country is a tropical paradise filled with a number of
ecosystems and microclimates. Costa Rica canopy tours
are an exhilarating way to experience the plants and animals
of the Costa Rica rain forest.
From the Monteverde
Cloud Forest to the Arenal
Volcano, there are a number of different places you
can experience Canopy tours in Costa Rica. The ecosystems
high in the sky has only begun to be explored in the past
two decades, using climbing gear combined with construction
cranes. These same devices allow you, too an opportunity
to get up close and personal with the incredible life
in the Costa Rica rain forest.
Companies like Sky Treks provide perhaps the best zip line Costa Rica
has to offer. They take you on the zip lines of
Arenal Volcano, which is one of the most extensive tours.
It takes you way up high then you drop down low, whizzing
within feet of hot streams. Other Costa Rica canopy tours
use modified ski lifts to take you over a hundred feet
in the air. Rest assured that the platforms are well built
if you're afraid of heights. You might lose your fear
of flying when you encounter a vine snakes or a brightly
colored poisonous frog. A Costa Rica rain forest is also
home to friendlier inhabitants such as sloths and hundreds
of types of birds.
While most people of all ages can partake in one of these
experiences, some are more strenuous than others, and
might involve pulling yourself along the cables up to
one of the platforms. Other older platforms don't even
have these zip lines and require you to simply hoist yourself
Costa Rica biological reserves are some of the best places
to see the abundant wildlife of the Costa Rica rainforest.
The Original Canopy Tour goes to such a place, and has
2 and a half hour tours in Monteverde on their high tech
NASA cables. They also have a tour at Iguana Park, near
the capitol of San Jose. Selvatura
Park has a tamer version of canopy tours in Costa Rica
with its 8 different bridges of varying sizes. These are
great for people of all ages. Take a guided tour or you
can just enjoy the walk on your own.
You will want to come prepared with a t-shirt, long sleeved
pants, and insect repellant. Aside from this, a sense
of adventure is the most important thing you can bring
with you when you're going to on one of the many different
Costa Rica Canopy tours or take the best zip line Costa Rica offers for a great thrill.