Starting at $69 per night

Overview

Ever wondered what it would be like to soar like a bird?  The Big 11 AMA Canopy Zipline Tour will certainly fulfill that fantasy!

Located just outside of La Fortuna and near the colossal Arenal Volcano, this canopy zipline tour is conveniently located close to most area hotels.  After being picked up for your tour, you will be brought to the Arenal Mundo Aventuras grounds.  Your group will then take a 20 minute tractor ride through the fields and up to the jungle.  You will then hike in another 15 – 20 minutes to the course.

On arrival your guide will provide and fasten your harnesses.  Once everybody is ready to go a brief safety presentation will be provided. 

Despite the name, the Big 11 AMA now offers 12 ziplines with a full course length of over 3 kilometers!  This is one of the fastest courses in Costa Rica and among the most interesting.  The highlight of the tour is a cable that traverses the canyon in front of the gorgeous la Fortuna Waterfall.  This zipline is up to 120 meters high and 980 meters long!

After the ziplining adventure you will have the opportunity to visit the onsite Maleku Indigenous Cultural Rescue Center to learn about their culture.

At the end you will be brought back to your La Fortuna area hotel.  This thrilling adventure usually lasts around 3.5 hours, though this can vary based on a variety of factors.  The adventure includes transportation and guide.

Highlights

  • Zipline on one of the fastest courses in Costa Rica
  • Zipline over the La Fortuna Waterfall Canyon
  • Visit the Maleku Indigenous Cultural Rescue Center

What to Bring

  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Camera
  • Rain Gear

Location and Availability

The Big 11 AMA Canopy is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, and Arenal Zone 3

Tour Times

  • 8:00am
  • 10:30am
  • 1:30pm

Tour Type

  • Zipline

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Location

Latitude: N 10°27'16.45". Longitude: W 85°21'12.6"

Reviews

  • Overall 93.9% (213 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 94.6%
  • Expectations: 94.3%
  • Guides: 94.3%
  • Logistics: 92.3%
  • Value: 95.6%

03/25/2017

The tour and the guides exceeded my expectations. Absolutely fantastic zipline.

02/27/2017

Amazing! I had a knee injury prior to vacation which required me to wear a knee brace. Everyone was very kind and made sure I was okay all the time. Total fun!

02/10/2017

Our guides were excellent

02/05/2017

What a fun time we had! The guides were patient and understanding of those who were a little freaked out by the experience.

01/20/2017

The zip lines were exhilarating. The guides were very conscious of our safety ensuring that we understood exactly how to handle the braking. It was a memorable day and we were glad we bought the photo/video package.

01/15/2017

The tour was great! The tour guides put us at ease and made us comfortable for such a scary and thrilling adventure!

01/09/2017

Unfortunately it was raining very hard so we had to stop midway through and wait for it to clear out. Once again this is not the fault of the guides and I was very happy that they cared more about our safety then getting done with the tour quickly. I was not a fan of zip lining myself, but my boyfriend loved it. Transportation was a little late, but it all ended up being ok!

01/02/2017

Exciting experience, wonderful guides. However they never sent a bus to pick us up after the zip lining and had to walk back in the pouring rain.

12/28/2016

I can now say I have done zip lining!

12/22/2016

Too big of group. Had to wait in lines all day

12/18/2016

Super fun tour led by very energetic guides!

12/05/2016

Most amazing views! Very knowledgeable and engaging guides. Hike is more than moderate, have to be in good shape!

08/09/2016

Great guides and great experience, we just got bogged down when we caught up to another group which was very large.

07/25/2016

On the tour it was very scary on the heights but it was much so worth it

06/29/2016

Ziplining was amazing! Definitely one of the best experiences in Costa Rica.

06/14/2016

Malina was amazing! The views were awesome and we had an absolute great time!

06/09/2016

This was so much fun! The only down side was the weather and we could only do 9 out of 12 zips but that's not the guides fault.

