Is there a weight limit or age limit for Costa Rica Adventure Tours?
The limit depends on the requirements for the activity.
You must have a driver’s license to drive an ATV, and the minimum age for that is 16.
Canopy/Zip Line Tours
The minimum age is 7, and the cables can withstand up to 300 pounds, with an arnes waist limitation of 58 inches. The only thing that could possibly prevent you from doing this tour is if your body cannot safely be secured in the harness. If your thighs measure more than 31 inches in circumference or your waist exceeds 45 inches around, then your guide will likely not let you on the tour. In that case of course, your money will be refunded for the tour and instead we can help you choose another adventure.
Horseback Riding Tours
Usually our guides can find a horse to fit every person, but in a country where horses are typically small, there tends to be a limit to the acceptable weight of the rider, both for the rider’s safety and the horse’s. If you weigh more than 300 pounds, this tour is not for you. When you make a reservation for the horseback riding tour it’s important to let us know your weight and level of experience, so that the guide can arrange a proper horse for your particular needs. That said, when you arrive to the tour the guides will always double-check and if they deem necessary they might cancel your participation in order to protect your safety. In this case of course, your money will be refunded for the activity and we’ll help you find a different adventure for you to enjoy.
If you’re at least 8 years old and can swim, you can sign up for a kayak tour!
This activity demands a lot of work form you, so there are certain requirements:
-Maximum weight: 250 lbs.
-Aptitudes: you must know how to swim and be in good physical condition.
-Minimum age and experience depend on the level of rapids:
I-II) 7 years old, no experience.
III) Minimum age 12, no experience.
III-IV Minimum age 14, prior experience recommended.
IV) Me maximum weight for river rafting is 250 lbs.
All rafting participants should be in good physical condition. There are different classes of river rapids, and each present a different level of difficulty that require a minimum age and in some cases a minimum skill level.
Rafting trips with class I-II rapids are open to ages 7-60 years old.
For class III rapids, the minimum age is 12.
For class III-IV rapids, the minimum age is 14 and prior experience is recommended.
For class IV rapids, the minimum age is 16 and prior experience is required.
If you can swim and are at least eight years old, you can try this adventure out. Most people end up standing on the board on their first lesson, but others feel more comfortable just riding the wave on their belly. Whatever you enjoy the most is the best for you!
Waterfall Rapellling Tours
If you’re at least eight years old, weigh between 100 and 200 pounds and the harness fits your dimensions (31 inches around max. for thighs and 45 inches around max. for waist), you’re good to go. If you weigh less than 100 pounds the guide will assess onsite whether you can do the activity on your own or if you must be harnessed to another guide.