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COMPLETE Guide to La Leona Waterfall Tubing

Get ready for an exhilarating journey through Costa Rica’s lush rainforests with La Leona Waterfall Tubing adventure! This adrenaline-pumping activity combines the fun of tubing with the stunning beauty of Río Colorado. 

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll take you through the entire process, ensuring you have a memorable and safe experience.

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La Leona Waterfall Tubing

About La Leona Waterfall Tubing

La Leona Waterfall Adventure Hike is by far one of the highest rated tour companies in all of Costa Rica.

We are located in the town of Curubandé, near Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and we specialize on tours to La Leona Waterfall and White Water River Tubing.

Our tour guides are not only fluent in English but are also exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable, and prioritize safety.

How to get to La Leona waterfall tubing

La Leona Waterfall is situated in Curubandé, just a short 20 minute drive from the town of Liberia, on the way to the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. 

The best way to get there is by driving so you can use your Google Maps as your GPS entering “La Leona Waterfall Adventure Hike” as your destination.

To get there, you’ll take the Interamericana Highway 1 north from Liberia and turn right off this highway to the town of Curubandé or towards Rincon de la Vieja National Park.

We also provide private transportation services, available from various locations around. Simply cick on the top bar labeled “Transportation” and you will be able to get a quote including both the tour, and transportation from your location. 

What does the tour include?

This tour lasts aproximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, guiding you through a thrilling 4-kilometer ride (2.5 miles) along a mix of Class I, II, and III rapids.

We also provide:

  • Life-jacket
  • Helmet
  • Tube
  • Professional tour guides
  • Paddles (when necessary)
We also offer packages for professional photo albums. Feel free to inquire at the reception if you are interested in purchasing one (the price varies on the number of people in the group). You’ll receive approximately 25 pictures each.
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Tips on what to bring for tubing

  • Waterproof everything: Swimwear, shoes and a waterproof camera or phone case.
  • Dress for tubing: It’s better to choose sporty clothes that can handle some river action. A comfortable swimsuit, water shoes or old sneakers (Costa Rica is so hot, they’ll dry in a minute). Wearing flip-flops or being barefoot is not allowed– you’ll thank us when navigating those river rocks.
  • Sunscreen and bugs spray: apply some sunscreen before the adventure, as the tropical sun can be sneaky and has a higher risk of sunburn- and some bug spray, after all we’re in the jungle.
  • You can bring a hat and sunglasses: make sure to bring a strap for your sunglasses so you don’t lose them in case you fall in one of the rapids.
  • Bring a water bottle: feel free to refill your water bottle as in Costa Rica, tap water is safe to drink, and if you don’t have one, we sell some in the shop.
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La Leona Waterfall Tubing Tour Description

The meeting point for the tour is La Leona Waterfall Adventure Hike. It’s the perfect place to get ready, wear your swimwear, life-jacket, helmet and suitable shoes. Once you’re geared up, it’s time to get the tube and kick off the adventure!

A short 7 min- walk leads you to the river Colorado and if you need a hand, feel free to ask our tour guides to help carry the tube.  On arrival, you’ll enconter a beautiful and picturesque bridge – a great spot for a few pre-tubing pictures.

Before hitting the water, pay attention as our guides will explain the essential rules of tubing. Safety first!

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Path to the river
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Hanging Bridge
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Guide explaining basic instructions

When the tour concludes, the guides will asist you in exiting the river, and a car will be arranged to take you back to the meeting point. Over there you’ll be able to change and share your experiences.

How much does it Cost?

To book La Leona Waterfall Tubing you can choose between these 3 options available:

1- Group Tour: La Leona Waterfall Adventure Hike + River Tubing

There can be up to 20 people per group tour, with different nationalities and cultures, which can enrich your experience.

  • Adults (13+): $75 per person
  • Children (Age 6-12): $65 per person

2- Fully Private Tour: Private River Tubing + Private La Leona Waterfall Hike

The private tour means that only your family and the guides will be on the tour which will allow you to go at your own pace, take more time if you want to and just customize the whole experience to your needs.

  • Adults (13+): $90 per person
  • Children: (Age 6-12): $80 per person

3- White Water River Tubing Only

  • Adults (13+): $55 per person
  • Children: (Age 6-12): $45 per person

If you are a solo traveler and want to book the tour you can call us at +506 8349-7633 to put you together with a group or use the live chat on the lower right corner.

