Best Thing To Do In Costa Rica

By Elenor Q. Reynolds

Costa Rica canopy tours are becoming increasingly popular to many more tourists visiting Costa Rica each year. Tourists aging in range from ninety years old to as young as six years old can experience this thrill of a lifetime. Do not leave Costa Rica wishing you had taken the chance to experience this incredible thrill.

There is something about the rush of zipping through the forest above the treetops on a cable connected to a pulley. The pure adrenaline rush you get is unexplainable as well as one you will never forget. There are many tour companies to choose from so do your homework before booking your tour.

Costa Rica canopy tours offer many different kinds of adrenaline rush. Whether you are zip lining through the jungle, then jumping from a 30' platform on a Tarzan swing, or just repelling down the side of a mountain, there is something for every one. There are many different canopy tour operators to choose from, depending on how much or little adventure you desire.

A Canopy tour consists of cables attached to trees which are surrounded by platforms throughout the forest. A guide at each end of the cable helps you clip your pulley, which is already attached to your harness, and off you go. Some of the tour operators take an extra precaution by clipping you to a safety cable while you are standing on the platform.

There is an age and weight restrictions but I have never heard of anyone being turned away because of weight. The youngest that I know that has enjoyed this adventure was six years old. However, all companies have varying policies so it's best to ask prior to booking your tour.

Prices range from about $40.00 U.S. and up depending on which tour company you choose.There are canopy tours in Herradura, which is on the Central Pacific coast, close to Jaco beach. This incredible spot offers spectacular views of the gulf of Nicoya and Pacific Ocean as you are soaring through the sky.

Whether you choose the eco-friendly theme park tour, the famous Original Canopy tour or a tropical park tour; we are certain you will find one to meet your needs. Horseback riding tours to your first canopy, premium full day adventure tours or just the Original Costa Rica canopy tour, it's all here. Congo Trail Canopy is a favorite of a lot of tourists because it sits between Ocotal and Flamingo beaches; suggest you check it out!

While the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and the Santa Elena reserve are both amazing places and depending on your choice, both are a must see. There are many trails to explore in Monteverde and Santa Elena reserve and they do have suspension bridges. Your birds-eye view for bromelias, orchids and of course the birds from their perspective.

As with any vacation, it's best to always be prepared. When visiting Costa Rica remember that we are very close to the equator here and it's best to bring lots of sunscreen. Bug spray is also suggested, you are experiencing a different climate and precautions are always suggested. Make this vacation an adventure in this beautiful scenic country, and enjoy! - 30683

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