Whizz through the treetops on a zip line
See the Costa Rican rainforest from a completely new perspective.
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Enjoy a bird's eye view of the rainforest. Sights, sounds and smells are all accentuated, your senses heightened as adrenalin pumps through your body.
What's it like?
Zip line tours vary in duration depending on where you choose to do it. It can take an hour and some can take two to three hours to complete and may be combined with hiking, Tarzan swings or hanging bridges. One thing is for sure, once you've finished, you'll want to go back to the start!
Where to go
You will find zip lines throughout the country. The most popular ones and some of the best can be found in Monteverde, Arenal and Manuel Antonio. Rios Tropicales Lodge on the Pacuare River is another great place for ziplining. They vary from reasonably sedate experiences to hair-raising zooms through the forests! SkyTrek at Arenal has one of the fastest and longest ziplines in the world, but there is a good ‘taster’ zipline next to Evergreen Lodge in Tortuguero. Ask us for more advice.
When to go
The time of year doesn’t really matter, although it will be more enjoyable if it is not raining heavily. Take a look at our guide to when to go to Costa Rica.
How to do it
Tribes can easily incorporate a zip-line tour into your itinerary for you, everything can be arranged beforehand. If you prefer to be flexible then these can be booked whilst you are in Costa Rica, often via your accommodation but may require 24-hour advance booking.