At the very end of a meandering dirt road, sits the hilltop town of Monteverde, a cloud forest enclave with an alpine feel. Founded by Quakers in the 1950s, what was once mountaintop pastureland is today a paradise of nature reserves, coffee and cheese production, wildlife (and lots of it!), and … [Read more...]
If you love adventure, a canopy zipline tour is a must. If you love nature, a canopy zipline tour is a must. If you love spectacular views, a canopy zipline tour is a must!
We admit – we’re big fans of canopy tours (zip lining), Costa Rica’s quintessential adventure and the most popular family activity in Costa Rica. This experience is like few others: With the wind in your hair and thrill in your heart, you’ll fly through the forest canopy, leap into the abyss, and even swing like Tarzan.
But it’s not just the adventure we love; zip line tours are your ticket to a Costa Rica you wouldn’t otherwise see – to the forest canopy, home to a huge variety of birds (including the iconic resplendent quetzal) and other animals (think: sloths, monkeys, and colorful frogs) you would normally miss while hiking the forest trails far below.
This-Not-That: Canopy tours aren’t the only way to explore the canopy. If you’re looking for something a bit tamer, look into aerial trams and hanging bridges.
Destinations that offer Zip Lining tours:
This Gold Coast mini-metropolis is all about great surf, sand, food and nightlife. And while that makes Tamarindo a hotspot for surfers, partiers and bohemians, it doesn’t make bonafide adults shy away, either. Our Langosta and Tamarindo travel guide introduces you to this Costa Rican hotspot for … [Read more...]
The Drake Bay and Sierpe area used to be a biologist-only playground, where scientists would come from around the world to study its immense biodiversity. Today, our Sierpe and Drake Bay travel guide helps you plan your escape to what has become Costa Rica's ultimate escape destination for nature … [Read more...]
The bohemian, surfer-cum-hippie vibe reigns supreme on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, once home a scrappy fishing hamlet and now one of Costa Rica’s most desirable coastal destinations. Our Santa Teresa and Mal País travel guide takes you to these twin beach towns, which welcome all … [Read more...]
Location: Tamarindo Amenities: Breakfast Included, Air-Conditioning, Flat-screen TV, WiFi, In-room Safe, Mini-Fridge This adult-only, seven-room boutique hotel is modern, contemporary and sophisticated, as well as perfectly located – nestled on top of a hill, just minutes away from the … [Read more...]
Our La Fortuna & Arenal Volcano travel guide takes you to the slopes of Costa Rica's most famous volcano. Discover Arenal's steamiest hot springs, greatest adventures, and most beautiful resorts and hotels. Area: North Central Average Temperature: 70 to 86º F (21 to 30º C) Closest … [Read more...]
The watery web of Tortuguero’s river canals meanders through the remote northern Caribbean, where the most popular sight is visible only by the light of the moon. Every year, between March and October, four species of marine turtle – green, leatherback, loggerhead, and hawksbill – lay their eggs on … [Read more...]
Our Jaco travel guide introduces you to one of the most vibrant, busy beach towns in Costa Rica. Jaco and its sister town of Playa Hermosa are home to world-class surf, cinnamon- and black-sand beaches, excellent restaurants, exhilarating activities, and epic nightlife. Overview Area: Central … [Read more...]