Canopy in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica
The Canopy tours usually last between two and a half hours and three hours. You can do canopy tours in almost all areas in Costa Rica. Some of the most popular canopy tours are in Monteverde, Poas, San Mateo, Pacuare, Puerto Viejo, Braulio Carrillo, and Manuel Antonio.
Get ready for an exciting adventure in the treetops. During this trip, enjoy a walk on the mild nature trails, passing through the bridge and watching the beautiful tropical rivers and waterfalls. A number of platforms will be waiting for you and can be achieved in various ways, either by cable or slipping into a slide, rushing like Tarzan, walking along the bridges suspended or descending using the technique of rappelling. Experienced guides will accompany you and provide you with the equipment and instructions.
The Canopy tours offer a different option in the zone of Central Pacific, where customers can participate in the adventure of a canopy which is located in the heart of the primary forest (tropical rainforest). One of these tours is located in one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, Playa Herradura, with a range of services offered in hotels and resorts located in the area.
Generally the tours left the hotels after breakfast, around 8:00 in the morning, after a journey of 30 minutes to an hour, passing through several small towns that give you the opportunity to combine adventure with the culture, then you arrive at the site where you will be initiated in this experience with special and appropriate equipment. Canopy tours located in this zone are designed to fulfill all security requirements established by the ICT, thereby ensuring that their customers will be the lowest risk possible, making it suitable for people of all ages. The total journey has eleven platforms and nine cables. The platforms are constructed of metal, each one of them with railings all around, the longest cable has a distance of two hundred and eighty meters and the platform of greater height is at thirty-two meters.
For example, in Manuel Antonio, a tour of the canopy can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You will travel on wires suspended from platform to platform to enjoy the rain forest that that is full of wildlife. The cables and tie-ups were designed by expert engineers. The steel cables are ½ inch thick, and the 14 platforms can withstand up to 2,000 pounds of weight for your safety. The 11 cables totaling about 1500 meters – about 1 mile. Travel the canopy of primary and secondary forest where you will see many different types of animals, birds, and plants. This tour gives you the opportunity to explore the tropical canopy through a series of suspended platforms, which are located in the upper reaches of the forest. You will have the opportunity to view a variety of animals including the howler monkey and the monkey cariblanco, the sloths and toucans.