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Canopy / Zipline in the cloud forest of Monteverde and Santa Elena, Costa Rica
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Walking on hanging bridges in Cloudforest - Adventure in your vacation

Play like Tarzan in Costa Rica's canopies

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A network of bridges and zip lines gives visitors a unique way to explore Costa Rica's treetops. Monteverde is indisputably one of the best places to try out these canopy courses. This reserve features an almost 2-mile long course with stunning views of the forest, made up of eight suspended walkways, each of which is between 164 to 557 feet long and 12 to 65 feet high. Be sure to take a good look around as you may spot birds that are usually nearly impossible to see. At dawn, near the Arenal volcano, a network of suspended walkways grants you a glimpse of migratory birds and a chance to hear their songs.

The zip line course is also a top choice. Equipped with a helmet, harness, and gloves, let yourself slide down the long cables, flying over the treetops as you pick up speed. You don't require previous experience and are sure to be giggling the whole way. Arenal Volcano National Park, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, and Los Santos reserve also all offer zip lines.

Each ride will take you through different scenery, sometimes at speeds of over 50 miles an hour. There are also more family-friendly cable car routes through Braulio Carillo National Park and in Turrabares.

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