Zip-lining or Canopy tour was originally introduced in 1970. It has become one of the most popular and widespread activities in Costa Rica. It is way to use a devised system of cables and platforms and enjoy exploring the amazing diversity of wildlife that habituates the upper canopy level of this previously inaccessible eco-system. This type of tour will allow you to soar through the forest high above the forest floor and get wondered by discovering what it is a monkey finds so fascinating about the forest canopy. This adventure activity will take you as close as you can get to flying across the top of the jungle and mountains through a forest. If you prefer to linger, you can also enjoy getting close to the nature from a aerial bridges between platforms built in trees and enjoy watching panoramic views for acres as well as spot a variety of birds and wild animals with the help of an experienced guide. While sliding from one platform to another along a series of steel cables set amongst amazing natural surroundings, you will experience a thrilling a adventure. This activity is also a great option to learn about ecology, botany and reforestation practices. You will find zip-lines and canopy tours all over the country and here goes a list:
ATV Canopy Zip-Line tour, Flamingo:
With the help of an expert guide you will go to the mountains on the Monkey trail that starts behind Potrero Beach by ATV to the Congo Trail Zip-Line Canopy area. Adventure lovers will like the extremly terrifying Tarzan swing.
Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Heliconias Rain Forest & Hanging Bridges:
During this tour you will visit a hidden gem, swim and spend some relaxed time at the magnificent Llanos del Cortez Waterfalls, surrounded by a sandy beach and green rainforest.
Canyon Canopy Tour:
You will enjoy this tour in the amazing canyon made by the water erosion of the Blanco River during millions of years. During this tour you will not only enjoy zip lining but also many more activities such as rappeling, canopy, Tarzan Swings, Rock Climbing, Via Ferrata and also exploring the beauty of the area from Hanging bridges.
PO Box 208-50101
Witch’s Rock Canopy Tour:
This tour was designed to allow kids and adults to enjoy zip-lining on a smaller scale. This tour include 24 platforms, 11 cables from 100 to 450 meters in length, 3 suspension bridges, 3 climbing threes with pulley systems for safety and it lasts for only an hour.
506-2696-7101 and 506-2696-7103
Miss Sky Canopy Tour:
It is the longest, most exhilarating canopy tour in the world and its total length is over 11 km. Most of its 21 runs are between 500 to 600 m long and there is a stopover at the waterfall and river pools, the ultimate stage emerges from the serene forest. It crosses high above beautiful River Nosara and sails directly into a disco-bar on the top floor of a five story architectural wonder.
Pura Adventure Canopy Tour:
This canopy consists of 11 cables, a swinging bridge and a rappel. It is designed in such a way that ensure you enjoy a safe soaring through the forest and get a thrilling experience.
Cel +(506) 8883-5703
Tel +(506) 2658-0781
Monkey Jungle Canopy Tour:
This jungle is located on a private reserve on the outskirts of Tamarindo. This tour include 7 cables which take off from the mountain side into the tree tops.
Phone: (506) 2653-1172
Pinilla Canopy Tour:
You will enjoy Zip lining with 8 zip lines and 10 platforms through the jungle canopy through the Dry Tropical forest in Tamarindo, Costa Rica.
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Black Stallion Canopy Tour:
The take off point is about 680 feet above sea level on a mountain top and it allows to enjoy amazing views of surrounding areas and beaches. With professional bilingual guides you will enjoy with 1100 feet long cable from one hill top to another. There are also 10 different lines zig zagging from huge tree to tree and 11 platforms in the trees and ground level.
Wing Nuts Canopy Tour:
Started as an idea back around 1999, it offers tours to small groups with a maximum of 10 per tour. With the help of friendly and experienced guides you will enjoy a safe and enjoyable canopy tour.
Call: (506) 2656-0153
Hotel Villas Playa Samara Canopy Tour:
You will enjoy this tour in the dry tropical forest of Samara beach. It consists 12 platforms which are up to 65 feet, 10 cable zip-lines (up to 400 feet long), a cable bridge and finishes off with rappelling.
