Manuel Antonio National Park is one of my favorite wildlife refuges in Costa Rica. Aside from the fact that several of my brothers and sisters live there, the views of the Pacific Coast are amazing! That's not the only reason you should visit this beautiful park, though. If you're the adventurous type, you can explore the treetops of the jungles surrounding Manuel Antonio on an exciting canopy tour. Come with me to learn more about these thrilling excursions through the rainforest!
Canopy tours are one of the most exciting ways to enjoy Costa Rica's national parks and wildlife refuges. There are many tour companies that offer these pulse-pounding excursions in the area surrounding Manuel Antonio, with just as many ways to enjoy the excitement of the rainforest from a bird's eye view.
You'll begin your jungle adventure by ascending to one of several platforms constructed in the upper boughs of the rainforest. These treetop decks can support up to 10 people, and are connected to one another by a series of zip lines. Wearing special harnesses, you'll speed through the air between decks, soaring high above the ground. Some tour operators even offer special harnesses that enable you to fly like Superman between decks! You don't need any training to enjoy these thrilling rides, and the excitement of soaring high above the jungle like an exotic bird is unforgettable.
One of the best things about taking a canopy tour in the rainforest surrounding Manuel Antonio National Park is the view. Not only can you enjoy an exciting ride from one platform to the next, you'll soar over raging rivers, lush canyons and the verdant hills of this beautiful rainforest. In some areas of the countryside, you'll also be able to see the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean of Costa Rica from your treetop vantage point!
If you'd rather savor every minute of your canopy tour in Manuel Antonio, you can do so on a leisurely stroll through the boughs of the rainforest on a series of special walkways suspended high above the ground. Offering a more relaxing alternative to the adrenaline rush of the canopy zip lines, these bridges enable you to take photographs of the amazing creatures that inhabit the rainforest - including tree frogs like me!
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