Costa Rica is world recognized for its nature, the sustainable development of the tourism industry and the adventure activities you can experience while you visit the country. Hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, bird watching, surfing, scuba diving and some others fun activities are the top tourist attractions of the country.
But if you are planning your next Costa Rica vacations, you can forget to include at least one zip line canopy tour.
Composed of steel cables and platforms strung at various heights between trees, they will offer you a unique means of accessing gorgeous natural areas. And while they undoubtedly boost your adrenalin, zip lines also will educate you.
Of course there are canopy tours all around the world, but Costa Rica will give you the opportunity to explore the richness of its wildlife and its green landscapes like if you were a bird. These amazing tours offer a great view of the forest canopy, where thick branches serve as platforms, and an incredible variety of plants, and such animals as frogs, snakes, sloths, and hundreds of bird species can be seen.
The idyllic weather it's also one of the main reasons why canopy tours are so popular. It is possible to book one of these tours all year round, depending obviously of the regions of the country you visit.
Travel Excellence offer canopy tour options in almost all tourist destinations of the country. You can choose zip line tours with volcano views, ocean views, rainforest viewsâ€¦whatever you want!Back to Top
Maybe you have done canopy tours before, but if your Costa Rica zip line tour will be your first there are some important facts that you need to know:
There are some important things you need to bring with you no matter which canopy tour you are going to do:
It is also important to bring a poncho and a sweater if you are visiting Costa Rica in rainy season.Back to Top
All Costa Rica vacation packages can include at least one canopy tour. The most popular zip lines you can visit are:
While there are no canopy tours within the capital city of Costa Rica, the mountainous Central Valley surrounding San Jose boasts some tropical landscapes perfect for zip lining. In fact, many canopy tour companies have created zip lines in this area and most of them are just a short trip away from San JosĂ© hotels and Juan SantamarĂa International Airport.
Arenal Volcano is one of the most remarkable highlights of Costa Rica. La Fortuna, the area surrounding Arenal Volcano is a center of activity and the home of beautiful boutique hotels. Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna also have some truly amazing zip lining canopy tours, and they offer incredible views of Costa Rica's wildlife with Arenal Volcano looming over it all.
Monteverde is home of the famous Cloud Forest Reserve, an amazing place to visit on your Costa Rica vacations. It also is one of the premier places for zip lining tours as it cloud forest have a truly exceptional climate and an amazing variety of exotic flora and fauna.
Some of the Monteverde Cloud Forest zip lining tours offers hanging bridges as well, giving you a bird's eye view of the forest.
Squirrel and howler monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, iguanas and sloths are some of the species inhabiting the Central Pacific area. These animals populate the canopy of the forest, making the Central Pacific one of the most exciting places in Costa Rica to experience a canopy tour.
Many of the canopy companies here include tarzan swings, waterfall rappels and ATV tours, which will make the adventure even more exciting. No matter what canopy tour you choose, you're sure to see some incredible wildlife and landscapes.Back to Top