Starting at $50 per night

Overview

This thrilling zipline, high up in the Monteverde mountains at 4,000 feet above sea level, is one of the best adventures in Costa Rica. It is the only canopy tour available within the Monteverde Cloud Forest in a conservation area surrounded by 850 protected acres of land.

This high speed, half day tour features 15 cables with 18 platforms as well as a chance to try out the now famous Tarzan Swing. Zip lining is truly the way to see the lush landscapes of virgin rain forests and expansive gorges from a unique vantage point high up in the tree canopy.

You’ll start at the reception area where you will meet your friendly professional guides who will go over the safety procedures and help you put on your flight harness. Children ages four years old and up can be assisted as needed by guides as well as zip on some of the cables on their own.

Hiking through the ancient arboreal woods you’ll come to the first platform where the guide will give instructions on how to use the wheel and harness assembly.

Now you are ready to be hooked onto the cable and with a gently push you’ll zip to the next platform where another guide will be waiting to send you out onto the next cable. With strategically placed platforms you’ll have the advantage of seeing a squirrel’s eye view of these magnificent trees as well as flying over the tree tops like a eagle. Some of the platforms require walking through a prepared trail so be sure to wear your hiking shoes.

You’ll be amazed at the dense biodiversity surrounding you, moss covered bark, ferns, bromeliads, with the world’s largest number of orchid species in one place. In the heart of the forest you’ll hear exotic bird calls and may even see an animal or two. Back out on the cables you’ll soar over expansive vistas with spectacular scenery below you.

Your guide will give you the opportunity to fly like Superman with shackles attached to the back of your harness leaving your hands and arms free to zip horizontally.

You might want to try the Tarzan Swing, an elastic cable that allows you to swoop through the jungle practicing your childhood Tarzan scream.

Saving the best for last, your final cable will carry you a full kilometer giving you a chance to take a long lingering look at a sight you’ll only see once in a lifetime (unless you come back and do it again, of course!)

You’ll hike back to the reception area where you can remove your harness and share the excitement of your aerial experience. Round trip transportation from Santa Elena and the Monteverde area is included as well as entrance fees, bilingual professional guides and all safety equipment.

What to Bring

  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • Closed Toe Shoes
  • And Rain Gear Long Pants Recommended

Location and Availability

The Canopy Zipline - Selvatura is available from Monteverde

Tour Times

  • 8:00am
  • 10:30am
  • 12:30pm
  • 2:00pm

Tour Type

  • Adventure
  • Zipline

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

4 years and up

Location

Latitude: N 10°20'33.26". Longitude: W 85°12'4.66"

Reviews

  • Overall 91.7% (111 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 92.4%
  • Expectations: 92.0%
  • Guides: 90.5%
  • Logistics: 91.9%
  • Value: 93.0%

04/01/2017

Seemed a bit hurried and the shuttle back seemed less well organized than the pick up.

02/19/2017

Great tour, great guides.

02/13/2017

A bit rushed on the lines themselves.

02/05/2017

These guides work hard for their money.

01/26/2017

Never been ziplining and this far exceeded my expectations. Super fun, good exercise and safe. The superman option for the 1KM line at the end was absolutely FANTASTIC. One of my best memories for sure. Guides were experts and took good care of our group.

01/14/2017

Out of sight. Highly recommended. And I am even afraid of heights...but the helpers were so kind and attentive.

11/21/2016

They have a 1km zip line. What else do you need to know? Spectacular.

08/22/2016

Amazing experience which I was dreading and in fact loved. It was a brilliant feeling to be flying above the beautiful forest - at one point disappearing into the clouds.

07/12/2016

Had a super time! We were ALL glad to do this activity again, especially my daughters! This place offered the Superman, which was incredible, in addition to allowing us to do the zip line in tandem.

06/17/2016

Excellent staff; who new their stuff. Took good care of their customers. Would recommend it to anyone.

06/12/2016

So much fun!

06/01/2016

Great guides, exhilarant views. Pictures were not as expected, many repetitions of the same shot. Not worth the money

05/04/2016

This was a blast.

