Price: $65 per person.
Location: Herradura beach 10min from Jaco.
Tour time: 1:45min.
Included: Transportation with A/C from the hotel.
The first tour start to 8:00am.
Our Costa Rica Canopy Tours is located in Herradura next to Jaco beach on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica and offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Nicoya and the Pacific Ocean.
Our canopy tour is set on approximately 222 acres of land and 50% of this is transitional forest which is a mixture of the dry forest of the north pacific and the rain forest of the south pacific.
The Vista Los Suenos Canopy is a very contemporary tour; it was designed by Costa Rican guides that have more than 8 years of experience in conducting Canopy Tours.
The main idea for our canopy tour was to give our clients the adventure of their life, so we made some of the longest cable runs in the central pacific area while maintaining safety as our number one priority.
Thousands of vacationing families and friends have visited our tropical canopy adventure with shrieks of laughter and big smiles.
Please join us during your Costa Rican vacation for your own personal zip line thrill of a lifetime! more tours at Costa Rica Jaco Tours.
A world unto their own, rainforests are one of this planet dying habitats.
And though much is being done in the way of conservation to protect them, these amazing places are being chopped away at quite a fast rate.
However, in Costa Rica, eco-tourism has taken a front seat, and since this tiny nation is home to over roughly 5% of the world biodiversity, a lot is being done to protect and preserve these endangered zones.
With more than a quarter of Costa Rica covered in rainforests, one of the best ways to explore these truly magical and enchanting realms is via a canopy tour. Developed by US scientists, who were trying to study trees without touching the plant, animal and insect life on the limbs and trunks, canopy tours emerged as the prefect solution.
A fantastic way to explore a truly unique habitat like the rainforests without disturbing the wildlife or endangering the trees themselves, canopy tours have become the ideal way to get a bird eye view of the forest below.
Though many people still believe that hiking is a great way to explore a rainforest, canopy tours are even better because the view they offer is often unparalleled and one also gets to see the flora and fauna in their natural environment.
Additionally, with rainforests often having dense plant life, the environment on the ground can get pretty dark, thus making it difficult to see everything in a clear manner.
There are a number of walkways or skywalks through out Costa Rica s forests that have bridges strung across a valley from where you can walk above the canopy of trees and get a panoramic aerial view of the forest below.
However, the most popular form of canopy touring is the kind where platforms are built into the strongest trees and a zip line is strung in between them. Tourists are then sent zipping across the forests from tree to tree on these lines via a safety harness.
Certainly not a sport for the faint hearted, canopy tours are definitely meant for the more adventurous tourists who enjoy the adrenaline rush.
And while it is relatively safe, canopy tours are not without their own risks.
These risks often arise when people use substandard canopy tour operators, who utilize equipment that is either broken or not up to par.
Some of these operators do not even use the correct or appropriate safety equipment which is very dangerous.
In order to have a safe ride, always make sure you are securely fastened into your harness and that you have two straps one for the ride and the other for backup.
The zip-wire is not a recent invention.
It has been used as a transportation method in some mountainous countries.
In some remote areas in China, zip lines serve the purposes of bridges across rivers.
Referred to as "an inclined strong",one appears in The Invisible Man by H.G Wells, published in 1897, as part of a Whit-Monday fair. In 1739, Robert Cadman, a steeplejack and ropeslider, died when descending from Shrewsbury's St Marys Church when his rope snapped.
Alberto Santos-Dumont used a direct ancestor of the zip-line in the spring of 1906 for a method of testing various characteristics of his 14bis pioneer era canard biplane, before it ever flew under its own power later that year.
In past days in the Australian outback, flying foxes were occasionally used for delivering food, cigarettes or tools to people working on the other side of an obstacle such as a gully or river.
Australian troops have used them to deliver food, mail and even ammunition to forward positions in several conflicts.