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
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
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.
For the finest, most unobstructed views of the Arenal Volcano and Lake, ride the Sky Tram up to the area's best observation deck. Rated 7.2/10 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
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
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 rainforest canopy and along the Arenal River on the Paraiso Canopy Tour's speedy zip lines. Rated 7.2/10 by visitors
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.
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
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 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
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. Rated 6.5/10 by visitors
The green hillsides of Monteverde are a welcome contrast to the expansive, semi-dry scenery of the Pacific lowlands. It is here – at the Selvatura Private Reserve – that your tour will unfold. Rated 7.5/10 by visitors
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 adventure combo at Rincon de La Vieja is an action packed full day expedition that features a guided visit to Hacienda Guachipelin Lodge, next to Rincon De La Vieja National Park. There are 4 main activities during this day of adventure canopy (zip line) tour and rapelling through the Rio Blanco Canyon and horseback riding expedition to nearby waterfalls, relax at a rustic spa featuring volcano heated thermal waters, steam and mud bath. Rated 6.8/10 by visitors
This tour offers travelers the ability to enjoy several exciting activities within the span of one day. It takes place at Hacienda Guachipelin, a hotel set just outside the Rincón de La Vieja National Park. The hotel is a working ranch and located on a beautiful piece of property. This is a good tour for active and adventurous travelers. Rated 5.0/10 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
The Canopy Tour, Tree-Top Suspension Bridges walking tour, Butterfly garden and the Hummingbird Gallery are a great combination of adventure, tranquility and beauty in the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors
The Full Day Tour to Veragua Rainforest includes a Naturalist Guide, Rainforest Tram, Trail of the Giants, Puma Waterfall trail, visit to the INBio research station, Hummingbird Garden, Frog Habitat, Butterfly Habitat, Reptile exhibit, and lunch. Visitors to Veragua will have the opportunity to learn from naturalist guides about the rich biodiversity found within the rainforest as well as visit the snake exhibit, frog and butterfly habitats and observe ongoing research by the INBio lab. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors