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Costa Rica Canopy Tours

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Get out of the car and into the treetops! These are best canopy tours in Costa Rica.

Get your Costa Rica vacation off the ground—literally—with a canopy tour.

One of the best things about renting a car for your Costa Rica vacation is that you can do whatever you want and you can experience a variety of different activities and tours; including visiting all the best canopy tours in the country. It’s a great way to see Costa Rica’s stunning flora and fauna. Most of Costa Rica’s animals and about half the plant species are in the rainforest canopy—never mind the views of the surrounding countryside.

With a rental car, you can choose from dozens of canopy tours, but these are our recommendations:

Monteverde Sky Adventures

Sky Adventures is one of the best ways to explore the world-famous cloud forest. The Sky Walk is a series of hanging bridges through the misty treetops, offering exceptional views of the surrounding area. If you want to enjoy a ride through the canopy, Sky Tram is the way to go. The tram also carries the thrill-seekers in the group to the starting point for the exhilarating Sky Trek zipline course. With a combo package, you can mix and match among the three options. Note: We recommend renting a 4WD SUV for Monteverde’s roads.

Arenal Reserve: Aerial Tram & Canopy Zipline

This Costa Rican adventure starts with the aerial tram through the canopy to the zipline platform overlooking the forest below. You’ll feel free as a bird as you move from platform to platform through the treetops. With a bird’s eye view of the surrounding forest and Arenal Volcano rising from the distant plains; the volcano’s imposing presence is stunning. Or, take the Arenal Hanging Bridges and Hot Springs Tour for a closer look at the plentiful plant and animal life. The 15 suspension bridges cover 1.5 miles and offer hikers more incredible views of the volcano. Finish the day with a good soak at Arenal Hot Springs to ease tired muscles.

Diamante Superman Canopy Zipline

Your best view of Guanacaste’s dry tropical forests and their wildlife residents is from above. The area’s savannah stands in sharp contrast to the cloud and rainforests of Monteverde and Arenal. The Superman zipline offers views of the surrounding mountains and the gorgeous Guanacaste coastline.

Jacó Canopy Zipline Tour

If you’re up for a real thrill and some speed, this one’s for you. This tour is for the experienced zipliner or an adventurous beginner as the speeds are faster than usual. But speed isn’t the only attraction: a waterfall and Jacó Beach are some of the sights that also include colorful birds and whimsical monkeys. If you prefer something more sedate, the Jacó Rainforest Aerial Tram has a naturalist guide. The guide explains the plants and animals that inhabit the canopy, often stopping for your photo ops.

Manuel Antonio Canopy Safari Zipline

This tour, run by a top-notch team, gives participants one of the best zipline experiences in the country. The nearby national park is a real gem, and the canopy is home to monkeys, sloths, birds, and more. The tour includes rappelling lines, a suspension bridge, and a Tarzan swing. The property is a wildlife sanctuary and has a butterfly farm, serpentarium, and even a fishing pond.


With the freedom of your rental car, you can even try them all—an excellent way to experience Costa Rica’s biodiversity. Call now to book your rental car and start planning your Costa Rica adventures today!

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