Tel. (506) 4052-4646
The Poas Canopy Tour:
It has 24 platforms in the major trees that make it an extraordinary trail above the canopy forest. The tour lasts for about two hours and ends when you glide down on an impressive 1980-feet length cable.
Phone: ++506 – 2441 1249
Pozo Azul Canopy Tour:
Hacienda Pozo Azul is 70 Km North of San Jose. It has 12 cables and 17 platforms and 7 of those are build on trees between 60 and 90 feet high. This tour begins at the reception desk at 9:30 AM , 12:30 MD and 3:00 PM.
Located only 30 minutes away from the International airport and 45 minutes from San Jose, on the mountains of Heredia, Canopy Adventures is a family owned business. Its canopy tour includes 13 platforms and 8 cables around gigantic oak trees, typical to old growth forests. Cable length is about 60 to 600 feet and most of those go over beautiful waterfalls.
At the beginning of this tour, you will have an explanation of the basic principals that you will need to experience a safe and enjoyable canopy tour. During this tour you will enjoy roaming around the treetops leaping from platform to platform in a special system of steel cables using professional climbing gear.
P.O.Box: 100-1260 Escazú, Costa Rica
Tel: (506) 2289-5624 / 2289-5623
This tour lasts for 3 to 4 hours and you will get specialized equipment and a splash jacket for this tour. This tour is perfect for adults as well as for the kids over 12 years old. You will enjoy a thrilling day of Canyoning while rappeling down the waterfalls, zip-line through the treetops.
Southern Pacific Region:
Osa Canopy Tour:
This tour includes 9 cables, 2 rappelling station, 11 platforms, 2 suspension bridge, and also an amazing Tarzan swing for that will make you enjoy an amazing trip.
Corcovado Canopy Tour:
From the town Drake Bay, Corcovado Canopy Tour is 5 km away and this tour is perfect for both adventurers and thrill seekers. You will get all the safety equipment and enjoy flying with the 13 stainless steel cables (from 100 meters to 400 meters) that are suspended from tree to tree throughout the rainforest high about 60 meters from the land.
Call: :+(506) 8384-1679 or +(506) 8386-2296
Drake Bay Getaway Canopy Tour:
The tour takes between two and three hours and allows you to go from one to another by using cables, pulleys and mountaineering harnesses. You will enjoy zip-lining through the very top of the ancient primary forest of the Osa Peninsual.
Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 6003-7253
Jacamar Drake Bay Canopy Tour:
This tour has 13 platforms which are interconnected with high safety cables, crossing the forest using a safety harness and a system of rollers. Distance and height of each platform are different and the length of the tour depends on the number of people involved but for safety.
Call: +506 2775-9052
Golfito Canopy Tour:
This canopy tour lasts for about two hours and has 10 platforms and the longest wire 500m. You will enjoy zip lining by a mountain road to the top of the Golfito Mountain.
Call: 8665 5705
Southern Nicoya Peninsual:
Mal Pais Canopy Tour:
Adjacent to the Cabo Blanco National Park, the Mal Pais canopy is ideal for taking a zipline tour through the tree tops and enjoy an amazing thrilling experience. This canopy ride is almost 1 mile long and has 11 platforms and it has the longest rides that is 500 m along a creek and 300 m across a canyon on an altitude of 30 m.
Montezuma Canopy Tour:
In Montezuma area there are two canopy tours-one leads to the third pool of Montezuma Falls and the Malpais canopy tour.
Northern Mountains Region:
Arenal Mundo Aventura Canopy Tour:
Arenal Mundo Aventura cables begins from platforms at ground level ensuring that if a tree did fall it will not produce any time laps in the tour. There are 11 cables, span lengths of 200 meters up to the longest of 960 meters.