06/07/2016

Biggest and best views of all the ziplines I've done. Longest lines too!

05/23/2016

The guides were very entertaining on the tour. I felt they took safety seriously and wanted to ensure that we had a good and safe time

05/17/2016

This was a first-rate canopy tour and zip line experience. The guides were patient and helpful. The scenery was lush and gorgeous, and the hike was not too strenuous. We really enjoyed the visit to the Maileku tribe hut at the end, and would have liked to spend more time visiting this exhibit, however the logistic did not allow us to remain longer, as the tour bus needed to move on.

05/16/2016

The canopy tour was incredible and the tour guides did an awesome job getting me and my group through the course safely.

05/15/2016

Beautiful views on the zip line course

05/06/2016

We had an amazing time. The scenery was beautiful and the guides were amazing

04/23/2016

The walks up to the zip line sites was a bit grueling but the zip lining experience itself was exhilarating and incredibly fun!

04/09/2016

Lucked out with a great guide and small group of just 4! Skipped lines and had a great time.

03/27/2016

We have ziplined before,but this was by far the longest runs we have ever been on!!! This tour was great but as everyone else complains about ....The walk up was crazy!!We are 56 and 58 americans who are over weight...Which is our problem!!! And we made it to the top. The skinny people were struggling also. The company would maybe consider a tram to take the people up. (I know that would be pricey for them.BUT!!!) Well anyways it is well worth the trip. I walked all winter in the snow in WI. to be ready for this zip line trip because the reviews tell you it is a hike.So I was ready.All in all it was great!! The views are unforgetable!!!

03/23/2016

This was the hi light of our trip! Some of the guides were a little rude if you didn't make it all the way to the end and had to pull yourself through. They also rushed us during a few of the zips so we didn't get to take in a lot of the scenery. Other than that, it was a wonderful experience and a lot of fun.

03/20/2016

The guides were so patient since I had some difficulties on the steps. The guides were patient and made me experience one I will never forget.

03/19/2016

unfortunately, the photographer was injured before us so we couldn't get the video that we wanted, but we had a blast

03/14/2016

We really enjoyed the ziplining. However, the logisitics were very disorganized. What was to take about 3.5 hrs took almost 6 hrs to complete. Too many different tours packed together leading to confusion and lack of harnesses. Guides were very patient and personable. Great experience. Was better than we expected, despite the disorganization.

03/13/2016

Too many people. Took up 60 of us for the tour and took forever to finish. Would not do again with that many people.

03/12/2016

Weather was rainy. No control over that.

03/06/2016

Guides were great

02/18/2016

This was the greatest excursion ever this was my first time and I'm so glad this is where I chose to do it. It was unbelievable granted the climbing is tuff but worth every bit it even rained and it was still great, Ulysses and his crew where very professional they did a great job.

01/24/2016

incredible for someone scared of heights, guides were great!!!

01/20/2016

Over and above expectations

01/15/2016

Scary but they provided me with Hector as my "taxi" on all the lines. He was polite and fun to talk to and I got to see all of the views without any worry of braking or not braking, etc.

01/03/2016

I have zip lined before. It was no comparison to this. This was fantastic. The views were incredible. The runs vary in length, height, size, and speed. It was great. A definite must do. The guides were great. Very knowledgeable and helpful. Loved it. One of the highlights of the trip.

01/02/2016

So much fun! Guides were great. The native art show at the end was a little awkward though.

12/31/2015

Most memorable time of the honeymoon

12/24/2015

The guides were exceptional!

12/18/2015

The hardest working people I have ever met. So professional I felt very safe.

12/13/2015

Tour was very god. I would recommend that in comments list that it is a significant hike and climb (very many steps) to get to the first zip. The $30 cost for the photo & video is not a great value.

10/25/2015

Beyond expectations. I could do that all day. The team was very reassuring and focused.

10/06/2015

This was my favorite tour of the trip!! The guides were excellent and made sure we felt safe and had a great time!!! Would recommend this to anyone!

