We are glad we booked this tour even though it had a lot of similarities to Sky Trek Arenal. The nature walk of course was completely different. The employee who guided us showed no less enthusiasm as our guide in Arenal. Going on the Arenal zip line first you see the improvements immediately. Whereas, in Arenal you go from Platform to platform, in Monteverde you go from platform to stairs to platform. Not a big problem but broke the rhythm of the zip line. Plus no one likes walking up stairs. The zip line in Monteverde had less of a view than Arenal, which overlooked the lake. The professionalism of the guides and the equipment were on equal basis. After talks with other people who went zip lining at other parks it became very apparent the differences in equipment, guides and overall experience. While other parks care less about safety and go for higher level of adrenaline, Sky Trek is over concerned with safety while not sacrificing “the rush.”
The nature walk offered a fine exhibit of animal, birds and flora. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable but not dry. It just amassed my wife and me how much these people love their jobs.
If you did the Sky Tram in Arenal, the zip line is not overall as good, but still highly recommended.
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