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Canopy Tour in Monteverde

Monteverde, Costa Rica
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The canopy or zip line is a tourist activity that consists of traversing a circuit of cables hanging from trees at a high altitude. The activity became popular in Monteverde, Costa Rica in the 1990s, becoming one of the main tourist attractions in the area.

The experience of doing a canopy tour in Monteverde, Costa Rica is exciting and unforgettable. The tour begins with a brief instruction on how to use the safety equipment correctly, then participants are taken to the first platform via a forest trail.

Once on the platform, participants secure themselves to the cable and start to traverse the circuit, sliding through the trees at a high altitude. The circuit usually includes several platforms and cables of different lengths and heights, allowing for different levels of excitement to be experienced.

On the other hand, for those who are less adventurous, they can experience an Aerial Tram Tour, where visitors ride on suspended gondolas to enjoy an aerial adventure.

In addition, while participating in the canopy tour in Monteverde  you can feel the cool breeze and the sound of the forest. As you traverse the circuit, participants can enjoy panoramic views of the Tilarán mountain range, the Arenal volcano, and the Monteverde valley.

Experienced guides will be present at all times to ensure the safety of the participants. In addition, the circuit will be supervised to ensure that participants follow the rules and safety instructions at all times.

While having fun on the canopy tour in Monteverde, Costa Rica, there are several things you can do to make the most of the experience. Some of the activities that can be done include:

Observing wildlife and flora

The cloud forests of Monteverde are known for their rich biodiversity. While traversing the zip-line circuit, it is possible to see up close a wide variety of animals and plants, from butterflies to howler monkeys, trees, and ferns.

Taking panoramic photos

The view from above is impressive, and it is possible to take panoramic photos of the Tilarán mountain range, the Arenal volcano, and the Monteverde valley.

Learning about biodiversity

Experienced guides will be present at all times to provide information about the biodiversity of the area and answer any questions you have.

Living an exciting experience

The canopy tour in Monteverde is an exciting activity that offers a unique way to explore the cloud forests of this beautiful Costa Rican city, with different levels of excitement, from a quiet circuit to one with more adrenaline.

The 5 best places for zip-lining or canopy tour in Monteverde are:

Selvatura Adventure Park: This park has one of the most extensive and varied circuits in Monteverde Costa Rica, with more than 15 platforms and a total length of over 2 km. In addition, it also has a reptile and amphibian exhibition; a butterfly garden, and a sloth sanctuary.

Sky Adventures Monteverde: This park has a 11-platform circuit and a total length of 1.5 km. In Sky Adventures, there are several activities at your disposal, such as zip-lining and the Aerial Tram. With the latter, you can ascend the mountain and enjoy an exciting descent through the canopy.

Canopy Tour in Monteverde: This tour offers a circuit of 10 platforms and a total length of 1.3 km. It is known for its panoramic view of the Tilarán mountain range.

Aventura Park: In Aventura Park, you can experience adventure to the fullest with options such as canopy, hanging bridges, and an exciting Tarzan-style mega swing.

Monteverde Extremo Park: This park offers visitors extreme adventures, as they have a special cable called Superman, where you can slide and enjoy the experience. This one is 1030 meters long.

Who can do canopy or zip-lining in Monteverde Costa Rica?

Zip-lining is an accessible activity for most people in good physical and mental health in Monteverde Costa Rica. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind before doing a canopy tour in Monteverde.

Age: Most zip-line operators require participants to be at least 6 years old to participate. Otherwise, they must be accompanied by a guide.

Weight: Some operators have weight limits for participants, generally between 60 and 250 kg. It is crucial to ask about this before booking the tour.

Pregnancy: Most operators do not allow pregnant women to go zip-lining due to potential risks to the baby and mother.

If you have any concerns about your ability to do a canopy tour in Monteverde, it is crucial to talk to the operator before booking the tour to ensure that you can participate.

In general, zip-lining is a safe and exciting activity that is recommended for those seeking an outdoor adventure and are in good physical and mental health.

At Arenas Travel, we offer tours with unique and personalized experiences so that our customers can fully enjoy their trip. Our itineraries are designed specifically to fit your needs and preferences.

We offer a wide variety of activities to choose from, including canopy tour in Monteverde. Furthermore, our experienced guides will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you have a unique and safe experience. 


  • Exciting aerial adventure
  • Biodiversity observation
  • Experienced guides
  • Panoramic views
  • Aerial Tram Tour
  • Varied circuits
  • Extreme adventures
  • Accessibility considerations

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