Self Drive Tours

Can I go tubing?

La Leona Waterfall Tubing tour is not recommended for guests who have knee, ankle or mobility issues. You must have an average level of fitness.

The minimum age for this tour is 6 year old and there is not maximum age as long as you comply with the level of fitness required above.

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After Tubing...

  • Bring some snacks: Tubing can be surprisingly tiring and you might end up really hungry.
  • I recommend having a change of clothes, a towel and another pair of shoes or sandals for a comfortable post-tubing experience.
  • Share your experience online with a review on our google page and tag us on your pictures on both Instagram and Facebook.
  • Have some cash with you if you want to tip the guides at the end of the tour.

Things to do near La Leona Waterfall Tubing

Río Negro Hot Springs

You can experience the incredible hot springs of Rio Negro, naturally heated by the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. There are 10 pools built on the riverbank, filled with thermal waters rich in minerals and also a rejuvenating treatment with hot volcanic mud.

You can book your tour for only $34.99 with Rincón de la Vieja Park. 

Poza los Coyotes
Spa body mask with hot volcanic mud
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Pools with thermal waters
Zip Lining

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, this is the tour you’re looking for, where you’ll fly through the trees and over a narrow river. The spectacular Colorado River- formed by water erosion million years ago- will be your playground.

You can book your tour for only $65.00 with Rincón de la Vieja Park clicking here.

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Las Pailas Trail

A beautiful hike through tropical dry and rain forests where you will learn about the legend of the volcano, species of plants, trees and different volcanic activities; and you might even spot wildlife.

You can book here for only $40.00 with Rincón de la Vieja Park clicking here.

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Volcanic Fumes
Poza Los Coyotes

You can enjoy an emerald-colored river with waterfalls, pools and caves in Poza los Coyotes only 15 min from Liberia. 

You can then pay the entrance fee which is 4$ and rent tires to float in the pools.

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Mega Combo Day Pass

This Combo Day Pass includes:

  • The longest jungle water slide in Costa Rica
  • Jungle Zipline
  • Horseback riding
  • Tractor safary
  • Volcanic mud bath
  • Natural hot springs
  • Relaxing volcanic steam sauna
  • Costa Rican typical lunch

You can book all these activities for a discount of $105.00 with Rincón de la Vieja Park clicking here.


Tubing is an exciting adventure activity that you can book with La Leona Waterfall Adventure Hike. It takes place in the Río Colorado, where participants navigate down the river on inflatable tubes.

You can book a tubing experience through various tour companies in the area. We offer a tubing experience in Río Colorado for only $55.00 at La Leona Waterfall Adventure Hike which you can book clicking here.

The duration of the tour can vary, but it usually lasts 1h30. You can get more information about the tour (where is it, what to bring, what does it include, etc.) on this blog.

The minimum age for this tour is 6 years old, and there’s no maximum age as long as you have an average level of fitness.

It is not recommended for guests who have knee, ankle or mobility issues.

Tubing is a year round activity. During the dry season, we provide paddles for added control, and during the rainy season the river is faster, adding an extra thrill to the experience

Our team checks on the river’s water level daily to ensure your safety and maximize the enjoyment of the tours.

Yes, it is. However, you should feel comfortable in water and just follow the guidance of the tour guides. The company provides a life-jacket and a helmet for the activity.

Yes, you can check on Things To Do Near La Leona Waterfall Tubing on this page for some activities as hikes, pools, zip lining and others.

You can only go to La Leona Waterfall with a tour, as it’s an adventure hike that only professional guides can take you to. You can book the tour with us for only $30, which includes the guides and equipment.

Yes, you can swim in La Leona Waterfall as its crystal clear water plunges into a refreshing pool. Due to safety concerns, all tours provide a life-jacket.

Yes, it definitely is. It is one of the most impressive waterfalls in Costa Rica, where you can admire at both the power and serenity of nature. The adventure hike to get there is honestly breathtaking and wild but it is easy and safe. You can book with us for only $30, including equipment and professional tour guides.

No, you cannot go to La Leona Waterfall for free as you need a guide to take you there. However, there are many options to get there with a tour, which will be fun and safe. You can book a tour with us for only $30.

La Leona Waterfall is a breathtaking natural spectacle that measures aproximately 10 metres (33 feet tall). 

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