once we returned we headed off to get lunch. Marvin our driver knew we wanted to see animals so he kept an eye out and got us up close with a Sloth and pointed out a couple toucans. Lunch was amazing, nothing like a home made meal in a beautiful garden setting. I would do this again 10x. Thank you David and Jairo.
Had such a blast with William and David. William picked me up from my hotel with a smile on his face and showed me the of La Fortuna as we drove. After a short drive we arrived and got harnessed up. David explained what we would be doing for the day. They were both very kind, fun, and ensured you knew exactly what was happening. The repels themself were super fun with the largest a 53 meter drop down a gorgeous waterfall. They stopped many times to let me take pictures or videos. About half way through the trip, we jumped into a small pool of water to cool off. After the rappelling was over, David explained several local plants and trees to me. Then we had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with authentic Costa Rican food. David and William were excellent guided and took their time to educate and converse with me. Was a great experience and would recommend.
A veces uno paga por un tour y sale decepcionado, en este es lo contrario, termina uno complacido..
Mi esposa y yo lo disfrutamos ayer y quedamos contentos con todo..
Un tour que vale la pena realizar, hasta un cable para canopy hay dentro de él, y que hay que realizar para seguir con esta gran experiencia... Sentimientos encontrados si claro, miedo, placer, felicidad y sobre todo quedar satisfecho con todo.. Son un equipo de muchachos muy capacitado, profesionales y expresan seguridad, el equipo q utilizan seguro y cómodo, Lo q se necesita para dejar el miedo atrás..
Realicen este tour, no se lo pierdan no se van a arrepentir...
Excelente tour, guías muy amables y con gran experiencia! un afloramiento de lavas impresionante antes del último descenso, una hermosa vista de la zona de San Carlos y la piña más dulce que puedes probar al final del tour. Totalmente recomendado!! Excellent tour, very friendly guides and with great experience! an impressive lava outcrop before the last descent, a beautiful view of the San Carlos area and the sweetest pineapple that you can try at the end of the tour. Fully recommended!!
Maquique Adventure was by far THE BEST experience we had during our family Costa Rica trip. Our guides, Jairo and Erik, were very respectful, responsible and went well beyond to take care of us every single minute throughout out the tour. We enjoyed all the rappel, zip lines, waterfalls and trails, knowing that we were in really good hands. After all the action, they took us for lunch to a very traditional local Costa Rican 'soda restaurant' where we had a super delicious meal with real natural juices. The dedication, planning and love that this company has put into this experience is truly amazing. Kudos guys! This is a memory we'll never forget.
100% recomendados. Puedo decir totalmente segura, son de los pocos que hay así de buenos, en todo sentido, la atención que brindan la seguridad de su lugar y sus equipos, super profesionales. HAGANLO TAN PRONTO COMO PUEDAN!!!!! 100% recommended. I can say totally safe, they are one of the best, in every sense, the customer service, the security of their place and their equipment, super professionals. You definitely have to it.
DO IT AS SOON AS YOU CAN !!!!!
This was our first time in Costa Rica and our family was recommended Maquique from someone who rented the same house as us. I am so glad they did! Our family had a fantastic time with Maquique Adventure Company! They took us to a beautiful part of the rainforest near Arenal volcano. It was a full adventure from repels to zip-lines to jumping into pools of water (expect to get wet!). They took wonderful pictures of us during the adventure so there is no need to bring a camera or phone. The staff were very nice and helpful. They knew what they were doing and encouraged us when we were wary of heights. We were in a party of 9 with at least 5 guides. My family of 5 ranged from age 14 to 60. My family felt safe the whole time. They took us to a lovely local place for lunch. I would highly recommend maquique if you are looking for a fantastic adventure with fun, energetic people! We had such a great time! It was the highlight of our trip!
https://maquiqueadventure.com The staff is reliable, experienced and caring. They have developed an amazing Canyoneering Experience that will leave any partipant in awe.
This is our second trip to Arenal and we try to stay busy the entire time we are traveling. This was hands down the best adventure we have ever done. The guides seem to have as much fun as we were having. You never feel rushed, but you are never really waiting around. We had a party of 11 with 6 kids. They were entertained the entire time. You need to enjoy physical activity for this adventure.
Wow what an amazing time we had. A little bit scary... but so much fun. Such an amazing area the jungle, the waterfalls we just loved it. Thank you guys for taking such good care of us.
This is an awesome jungle canyon with numerous amazing waterfalls. The view from the big drop is amazing. The view alone is worth the trip.
Their knowledge of the jungle and their enthusiasm is infectious.
If you are unsure, they are absolute pros. Their knowledge experience and safe approach will have you in good hands.
Do not miss this trip. You will have a time you will not forget
This experience with Maquique is beyond incredible and there is nothing like it in La Fortuna! It was not only my favourite tour here, but ever! Waterfalls, rappelling, jumping into pools, zip lining, an authentic and delicious lunch, great price ... everything you want is included. The guides are not just guides, but also became our friends by the end. Jairo, David, William and the photographer, Pamela, are incredible at what they do and are even better people. If you want the best tour, look no further. Don’t miss it!
Great experience, exhilarating with knowledgeable and friendly guides. Recommend it!
We did the tour on 22/12/2019 and can I highly recommend it to everybody. They work very professional but you always have the feeling they have a lot of fun doing their job.
The trip itself was very thrilling, partly gliding, partly abseiling, partly walking in the river.
At the end you have a nice hike back to the top, followed by a very good linner (between lunch and dinner) in a Soda (typical food).
Thank you for all!
Una aventura inolvidable que comparti con mi hija. Desde que llegamos los guías nos resolvieron con una sonrisa y amabilidad que nos hizo sentirnos muy seguras. Además todo el recorrido es 100% adrenalina y muy seguro. Desde la primera Catarata hasta la última son increíble, bellísimas. Terminas con ganas de más 😃. Quiero volver de nuevo 💃
Realmente quiero agradecer a todos los guías, chicos emprendedores que nos regalaron momentos únicos. Muchas gracias Maquique Aventura por tanto amor y pasión por lo que hacen. Los recomiendo a💯x 💯lsu amabilidad✔️seguridad ✔️y recorridos ✔️🇨🇷
We had so much fun in Maquiques canyon, since the very beginning we felt super secure with the structure of the canyon and our tour guides Jairo and David were the best ever. They gave us a big feeling of safety and fun at the same time. Thank you for taking care of us and help us to have the best vacations ever.