- Location : Monteverde; 110 miles north of San Jose
- Hours : 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily
- Telephone : 2479-4100/2479-4102
- Entrance Fee : $21-$61. Package deals are available
Creep up the side of a mountain enjoying views of the cloud forest, dripping wet and drenched in plant life: bromeliads, bearded moss and rainforest canopy. Ascend 2,600 feet into the clouds on the Sky Tram. At the top, enter the ghost world along the continental divide. Take a moment to breathe in the fresh mountain air then ride back down or the Sky Tram or cruise back down on Sky Trek and walk among the canopy on suspension bridges at the Sky Walk.read more close
Submerge yourself in the cloud forest on a mile and half loop across five suspension bridges leading you into the forest canopy's levels. The largest outdoor natural collection of orchid species found on the planet thrives in the trees of Monteverde's cloud forest beside bromeliads, moss, lichens and hundreds of species of birds, insects, lizards, snakes and mammals. The longest of the bridges, expands nearly a thousand feet across the canopy – nearly 300 feet high. Tickets are $33 for adults, $36 students, $21 children. Tours depart at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for the night tour.
The Sky Tram rises more than 2,500 feet through the trees and fog of the Monteverde cloud forest. Tours last about ten to fifteen minutes and finish near the top of the continental divide. At the top, guests have the opportunity to enjoy the scenic vistas (if it's not too cloudy) before riding back down in the Sky Tram or on the Sky Trek. Tours depart at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.; Tickets are $42 for adults, $29 students and children.
Fly at speeds up to 45 mph across cables on Sky Trek's specially-designed pulley system. You lean back in their harnesses and grab on to the handles in one of the safest and fastest zip-line designs anywhere in the country. Sky trek has 10 cables crisscrossing above and through the cloud forest.
The longest of the cables stretches nearly a half-mile long sending guests from the cloud forest to a free-standing platform high above the valley beside the visitor's center. Photographers wait at the bottom of the final cable, called "paparrazi", to snap your picture as you complete the course.
Tours depart at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.; tickets are $66 for adults, $53 students, $42 children and include both the zip line tour and the Sky Tram.