Racing through the treetops, seeing the world below you, hearing nature all around you. Sound fun? Then you would love to go ziplining! I love to experience adventurous things when travelling. I love feeling the rush of trying something new and seeing a destination from a different vantage point. When I booked my trip with Tauck to Costa Rica I was beyond excited about the itinerary. However one of the activities I most looked forward to was the ziplining!
Costa Rica is known for having some of the most amazing ziplining in the world. We had two stops that would be featuring ziplining, one in Guanacaste at Vandara Adventure Park & Spa. The second stop was at Lake Arenal at the Sky Trek Adventure Park. Both locations offered something amazing and different.
Vandara Adventure Park & Spa
Our first stop was in Guanacaste at Vandara Adventure Park, which is a beautiful location nestled in the jungle. It is about 45 minutes from Libera and can be accessed by car. This canopy tour or ziplining consisted of 11 different platforms. Each platform is set at a different height and has amazing views. As you zipline to each new platform you catch glimpses of tropical birds and exotic animals. You even will zipline over the Tizate River which is gorgeous. This tour is different because you not only zipline to each platform but some you do walk to. The hike is over uneven ground and is somewhat long so make sure you are prepared for that. The park itself also features a water slide that is 400 meters long! After you zipline you can add this to your package to experience. You get to wear the funniest Tarzan looking diaper and slide all the way down into the pool below. I only went once and that was good enough for me. The experience was amazing and I had such a blast ziplining through the forest. If you are in Guanacaste and looking for somewhere to go, I would highly recommend the Vandara Adventure Park & Spa.
Sky Trek Adventure Park
Arenal Lake is located below Arenal Volcano, which until 2010 was one the most active volcanoes in the world. Located in Arenal is Sky Trek Adventure Park. You ride an open gondola to an observation deck that features a lounge area. The sky tram is 4100 ft and the park includes 7 different cables. The longest cable is 2493 ft and the highest cable is 656 ft! The tour takes about 2.5 hours and has an altitude of 2460 ft. Its an amazing course and you are right in the middle of the rain forest with views of Arenal Volacno and Lake. It was one of the best views I have ever seen while ziplining. Its an affordable tour and is $81 per adult, $67 for students and $56 for kids. Its a must do for anyone visiting in the area, and is worth a side trip if you are not.
Out of both parks, Sky Trek was my favorite to experience. The cables were very long, the views were breathtaking and it was amazing experience. I was so happy to be able to experience both parks and if I found myself in Costa Rica again I wouldn’t hesitate to book either tour. Costa Rica truly does have some of the best ziplining in the world!
Keep a wandering spirit my friends and thanks for following along!