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.
Located near the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Ecoglide Canopy Tour offers visitors a fast-flying, adrenalin-filled day of fun. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
Some 70 percent of all life in the tropical forest exists at the canopy level. During this tour, you’ll fly along zip-lines and experience the forest canopy in a new, exhilarating way.
Ever wanted to fly through the air like Superman? If so, here’s your chance. During this tour, participants connect to a double-cabled, 1-km line and fly superman-style over a working teak farm. It’s exhilarating and unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Selvatura is a outstanding canopy tour, has the longest cables in Costa Rica and is the only one truly immersed in virgin forest. The tour is made up of 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms, traversing over two miles of forest and combining the thrill of the zip line with a unique perspective of the tree top canopy. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 6 km from the town of Santa Elena and about 3km from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
This is the ultimate combo tour for experiencing the cloud forest. Walk along suspension bridges with an expert guide, ride a silent tram up through the canopy and finally fly across the canopy on zip lines. The Sky Trek Canopy Tour in Monteverde is located 6 km from the town of Santa Elena and about 3km from the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. Flying across the misty cloud forest of Monteverde is one of Costa Rica's signature experiences. Rated 7.1/10 by visitors
The two hour canopy tour is a chance for visitors to glide through the pristine forest land of the adventure destination Hacienda La Norma in the Guanacaste region.
Fly through the rainforest canopy and along the Arenal River on the Paraiso Canopy Tour's speedy zip lines. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
Set on the outskirts of Tamarindo, the Monkey Jungle Canopy Tour offers travelers a high-flying way to experience the forests of Costa Rica. The tour consists of seven zip-line cables that extend through the treetops.
See the jungle from up in trees and experience the thrill of flying through over 2500 meters of zipline cable. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
Fly through the upper reaches of the jungle on this exciting canopy your. Set just outside Quepos, this zipline is one of the longest and safest in the area—it has double-cabled lines and includes 10 lines, 15 platforms, and 2 rappels.
A high-flying, exhilarating canopy tour is one of the best ways to experience the thrills and beauty of Costa Rica. Situated along the Caribbean coast within a 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve, this tour allows visitors to experience the natural wonder and exciting activities that Costa Rica is known for. Rated 7.5/10 by visitors
This one-day tour of Hacienda Pozo Azul allows travelers who are staying in San José to enjoy the many activities at the Pozo Azul property. The adventures here include canopy tours, rafting, rappelling, and horseback riding.
The Full Day Jungle Adventure in a south Caribbean rainforest offers the unforgettable thrills hiking and canyoneering through the jungle, climbing and repelling trees and waterfalls, swimming in natural pools, taking a canopy tour, and doing the famous Tarzan swing.
For those looking for a combination of adventure and nature the Selvatura Canopy Tour, visit to the Butterfly Garden and Hummingbird Garden is a great option. Rated 6.4/10 by visitors
A visit to the funky town of Montezuma and its incredible waterfalls are a “must-do” for many travelers to Costa Rica. This combination tour includes a visit to the town and waterfalls, a ride along zip lines, and an ATV trip. It lasts approximately six hours.
For the finest, most unobstructed views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake, ride the Sky Tram up to the area's best observation deck. You'll then ride a series of 8 zip-lines to the base of the mountain. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
The Full Adrenalin 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.
Costa Rica offers different kinds of White water rafting where the adrenaline shoots to the limit and fascinating Canopy tours can be experienced from the top of the trees. Now you can enjoy both activities combined in a single tour. Discover the natural wonders of Sarapiqui, a large territory located in the northern part of the country, with crystalline rivers, abundant scenic beauty and towns full of hard-working and friendly people
Long pants (Or long shorts), closed toed shoes or strap sandals, camera, change of clothes in case its rainy. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
This combination nature and adventure tour combines the slow pace and beautiful views of the rain forest via the Aerial Tram as well as the heart pumping excitement of flying through the canopy on zip lines. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
Indulge in a day of relaxation and adventure at the Vandara Hot Springs & Spa. The Vandara Hot Springs are situated near the Rincón de la Vieja National Park on a nicely forested piece of property. This combination tour allows guests to enjoy many different activities, including a soak in the hot springs, horseback riding, a canopy your, waterslide adventure, and an organic farm tour.
The Borinquen Adventure is an exciting combination of horseback riding, zip lining and soaking in hot springs.
Imagine yourself streaking along a canopy zip line high above the rainforest - the thrill, the adrenalin, the extraordinary views! This, along with an exciting tour through a butterfly garden and serpentarium, is what you'll experience on a trip to the Canopy Safari. Located approximately 45 minutes from Manuel Antonio, in the Peso Real area, Canopy Safari is a true experience in adventure and excitement. Rated 7.3/10 by visitors
This zip line, suspension bridge and butterfly garden combination tour perfectly mixes peaceful tranquility and thrilling adventure, all while being surrounded by the lush cloud forest. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors