Zip-lines above the canopy are in many ways synonymous with Costa Rica. Originally introduced during the 1970s, zip-lines have developed into one of the country’s most popular and widespread activities. Composed of steel cables and platforms strung at various heights between trees, they offer travelers a unique means of accessing beautiful and remote natural areas. And although they undoubtedly boost the adrenalin of each and every participant, zip-lines also educate their riders on ecology, botany, and reforestation practices. You can find zip-lines all over Costa Rica, but some of the best are in Monteverde, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio.
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This expedition at the Buena Vista Lodge allows tour members to enjoy canopy tours and horseback rides, and hot springs all in one day. Oh right and then there is that 400-meter waterslide through the forest.
8 hrsFrom $152
The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 3.7 miles from the town of Santa Elena and about 1.8 miles from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences.
2 hrsFrom $84
This two-part tour jumpstarts your morning with an adrenaline rush in a tropical rainforest canopy. To start your adventure, you’ll take a 20-minute gondola ride through the Arenal jungle. Then, you’ll climb to an observation deck in the treetops, where you’ll feel completely enveloped by the noisy, verdant rainforest.
10 hrsFrom $200
This tour will take you to some of the most exciting parts of the tropical forest that surrounds Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano has recently become active again, and you may see some smoke billowing from the crater.
9 hrsFrom $80
The Full Day Tour to Veragua Rainforest includes a Rainforest Tram, Trail of the Giants, Puma Waterfall trail, and a visit to the INBio research station. Visitors to Veragua will have the opportunity to learn from naturalist guides about the rainforest's biodiversity.
7 hrsFrom $69
The Full-Day Jungle Adventure in a south Caribbean rainforest offers the unforgettable thrills of hiking and canyoneering through the jungle. On this tour, you'll rappel down trees and waterfalls, swim in natural pools, tour the jungle canopy, and go for a ride on a Tarzan swing.
6 hrsFrom $95
Vandará has a few of Guanacaste’s most popular adventure activities, all in the same place. This is a lovely way to make sure you fit them all in during the course of a half-day visit – you can choose from Morning Passes and Night Passes, which come with either lunch or dinner.
9 hrsFrom $110
Providing you with everything that you need to fully experience the Rain Forest Aerial Tram Park, this full eco-pass includes a ride across the wonderful Aerial Tram, a canopy tour, and much more.
8 hrsFrom $129
The Full Adrenaline Adventure combines three thrilling activities into a single day—a sky tram, a canopy tour, and a river drift, which involves floating down one of the local rivers on inner tubes. This combo tour is a fun and diverse way to experience the Costa Rican outdoors.
8 hrsFrom $160
The Selvatura All-day Pack is a full day tour that will allow you to enjoy all of the attractions and exhibits that the Selvatura Adventure Park offers. The all day Selvatura experience includes a Canopy Tour, access to the network of suspension bridges, Butterfly Garden, Insect Museum, Hummingbird Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Center as well as a lunch in the dining area overlooking the beautiful gardens.
8 hrsFrom $151
Costa Rica’s rainforests are natural theme parks. On this tour you’ll go canyoneering in the San Antonio de Damas rainforest, which is just outside of the Manuel Antonio National Park. Waterfalls, canyons, and a river await in a rainforest bursting with exotic wildlife.
7 hrsFrom $142
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