10/04/2015

This was our favorite part of the trip. Our guide, Mey, was fantastic, and the overall experience was exhilarating. A lot of people we talked to throughout our vacation did other ziplining tours, and it sounded like Big 11 AMA Canopy was the right choice. I would recommend this specific tour to anyone looking to do ziplining in the Arenal region.

08/05/2015

Awesome experience!

07/26/2015

It was a blast

07/04/2015

I wasn't prepared for the uphill hike throughout the experience so I was behind the entire time. I felt we were a bit rushed but there were only 4 of us so that is understandable.

06/23/2015

I was terrified and decided not to go. All staff members took turns riding with me so I did not miss the adventure. They were so great

06/19/2015

Great scenery and ziplines. Seemed a little disorganized when I got there, but in the end everything worked out just fine.

05/23/2015

Awesome! great there was only 4 of us total and we did all 12 lines.

05/06/2015

Want to do this again!

04/13/2015

An amazing experience. There was some confusion from the driver about the pick up, so we were 1/2 hour late getting there. We got there just in time to go up, but the rushing around made my 14 year old son, who was already nervous, ever more nervous...In the end, he did overcome his concerns and we all loved it. We would all do it again in a heartbeat. Loved the photos they took and videos they included on the disk.

04/07/2015

This was incredibly fun, safe, and well run. Super glad we did this.

04/02/2015

We have a few issues on this tour but it worked itself out and so overall it was fine. The issues we had were that the groups were to large. They separated us as a family in the beginning and put the kids first leaving us behind. We were not comfortable with the kids 3 zip lines away and we had no idea how they were doing. We kept telling them that we need to be with them or at least allow one parent to go. Since the group was so large other people were getting mad. Eventually on the 4th zipline the main guide talked to us and ensured we would stay together. We had one more incident but not again. We did have fun once that got worked out. The other issue we had was the one guide strapped my daughter to the tower and left her there while you went to the other side of the zip line. My daughter wasn't sure what to do. Luckily another guide came and took her off of it.
Again we did enjoy the zip lines just those issues made it our experience a little less than perfect.

03/31/2015

We couldn´t do it all, there was not time enough, too many people, we were waiting in line before each zipline, and were hurried through it all by the guides.

03/23/2015

This activity was very physical. We had to walk up very steep stairs in between the towers. It was hard for people in shape. My husband could not make it to the top and only was able to ride 7/12 of the zip lines. Would be better if there was an easier way up to the top.

03/20/2015

The transportation arrived late at the hotel. The 'hike' to reach the zip lines was extremely exhausting. Transportation back from zip lining was also late. At times we felt a little rushed. Most disappointing was the lack of wildlife in the area of the zip lines. Overall however it was a positive experience.

03/15/2015

It went very well for a group of 40 participants.

03/09/2015

We enjoyed the sense of humor of the guides.

03/08/2015

Had tons of fun as well as family

02/23/2015

Staff was great

01/20/2015

Excellent adventure! Absolutely loved it! Very nice guides.

12/28/2014

Best Zip line I have ever been on--very professionally run

12/04/2014

Awesome tour!!! The guides were a lot of fun; you could tell they enjoyed their jobs! The ziplines were fantastic!

11/11/2014

The tour was excellent and the photographer at the zip line was great!

07/28/2014

I wanted to update you on the AMA - they now have 12 zips- one I think they said is the longest in CR , 980km. That was awesome! Most of the people with us only did 7 zips, some were upset that they weren't booked for all 12 by their "agent" or whoever, so thank you!! Also, we didn't hike 40 min, they now have a tractor to pull a "bus-like" vehicle to the base of a 15 min hike. Was very nice to only walk the 15 min, but I can't see how people do it who are not in shape! I am and I was out of breath by the end! At the end, we walked through the Meleco village, which was neat. Anyway, just wanted you to know so you can tell your future clients.
See you tomorrow!