Canopy Tours in Costa Rica

Posted by on October 6, 2012

Canopying over waterfalls in Santa Teresa

Canopy tour is an exciting activity which allows you to zoom around the tropical rain forests and over waterfalls in one go. The tour involves taking adventurous people and nature lovers along a network of cable wires through the tree-tops. The tour operates through various platforms and offers scenic view of the wildlife, forest and waterfalls. The professional guides tell you some interesting facts about the ecology of the forest during the entire tour. The average rate for canopy tours in Costa Rica is $35 without transportation. With transportation it might cost you around $40.

Canopy Tours in Costa Rica

Santa Teresa

During your vacation in Santa Teresa, you will find a handful of reputable companies in the town and its nearby places that organize canopy tours in costa ricacanopy tours. There is Malpais Canopy Tour which will take you traversing along the cable wires, zipping around the forests above a small canyon and a creek within reasonable prices. Montezuma Waterfall Canopy Tour is another tour comany that suspends a cable over forest and gives you a spectacular view of the pacific ocean, waterfalls and the Montezuma river. You can also spot howler monkeys during the tour, take pictures and might even get a chance to swim in the cascading water pools. Zuma Tours is also a popular company for zip lining and canopy tours.

Monteverde

Monteverde is an enchanting destination situated in Central Highlands. It is Costa Rica’s most popular eco reserve. It features verdurous panoramas, suspension bridges, sky trams, botanical gardens, butterfly reserves and many opportunities for adventures including canopy tours.

The Arenal Volcano National Park

The Arenal Volcano National Park features several kinds of rain forests with a huge variety of wildlife. The reserve is known to have different ecosystems. The reserve is a great platform for a wide variety of adventures and activities such horseback riding, whitewater rafting, safaris, waterfall tours, hiking, kite surfing, canoeing, fishing, hanging bridge and canopy tours. For canopy tours, the park has 11 cables where travelers can experience amazing aerial views of the jungles, rivers and volcanoes.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park has over 18 platforms for canopy tours along with a suspension bridge.

What to Bring

For your adrenaline pumping adventure, you will need to bring a few things that will prove to be highly useful. A good sun lotion, bug repellents, a camera to capture the smiles and laughs, water bottles, snacks and most importantly a pair of comfortable shoes and long pants. Canopy tours are considered to be relatively safe and gliding around the jungle from tree top to tree top is quite fun yet the activity is unsuitable for people who are faint hearted or weak. Moreover, you should always contact a recommended and prestigious company to ensure highest levels of safety. Viewing the jungles from the above is a great and delightful experience that will surely turn out to be one of the highlights of your Costa Rican holiday.

For more information on Canopy Tours in Costa Rica, visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopy_tour

http://www.montezumabeach.com/activities/land-activities/canopy-tour/

http://www.malpaisbeach.com/canopy-tour-zip-line/

 

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