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. Different tours such as hiking amidst the lush forests, sport fishing tours, the adrenaline-full adventures in the rivers while experiencing the whitewater rafting, different bird watching sessions surrounded by nature, surfing in the amazing Costa Rica beaches, scuba diving in the reefs, and some other fun activities are the top tourist attractions of the country.
But if you are planning your next summer vacations, you can’t forget to include at least one zip line canopy tour. This will boost your adrenaline and the enjoyment of your travel to Costa Rica.
Composed of steel cables and platforms strung at various heights between trees, they will offer you a unique means of accessing gorgeous natural areas otherwise difficult or impossible to access. And while they undoubtedly boost your fun and adrenaline, zip lines will also educate you.
Of course there are a lot of canopy tours all around the world, but the special thing with this country is that the tours here 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, the famous and adorable sloths, and hundreds of bird species can be seen.
The idyllic Costa Rica weather is also one of the main reasons why canopy tours are so popular among visitors and locals alike. It is possible to book one of these tours all year round; depending, obviously, on the regions of the country you will be visiting.
Travel Excellence offer different canopy tour options in almost all tourist destinations of the country. You can choose zip line tours with volcano views, ocean views, rainforest views… 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, the mountainous Central Valley surrounding San Jose Costa Rica 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 the different San Jose hotels and the Juan Santamaria International Airport.
The amazing Arenal Volcano is one of the most remarkable highlights of the country. La Fortuna Costa Rica, the area surrounding Arenal Volcano is a center of activity and the home of beautiful boutique Costa Rica 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, and that’s why it is considered as an one of the best places to visit in Costa Rica for vacations. It is also one of the premier places for zip lining tours as its 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. Different bird species can be observed from here.
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
Please contact us if you want to know more about zip lining tours for your next trip. We will be more than glad to assist you in everything you might need for your upcoming holidays.