Starting at $75 per night

Overview

There are several Arenal Volcano canopy zipline tours and Ecoglide Canopy Zipline is one of the best. Located just outside the town of La Fortuna on private property in the midst of the rainforest with spectacular views of the volcano, Ecoglide offers 15 platforms and 13 cables plus the epic Tarzon Swing to give you the ultimate ziplining experience.

At the beginning of the tour, you will be picked up from your La Fortuna hotel and driven to the Ecoglide headquarters deep in the rainforest and near the Arenal Volcano. Upon arrival, you will meet your bilingual guides who will help you get suited up with high-quality helmets and harnesses for a safe, fun and thrilling adventure gliding high above the tree tops. This is a unique zip line course consisting of parallel steel cables with an extra cable to ensure your safety.

There are three sections of this tour: the first section consists of 8 cables and 9 platforms, that are a little less challenging as you learn to relax and enjoy the experience. At the first platform your guides will demonstrate how to break and stop. Then you’ll be hooked onto the cables and soaring over the forest. In this first warm up section the cables run just a little over 650 feet long and average about 80 feet high. There will always be a guide to send you off as well as to receive you at the next platform.

The second section is where you’ll have the opportunity to go for a Tarzan swing, one of the most popular and raved about ziplining activities. You’ll step to the edge of a sturdy platform high up off the ground after your guide has secured your harness to a swinging rope. You’ll grab on tightly to the top of the rope and take a giant leap towards the forest floor, just like Tarzan in the movies. Fully supported by your harness you’ll find yourself swinging freely through the jungle (with some inherent adrenaline-induced screaming) until the rope gently comes to a stop allowing you to make your way down to the next stage of your adventures.

The third section provides additional ziplining excitement with longer, higher and faster cables now that you’ve mastered the technique. Here there are 6 platforms at varying heights and 5 cables ranging in length from 325 feet to over 1400 feet long. Most people, after completing the first two sections are ramped up and ready for more. Soaring over these cables offers the biggest dose of adrenaline rush making this the perfect ending to your journey zipping through the incredible rainforest.

Transportation, park admission, bilingual guides and all safety equipment are included in this exhilarating half day tour. One way transportation from your hotel in the La Fortuna area can take between 15 and 45 minutes depending on your pick up location. Combined time of the zipling tour and round trip transport ranges between 2 and 3 hours. Fully enclosed hiking or running shoes are required on the platforms and long pants are recommended for comfort in the harness. Any loose items, such as your camera or keys, should be zipped up inside your pockets. Please bring insect repellent, sunscreen and a rain jacket. Enjoy the glide!

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Long Pants
  • Rain Jacket
  • Fully Enclosed Hiking Or Running Shoes Are Required
  • Loose Items Should Be Zipped Inside Your Pockets

Location and Availability

The Canopy Zipline - Ecoglide is available from Arenal, Arenal Zone 2, Arenal Zone 3, and Nuevo Arenal

Tour Times

  • 8:00am
  • 10:00am
  • 1:00pm
  • 3:00pm

Tour Type

  • Zipline

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Recommended Ages

5 and up

Location

Latitude: N 10°28'31.16". Longitude: W 85°19'23.73"

Reviews

  • Overall 95.8% (253 Guest Ratings)
  • Experience: 95.6%
  • Expectations: 95.3%
  • Guides: 95.8%
  • Logistics: 96.3%
  • Value: 96.3%

08/06/2017

We felt like we were rushed during this tour. It was busy, and staff were pushy. Would like to have enjoyed taking in the scenery a little more, and enjoy our family, but with the rush of the tour this was not possible. We bought the pictures, and they were nicely done and organized of just our family.

07/21/2017

Did not do this one, my son was scared. It is open to young kids but it should be mentioned that the zipline is adult size not young kids friendly size.

07/20/2017

Great tour with fantastic ziplines. The group was huge, the logistics were efficient, and we could have wantet a slower pace to really have time to enjoy the experience.

07/10/2017

Loved this place! The guides were all great and seemed to enjoy what they do. The best ziplining I have done anywhere thus far.

