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San José, Costa Rica Zip line adventures

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San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

1. San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

Tour the best locations in Costa Rica and learn about local life and culture from those who live there. Visit a coffee plantation, zip line, and soak in the hot springs at the base of the Adrenal Volcano. Take the scenic route to the Arenal Volcano and visit a coffee plantation along the way. Gain an insight into the world of Costa Rican coffee and taste one of the best coffees in the world. Arrive at the "La Paz" and "San Fernando" waterfalls and admire the exotic tropical birds of Costa Rica, including many species of hummingbirds and rare emerald toucanets. Take in the views at the San Fernando Waterfall observation point before heading to the "Iguana Bridge", where you will have the chance to spot iguanas, sloths, monkeys, and toucans. Stop for an authentic Costa Rican lunch in a restaurant located in "La Fortuna." Then, prepare for a zip-lining adventure in the local rainforest jungles with 9 canopy cables and a 50 meter (150 feet) rappel on the Arenal River. Learn about the culture while listening to a "Maleku" Indigenous tribe presentation from locals. Relax for a couple of hours in the Paradise Hot Springs at the base of Arenal Volcano, surrounded by tropical gardens followed by dinner.

From San Jose: Zipline, ATV and more Full-Day Tour w/ Lunch

2. From San Jose: Zipline, ATV and more Full-Day Tour w/ Lunch

On this tour you will get to visit the town of Jaco Beach, one of the most popular beach towns in all of Costa Rica due to its proximity to the capital city of San Jose; along the way you will enjoy some breathtaking views of the mountains, shortly after you will get to stop at the word famous Tarcoles River, where you will have the opportunity to view and take photos of crocodiles in their natural environment, some of them measuring up to 19ft long. Your next stop is at Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park, here you will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the best Zip Line Tours in Costa Rica, and our Action packed ATV jungle adventure in the rain forest, crossing rivers, muddy paths and ocean view lookout spots.

Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic 6 in 1 Tour

3. Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic 6 in 1 Tour

Enjoy the spectacular Atlantic rainforest within Braulio Carrillo Park, located just 45 minutes from San Jose, alongside your family and friends, by doing activities such as an aerial tram, zip-line, adrena-line, butterflies and terrariums, a guided walk and a hanging bridge tour.  Start this rich experience with a true flight over the treetops in a comfortable aerial tram while an expert naturalist guide describes hidden treasures of the forest. Then, you’ll live real emotion with this zip line tour with 14 safe platforms and 10 cables, which include the thrill of the adrena-line cable, 2297 feet long and 55 km/h speed. Back on the ground, feel relaxation during a guided walk through a nature trail with a visit over Molinete River’s hanging bridge. Then have a fun and educational stop at a hummingbird, butterflies and frogs garden, where you can learn about the different species of the region.  

From San Jose: Los Suenos Full-Day Tour

4. From San Jose: Los Suenos Full-Day Tour

Visit the world-famous Tarcoles Bridge, where you can photograph crocodiles in their natural habitat, some measuring about 19 feet long. The next stop is at Vista Los Suenos Adventure Park, where you will get to choose two adventures tours from the following: zipline, horseback riding, surf lessons or an ATV adventure.  Your first adventure will end at the Jungle Restaurant where you can enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with natural drinks, coffee and dessert. After lunch, embark on your next adventure before visiting the Photo Adventure Team, where you can purchase your pictures of the day or pick up some Costa Rica souvenirs.

From San Jose: Full-Day Jaco Beach Canyoning and Canopy Tour

5. From San Jose: Full-Day Jaco Beach Canyoning and Canopy Tour

After pick up at your hotel, cross the Tarcoles river bridge to see the crocodiles. Stop in Jaco Beach downtown to meet your tour guides and learn more details about the tour. Sit down for a delicious traditional lunch in Costa Rica. Hop on a 4x4 safari ride and enjoy the virgin mountain crossing, seeing macaws, toucans, monkeys, and other wild animal cross the path. Pick up your canopy equipment and zip to the first line to enjoy a practical rappel. Walking through the river, try swimming and jumping into the river's pools. Finally, as the highlight of your tour, try your hand at canyoning and rappel 4 lines on a waterfall of around 300 feet. Feel the adrenaline of this high-thrill adventure, suitable for adults and children alike. Enjoy nature and take pictures to share with your family and friends.

From San Jose: 6-in-1 Rainforest Bridges & Cables Adventure

6. From San Jose: 6-in-1 Rainforest Bridges & Cables Adventure

Experience the forest in a new way and leave San Jose for Jaco to try the 6-in-1 adventure tour in an eco-adventure park. Explore the forest with a naturalist guide and try gondolas, cables, and suspension bridges over the Molinete River. Leave San Jose and travel to Jaco, where an adrenaline-filled forest adventure awaits you. Start the adventure with a flight through the treetops in comfortable gondolas on a cable car while a guide describes the hidden treasures of the forest. Marvel at the wonders of nature as you glide through the forest. Enjoy one of the safest canopy tours in the area, including 14 platforms and 10 different cables, and enjoy an experience that will take your breath away. Try the impressive cable over 700 meters long, with a potential speed of 55 km an hour. Return to the ground and enjoy relaxing on the nature trails that include a visit to the suspension bridge over the Molinete River, and take an educational visit to the diverse garden of hummingbirds, butterflies, and frogs, and admire different regional species.

