It's not a secret that Costa Rica is insanely gorgeous, but some of the best places to zip line might be a little hidden.
Trekking through the jungle and exploring is one of the best parts about Costa Rica. And one of our very favorite ways to soak in all of that lush jungle is by zip lining. Imagine seeing miles and miles of forest around you on a canopy tour, zipping by on a zip line! It's something you're likely to never forget, especially if you visit the best places to zip line in Costa Rica.
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Now that it's decided you're 100% going to go zip lining in Costa Rica, the question is where? Our volunteer groups spend an entire semester in this country and have lent their advice, here:
Where Should I Zip Line In Costa Rica?
- Manuel Antonio (Quepos)
Hacienda Popo Azul
Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
The Monteverde area includes some surrounding towns plus an expansive and lush forest crammed full of towering treetops, suspended bridges that skim the skies, spectacular hikes, zooming zip lines, hidden waterfalls, jungle adventures, 500 kinds of orchids, and some of your favorite tropical animals, like jaguars, parrots and sloths. It's really one of those more famous places in Costa Rica. You can't go wrong here.
But when it comes to zip lining, it's a fan favorite. Nearly all of our volunteer groups mention seeing this part of the country via zip line. There are tons of tour companies out there, but 100% Adventura is a popular one many of our volunteers book with. Perks include:
- The longest zip line in Costa Rica
- The "Tarzan" zip line
- Hammock bridges
- all for about $50.
Learn more about your trip to Monteverede, here.
Arenal Volcano Zip Line
There are several volcanoes in this part of the country, but the Arenal Volcano is a must see while in Costa Rica ... especially by zip line! For this zip line, you will take a tram up to the top platform and zip line down from there. Keep your eyes peeled for monkeys and birds as you zoom through the trees!
Here's all the info you need to book your tour.
Price: $81- bring your student ID for a discount, making it $67
Superman Zip Line in Guanacaste
Snag a view of the beach on this zip line adventure. It's a little more unique because you're strapped in on your stomach, letting you zip down "Superman" style! Oh, and did we mention you're right by the coastline giving you an amazing view of the water?! You're gonna love it.
Jaco Rainforest Aerial Tram
If you're looking for a canopy tour on the Pacific coast - head to Jaco! You sit down in a tram with your group and glide through the treetops with a guide teaching you all about the animals and history of the area. This spot is also near the coast so it makes for a fun weekend trip where you can head into the jungle after a day relaxing on the beach.
Price: $65 (there is usually a 10% discount code posted online).
Manuel Antonio Canopy Safari Zip Line
One of the most popular national parks in Costa Rica also offers a zip line experience - sign me up. If you're looking for something a bit more thrilling take a look at the Tarzan Swing, 11 zip lines, repelling, white water rafting, and suspension bridge. You're sure to get your heart rate up. Manuel Antonio is a spot you'll want to explore regardless of how much you want to zip line; it's a must-see place!
Price: The five hour zip line tour and breakfast will cost you $85 dollars. There are a lot of different packages you can get so check out their website.
Hacienda Pozo Azul Canopy Zip Line
This course has nine zip lines and goes over a river canyon which gives you super cool views- oh and it's 90 feet in the air! Grab your ILP group and go because you'll looove this place.
Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
We've had volunteer groups pack all sorts of adventures into a single day with this tour company — first, you'll tackle the ziplining, then move onto white water rafting, before finishing with a horseback ride at the hot springs. If you want an all-day experience seeing some of the best of Costa Rica, this is a goodie!
The zip lining course is a combo between canopy lines and canyon routes, where you'll zoom between a canyon over a coursing river. There's a mix of zip line cable lines, hanging bridges, and platforms in this course (which also includes a Tarzan swing).
$150 for a full-day of adventures.
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