03/27/2017

I've been on several zip-line tours, but I must admit this is the best one so far. The scenery was beautiful, the staff was very friendly, and Tarzan swing will take your breath away....literally!

02/21/2017

Tarzan swing was SCARY!. This was a fun excurion.

02/12/2017

fun fun fun!

01/23/2017

Great fun

01/22/2017

Had no idea the Tarzan swing was included. Very challenging and fun surprise!

01/14/2017

Guides were very cautious about safety but kept us moving along at a good pace.

01/08/2017

2 of us were a little nervous about heights. The staff was fun, reassuring and had us feeling very comfortable. We all made it through, including the Tarzan swing. The photos and video were beautifully done. Again, have specifically recommended this location.

12/24/2016

Way too many people in our group!!! We felt like a shuttle with no breaks. We had to keep moving very fast to keep the line moving. Still lots of time waiting in line for the next zipline.

12/20/2016

Lots of fun!

12/18/2016

great photos!

12/08/2016

I should have done the Tarzan swing like the rest of my family...

12/04/2016

Staff were phenomenal

11/19/2016

Ziplines in poor shape. Braking was not satisfactory for a light person. For a heavy person, the zipline was too slow. We saw no wildlife. The staff were very helpful.

11/18/2016

It was so much fun and all the guys were very polite and fun

10/26/2016

Great staff and felt very safe the whole time. Would highly recommend!

10/15/2016

Awesome!

10/07/2016

Had a blast! Tour guides helped us safely complete all the lines and took several pictures of us (on our smartphones) along the way. Highly recommend!

09/23/2016

Everything was great here especially the Tarzan swing. This zipline course just isn't particularly good. The lines are not that high or fast, don't offer great views, and requiring a hand brake makes it really difficult to take pictures. They need to update their lines with auto brakes so that customers can have both hands free. It was frustrating that then they charged for pictures - I would have rather paid for pictures up front knowing that was an option or just have them included.

09/20/2016

They were great with our kids!

07/21/2016

We had hoped for longer runs. The staff was excellent and very safety conscious. Would recommend it.

07/20/2016

Loved it! It was a great adventure.

07/07/2016

So much fun!!! WE had to do this again in Monteverde! Despite the pouring rain, we kept on! Glad we did! It was fun in the rain, the guides were funny, professional, made us all feel comfortable and safe! A great experience!

06/23/2016

I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone. When talking about my trip this is one of the highlights. The staff was a blast and made the experience even better.

06/21/2016

Lots of fun!! Beautiful topography

06/20/2016

Excellent adventure. Was expecting a little more of an adrenaline rush, however, was a fantastic time. The Tarzan swing was is a must!

06/18/2016

The zip lines were well set up so that one lead right to the other. We felt the safety of the zip lines with this company exceeded other ones that we had previously gone with. This was a perfect activity to do with the kids.

06/06/2016

I had a blast. Loved the zip lines but the Tatzan swing was my favorite..

06/05/2016

Tons of fun, great views and good staff.

06/03/2016

This zipline experience was much scarier than I imagined it would be! After trying the practice course, I no longer felt confident about continuing on the adventure. The staff was encouraging and offered additional support so I could participate. They offered to take pictures and videos for us with our camera which gave us lots of memories. Although I was afraid and skeptical about the experience, my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it!!

05/27/2016

We had the best team that took us out on our adventure. This surpassed our expectations and it was absolutely great!

05/22/2016

Lots of fun

05/20/2016

The guides were so great. My brother-in-law has early onset Alzheimers and the guides handled so well. They could not have done better.

05/05/2016

EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04/26/2016

Wonderful! Great trip.

04/23/2016

A lot of fun! Guide were very good.

04/09/2016

Excellent value, well run

04/02/2016

My kids would rate this as their favorite experience. Everyone was very professional yet fun.

04/01/2016

Guides were super efficient and kept us moving. Tarzan swing was a nice surprise!

03/26/2016

Very good.

03/25/2016

So great! Guides were very personable and made the whole family feel safe. Great fun.

03/17/2016

Hadn't done it before. I guess I'm just not a big fan of zip lining.