Ecoglide Arenal Park Cnopy Tour:
In this park canopy is located 3.5km west of the Catholic church in La Fortuna de San Carlos. This canopy consists two wires travelling in parallel, 13 cables and 15 platforms most of which are in the trees. There is also Tarzan Swing that involves swinging from a platform into the forest. In this park you can also enjoy night canopy.
Call: +(506) 2479-7120
Arenal Paraiso Canopy Zipline:
During this tour you will enjoy flying from tree to tree across 12 platforms and 11 cables at a height of 80 meters, and ranging in lengths up to 350 meters. You will have modern equipment that will ensure you enjoy a safe trip.
Call: +506 2479-1100
Erupciones Inn Canopy Tour and Hanging Bridge Tour:
Erupciones Inn offers canopy in Arenal different options: Arenal Canopy Tour, Arenal Mundo Aventura and Sky Tram & Sky Trek. You can choose any of these tours and enjoy traveling on the treetops through cables. You can also visit the Arenal hanging bridges which are located just a few minutes from Erupciones Inn.
Tel: (506) 2479 81 57
(506) 2479 87 12
Selvatura Park’s Extreme Adventure Tour:
This tour includes zip line canopy tour and also hanging bridge tour. It usually takes between 2.5 and 3 hours and can be enjoyed by adventurers from ages 4 and older.
This park also offers canopy tour and hanging bridge tour separately. During canopy tour you will enjoy flying through 12 cables and 18 platforms with an optional Tarzan Swing at the end of the adventure. It is the only canopy tour inside the Monteverde Cloud Forest and considered as the longest canopy tours in Costa Rica. In this park tree top walkways consist of a 1.9 mile trail through the cloud forest. Each of the bridge has the capacity to hold up to 80. There are eight different bridges with different lengths ranging between 150 feet ( 50 meters ) up to 510 feet ( 170 meters ).
Phone: +506 2645 5929
San Lorenzo canopy:
Located in the middle of a cloud forest San Lorenzo Canopy consists 2500 meters of cables and 12 platforms. You will enjoy this tour only 80 km from San Jose on the main road from San Ramon to La Fortuna.
Canopy San Lorenzo
Route 702, road San Ramon to La Fortuna,
32 km from San Ramon.
Tel: +506 2447-9331
US: +1 408-215-1000
Central Pacific Region:
Adventure Park & Hotel Vista Golfo Canopy Tour:
This canopy tour consists 25 lines, 11 in total. Its second zip line tour include a 700 meters (1/2 mile) line as well as the biggest High Rope course including a Tarzan Swing.
Vista Golfo de Nicoya
Tajo Alto, Miramar, Puntarenas,
Call: +(506) 2639-8303 / +(506) 8382-3312
TiTi Canopy Tour:
This tour is lasts for two hours and it is the only eco-friendly zip line that will take you through the primary and secondary forest tree tops among three species of monkeys. It has 22 platforms high above the jungle floor with dramatic views of the valley. It also consists 11 zip line cables reaching up to 450 meters (1,475 ft).
150m Sur de Hospital Quepos
Manuel Antonio-Quepos, Costa Rica
+506 2777 3130
Zipline or Rappel Canopy Tours:
This tour has double-cabled and longest lines in the area. It consists 9 lines, 14 platforms and maintain International safety standards. You will also visit a hanging bridge and enjoy watching amazing surrounding area.
Manuel Antonio Puntarenas
Tel. (506) 2777-7181
Canopy Safari is the oldest canopy tour in the southern zone of Costa Rica. You will enjoy flying high above rainforest canopy and enjoy the amazing area of Manuel Antonio. It has 18 platforms, 2 rappel lines, 10 zip lines, 1 tarzan swing, 1 suspension bridge.
Tel: (506) 2777-0100
La Mariposa Canopy Tour:
Enjoy zip lining from platform to platform 40 km per hour and enjoy amazing views of the virgin rainforest as the same view as many birds enjoy while flying through the rainforest.