As you probably know Monteverde is known worldwide as one of the biggest and best preserved cloud forests where many species of flora and fauna are kept under protection among it’s private natural reserves, but the area is vast and there are fantastic places to practice various adventure tours, keep busy and active and be able to explore further this unique area which offers to visitors everything you are looking for.
Hiking is one of the most popular activities to do in Monteverde, but if you are also seeking for adventures… this is a fantastic place as well! You can find the best zip lines and suspension bridges of the country in Monteverde, there are 2 great options, the Sky Tram, Sky Trek and Sky Walk and Selvatura Canopy Tour and Suspension Bridges. These are the best 2 options for ziplining in Monteverde and there is one main difference between them, the Sky Tours besides the sky trek (zipline tour) and skywalk (hanging bridges) also offers the amazing sky tram which is the little safe gondola that will take you up/down and will allow you to observe in a more detailed way and take a different insight of what the cloud forest is!
But wait, there is much more… If you are interested in more thrilling adventures there are many to choose from: horseback riding in the forest which is a distinctive way to interact with nature while having your adrenaline up a little too, you can also find waterfall rappelling in a beautiful canyon, surrounded by nature and water, you may go tree climbing, super fun ATV rides, nocturnal hikes and the best of them all: bungee jumping!
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Monteverde is the perfect destination for ziplining, the best cables and platforms can be found here, in the cloud forest, coming along with the ziplines you cannot miss the hanging bridges, we have the best of them all, the ones with the most altitude and lengths and not to mention the amazing views of the forest you will see… Some other adventures that you can find are horseback riding, ATVs bungee jumping, waterfall rappelling and don’t miss the night tours, these are amazing to sightsee some more wildlife!
Some adventures have restrictions, for example there is a needed height and minimum weight required for some ziplines, the equipment needs to fit properly to avoid any inconveniences. There is not really a maximum weight since the cables can hold up tons but the maximum waist measure should be 46” or 117cm and each leg should be of no more than 26.3” or 67 cm and the minimum height is 120 cms. For all other adventures pretty much everybody is allowed, the standard minimum age will be 7 years and if needed the kids can be accompanied by an adult or the guide in order to finish the adventures successfully such as in horseback riding, ATV’s, waterfall rappelling and others.
Just make sure you are healthy, some activities bring up your adrenaline which means you need to have the adventure spirit and enjoy as much as possible of fun activities in the cloud forest.
Monteverde given its location in the highlands tends to be sometimes cloudy and rainy, it doesn’t rain all day though, it’s usually in the afternoons which makes it ideal for morning activities. Tours don’t get cancelled due to rain, except there is a rough rain or weather on the sight, in which case only the tour companies will cancel or try to reschedule the activity, if hardly ever happens but in this case we make sure to contact you first.
It varies from company to company but to be sure that you can get a refund it is recommend to give a notice at least 8 hours before.
Comfortable, closed shoes or sneakers will be good, depending on the activity the shoes may get muddy and wet, so make sure you bring some extra shoes as well. As far as clothes, t-shirts, shorts and tank tops will work. Make sure you bring a mosquito repellent and sunscreen and a raincoat in case of a rainshower.
That is up to you, having memories is great, although if you bring any artefacts will be under your supervision and a waterproof case may be required. For some adventures hands free is required in which case a GoPro will be the best option.