San Jose: Rainforest Costa Rica Atlantic Zip Line Tour

7. San Jose: Rainforest Costa Rica Atlantic Zip Line Tour

This park offers Costa Rica’s safest zip line canopy tour, where you can effortlessly traverse the canopy and its hanging gardens under the supervision of experienced guides for a real eco-adventure. Located just 45 minutes from San Jose, you will have the change to experience the longest zip line near San Jose 700 meters long. Passengers will be strapped in safe top quality gear specifically designed for this canopy tour. The exhilarating canopy tour will take you flying across the magnificent Molinete River several times with 10 cables and 14 platforms through the mountains. Walking trails will lead visitor deep into the rainforest floor.

Zipline Tour in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

8. Zipline Tour in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

Experience true adrenaline and adventure on our incredible canopy tour. Fly through and over the rainforest on the safest and most fun canopy trip in the country as you dive into the rainforest and experience firsthand why Costa Rica is the best destination in the world for Adventure and Eco-tourism . Our controlled brake system allows you to do the canopy without the need to hold the cable so you can experience great sensations when flying freely. We also have double cable, triple harness, platforms with edges and top quality equipment to make your adventure unforgettable and worry-free!

San Jose: San Luis Rainforest and Zipline Tour with Lunch

9. San Jose: San Luis Rainforest and Zipline Tour with Lunch

Travel from the bustling streets of San Jose to the rugged countryside of San Luis on this full-day rainforest and zipline tour. Feel the adrenaline rush as you cruise above the treetops, hike narrow trails, learn about a variety of rainforest ecosystems, and hear scientific facts from your guide. Begin your tour with transportation to San Luise in an air-conditioned van, watching as the city skyline of San Jose transforms into a dense jungle. Upon arrival, listen as your guide details zipline safety instructions and the day's itinerary. Then it's time to harness up and fly through the trees. Follow your guide through the cable system, watching closely for wildlife like toucans, parrots, ocelots, hawks, iguanas, and howler monkeys. During lunch, learn about the rainforest canopy, its role in the protection of forest biodiversity, and current conservation and rehabilitation efforts.

From San Jose: Adventure Combo Canopy & Rafting Pozo Azul

10. From San Jose: Adventure Combo Canopy & Rafting Pozo Azul

Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Hacienda Pozo Azul, a prime adventure destination in Costa Rica. Experience a variety of thrilling outdoor activities only 90 minutes outside of San Jose, and enjoy eco-activities in nature. Try ziplining through the treetop canopy, and river rafting from Class III-IV. Visit Hacienda Pozo Azul, which has become an adventure destination of choice in Costa Rica, only 90 minutes from San Jose or Arenal Volcano or 2 hours from Puerto Limon. Choose from a great variety of eco-adventures in a nature-rich environment with first-class equipment and trained guides to provide you with a safe and unforgettable experience. Travel through the exhilarating Costa Rican forest by zipping through the tree-top canopy in a beautiful jungle setting. Take comfort in your safety with experienced guides and safety features you only find in Hacienda Pozo Azul. Take an adventure down the river with Rafting tours from Class III-IV, and enjoy a tour that leaves from the Hacienda Facilities and runs 13 Km. Enter through one of several accesses throughout the tour and relax as there is constant communication with the base and the tour can be run year-round.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 21 reviews

The all-inclusive tour was excellent with our guide, Oscar, who is very knowledgeable about Costa Rica and managed time well. After picking up guests at hotels, we started with a short coffee plantation tour, then on to visit waterfalls, and to an iguana sanctuary. Before heading to lunch, we also made a quick stop to see sloths and to take photos. Food at lunch was good, then we headed to the Zip line, which was a fantastic experience with the professional staff at Go Adventure Arenal Park. After, we relaxed at a resort near the Arenal Volcano. The volcano fortunately was visible, with fairly clear skies. We then made a quick stop to a large souvenir shop then onto a good dinner, before getting dropped back to our hotels. It was a fantastic day - I was picked up at about 6:30 am from my hotel and returned about 9 pm.

Varied tour with lots of impressions, information, activities and delicious food. Our guide Oscar was super friendly and attentive. The highlight was the ziplining and then the hot springs to relax. Used the tour as a transfer to La Fortuna at the same time. Everything went great. A great first day in Costa Rica.

Great tour, best way to get to La Fortuna from San Jose as you stop off at several sites including coffee plantation, two waterfalls and zip lining. It was our first day and a great introduction to Costa Rica

Amazing ! Worth every penny. Harlem was an amazing guide.

This was a wonderful excursion. Well worth the money!!