03/06/2016

We can't say enough about this tour or the guides!! It was beyond our expectations. Had so much fun and will remember this as one of our highlights in Costa Rica.

02/02/2016

I was having a little issue spinning so ended up going tandem with the guide the majority of the time. That was lovely.

12/22/2015

Friendly crew, helpful and lots of fun. Selvatura was awesome place

12/05/2015

Gian, Ross and Mauricio were very experienced and good guides.

08/19/2015

First time zip lineing but would do it again, now I have more realistic expectations and a better understanding of how to do it!!!!!!!!!!!

07/31/2015

This was a ton of fun. The guides were all terrific and the course exciting. I would recommend this adventure!

07/29/2015

The guides were very friendly and I would highly recommend this experience.

07/28/2015

Well organized. Despite the rain and cold temperature, we all had a great experience. I think they have the longest zip lines - the last one was 1 km (!)

07/09/2015

Little bit of an assembly line feel to the whole thing but supermanning the final zip line made the whole tour worth it.

06/20/2015

Zip line course was very good, but it was raining so hard that we both got totally soaked (even though we had jackets and ponchos). We really needed goggles because on some of the longer zip lines we had to shut our eyes because of the hard rain drops.

06/18/2015

Good fun, I would recommend this tour for sure

06/16/2015

Liked that they had GoPro camera's for rent. The guides made us feel at ease with the entire process.

05/13/2015

I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to zipline however, our guides were not really overly keen on getting us excided. It was merely ok, now on to the next platform. No jokes, no smiles...just blah. Maybe different guides would have made it better.

05/09/2015

We had soo much fun but would have liked the guides to give us more information at the beginning and more time between the zops at the beginning. It felt a little rushed but the final zipline was amazing.

05/05/2015

Great tour, loved the activities, would have liked to hear a bit more about the are we were going through, but the adventure itself was fun. Some of the gear seemed a bit worn.

04/30/2015

I was never so frightened in my life, but the guides put me at ease. I would highly recommend this, even if I would never do it again.

03/29/2015

Least favorite. The workers were impatient, rushing people from one station to another. Seems the main goal is to get people through this. Very little interaction. Did not like the experience. Our families were separated several times despite multiple request to put us back together. The Zipline demands people only to hold in one position, not expending the body, no upside down etc. which took a lot of fun and excitement away from this.

03/15/2015

More difficult than I was expecting, but still fun. I wish the guides gave better instructions.

03/08/2015

It was fun, but I felt RUSHED (probably due to the number of other people participating). The guides seemed ever so slightly irritated with guests who hesitated before LEAPING. They seemed to hurry everyone along. But, they really did a fine job instructing people and helping them to enjoy the trip. It's just I felt in some cases they were just going through the motions in an assemblyline-type fashion. Overall VERY enjoyable!

03/06/2015

Fun and amazing. I did get the feeling from a couple of the guides that they needed a break. Their courtesy was not as genuine as I wish for, and I had plenty of apprehensions while getting ready to hang from a wire. One of the guides was truly sweet and helpful and very sincere.

02/14/2015

an incredible experience!

02/03/2015

Did not like this particular excursion. Too many people, no personal attention.

02/01/2015

This was a bit crowded. It was not an individual experience, they needed to heard everyone along since it was busy. It was still fun though.

01/28/2015

It was cold and rainy but the tour was awesome.They run a very efficient operation.I've gone on a few ziplines and this was the very best.Well run,safe,with an awesome venue.Even in bad weather this was great.

01/27/2015

I want to start by saying that this was my daughter's #1 activity. Our first impression when getting our gear was that the guides were just doing their jobs and not overly excited about working - once out on the course they did get into it and were very good with working with those who needed extra help. The day was cold and rainy and therefore the views were hindered by fog/clouds. This was basically the reason for my lower rating and I think I got spoiled by the guides we had white water rafting and rappelling.

12/21/2014

If you are doing this tour. make sure you pay $10 extra and take Superman Ride. We were not told about this so missed it.