This Montezuma canopy zipline tour is a trek over the tree tops in the rain forest northeast of Montezuma, Costa Rica. The jungle is part of the Romelia Wildlife Refuge located about 165 feet behind the tide line of Playa Grande, the white sand beach of Montezuma. This area is at the southwest tip of the Nicoya Peninsula on the Gulf of Nicoya.
Your tour begins with transportation from your hotel to the beginning of the zipline adventure which is only a short distance away from the village of Montezuma. Your professional, bilingual guides will show you how to use all the zipline equipment.
You will be fitted with a safety vest and harness that will be used to secure you to the ziplining cables. A guide will be at every platform to connect you to the next cable and another will receive you at the other end.
The Montezuma canopy tour consists of 13 platforms and 9 cables. While zooming over the tree tops, suddenly there is an opening in the canopy where you will have a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean. After the 5th cable you will find yourself at the popular Montezuma Waterfall at a height of about 80 feet.
At this waterfall you will take a break to enjoy the natural swimming pool. You can jump from designated areas 12 or 35 feet above into the pool, or if it is more comfortable for you, there are stairs that will descend to the swimming area. After about a 30 minute break you will complete the remaining 4 cables flying over one of the most beautiful settings in Costa Rica.
Your guides are also knowledgeable about identifying the wildlife and plants that will be surrounding you. Over half of all species of plants live in the tops of the trees. You could be fortunate enough to see birds like the elusive MotMot, Long tailed Manakins and nesting Tiger Herons. In addition, the area is home to monkeys, iguanas, butterflies, and more!
On the way back to your hotel there will be a stop in the colorful beach town of Montezuma for you to do some light shopping, take photos and look around if you like.
This adventure comes with bilingual, certified guides, bottled water, all zipline equipment including gloves, safety harness and snap shackles, plus instructions on safety procedures.
You will be provided with round trip transportation from your hotel in Montezuma, Santa Teresa, or Tambor. One way transit can take from 10 to 45 minutes depending on where you are staying. The entire tour, including round trip transportation and the ziplining experience, may take from 4 to 6 hours.
Please wear completely enclosed hiking shoes. You’ll want to have your bathing suit and towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, a dry change of clothing and your camera. If you are traveling during the rainy season, typically November through April, you may want to bring your rain gear and a waterproof camera.
Please note that there is a weight limit of 260 lbs and this adventure includes a number of stairs to consider.
Most importantly, have fun!