03/16/2016

The guides were great!!

02/29/2016

Due to some issues that the guides never really explained, we ended up waiting on a platform for almost 30 minutes while we waited for more guides to go farther along the route. As a result, we ended up skipping the last 5 platforms. PTW was very helpful in resolving the issue. If we hadn't had that logistics issue, it would have been great! I felt safe and had a great time. Be warned - the Tarzan swing is not for the faint of heart! It's not mandatory, so I would recommend watching others before you decide :)

02/26/2016

great tour

02/13/2016

This was better than my expectations!

02/07/2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this adventure!

02/04/2016

This was the best! The staff was great. They gave us a short practice run which really helped because we had never been on a zip line before. It was a highlight of our trip and the Tarzan swing was amazing!

02/01/2016

Tarzan swing was amazing! We made friends with the others in our group. Great people! The guides were awesome - knowledgeable, funny and they took pictures for us throughout the tour! So much fun!!

01/29/2016

Best excursion of the trip. Loved it.

01/24/2016

best zip line I've been on so far, loved the Tarzan Swing. Zip lined in other countries and this was by far the best.

01/22/2016

The Tarzan swing was really fun.

01/19/2016

Awesome first time experience

01/07/2016

I loved the Tarzan swing

01/02/2016

The zip line tour was nice, I felt very safe with very professional guides. that being said, it felt a bit rushed.

12/29/2015

This was awesome. I wish we had a go pro with us.

12/27/2015

The staff were good and very professional. Safety was given good attention.

12/21/2015

The tour felt very rushed, like they were just trying to get us from line to line. There was not a lot of education from the guides about the area we were zipping in, which is something I have experienced on previous tours in other countries. Of everything we did in Costa Rica, this was our least favorite.

12/18/2015

We felt like we had top notch service. The guides were very helpful, and seemed very well trained. They had a good sense of humor and were professional.

12/17/2015

What a blast

12/15/2015

This was great and the guides made everything very enjoyable

12/06/2015

Would suggest wearing dark clothing that will get dirty . Also, would have loved some explanation about th trees and the rainforest that we were gliding through. A short nature walk in combination with the ziplining would have been great.

12/02/2015

They even gave us free drinks after the tour, they were very friendly it was awesome.

11/22/2015

The Tarzan swing was amazing.

11/11/2015

Very fun love zip lining

11/07/2015

I didn't survive the Tarzan swing. I got so dizzy I couldn't continue but the guides were very caring and understanding. They walked me to a truck to get me down off the mountain, and they would not leave me until I was handed off to the truck driver. They were the best!!!

10/31/2015

Guides were great!!! Informative and fun, they all had a great sense of humor. We all felt safe too. One of the guides took my camera and took a lot of great pictures of us zip lining.

09/29/2015

Awesome!

09/03/2015

Excellent tour. We had a great time. The guides were very nice. The Tarzan swing was probably one of the most memorable things from the trip.

08/18/2015

We loved the staff, the experience was phenomenal and we always felt that safety was the highest priority.

08/15/2015

The tarzan swing was a nice surprise and the guides were very safe and friendly

08/12/2015

The ziplining was very fun! The staff was very helpful and made us feel safe! The whole experience was great!

07/19/2015

This was our first time Ziplining. The guides were great! We always felt safe, all of the equipment appeared to be in very good condition.

07/15/2015

The tour guides were amazing, genuinely concerned for our safety and experience.

06/28/2015

RAINED so we were pushed through the last two or three lines..... FAST in the rain. Tarzan Swing, well all I can say about that is it is terrifying! FUN bot OMG!

06/27/2015

This was a favorite activity of ours. We have ziplined before and found the activity not too scary but not too tame. It was appropriate with the family even the Tarzan swing was not too daunting.

06/14/2015

Bus was late ("Tico time"), staff was friendly, could have used a little more guidance (on purchase of photos, etc.). Great ziplining though!

06/03/2015

Great crew!

04/02/2015

Fantastic! I felt safe and it was beautiful.

03/27/2015

Staff was very nice!

01/25/2015

Great adventure. Guides were amazing and very experienced.