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Swing through the cloud forest in Monteverde

[ 2 ] May 22, 2011 | Alison Adey

Fancy swinging through the cloud forest in Costa Rica? Monteverde is home to some of the best canopy tours in Central America and the zip lines are insane!

Aventura is a great company to go with as it boasts 12 cables, a gigantic Tarzan swing, rope bridges and the spectacular Superman Cable – where you actually feel like you’re flying! And the best part? You’re 260ft in the air.

Zip-lining in Monteverde, Costa Rica - Ziplining in Costa Rica - What to do in Costa Rica - Fabulous Travel Guide

Zip-lining in Monteverde, Costa Rica - What to do in Costa Rica - Fabulous Travel Guide

A two-hour tour, including equipment,  hostel pickup and a team of guides, costs just $40 (less with a student card). Staff here are friendly, professional and good fun! Email: to reserve your spot.

What to wear

The cloud forest is usually wet and muddy so wear hiking boots/trainers, thick socks, a waterproof coat and long trousers. You can take your camera but make sure it’s secure or give it to one of the guides.

Travelling through the rest of Central America? See pictures of the best beaches and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for more travel tips!

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Category: Central America, Costa Rica, Monteverde

About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (;; and but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for as a features writer for two years. View author profile.

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