Costa Rica is also known for its world-renowned canopy tours. Imagine flying through the treetops hundreds of meters in the air, with an opportunity to observe the diverse fauna!
There are a number of ways to explore the tree-tops of Monteverde that will provide you unique aerial panoramas of the forest. However, the most popular form is the zip-line canopy; a practice with strong steel cables strung between old and extremely strong trees. You are released through the forest from tree to tree along these lines through a safety harness.
Over the course of your outing you'll use the adrenaline inducing cable systems, the longest is 1030 meters! You'll also try the popular 'tarzan swing', a firmly attached rope hovering over a huge cliff, from where you fall freely and swing.
The best thing about this outing is the unparalleled views of the lush beauty - not many places can boast such scenery. The trip takes about 2.5 hours.
Without a doubt, the most famous canopy tours are in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. This region is located on the Continental Divide of Costa Rica, at an altitude of 1,440 metres, producing a very thick and cold cloud layer. Here, there are more than 500 species of animals and 2,500 species of plants – and you can be sure to find some of them during this adventure.