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Zip lining: sky trek or athica?

Thanks in advance for all the great advice on this forum.

We will be in Arenal in November and would appreciate a recommendation for zip lining. Sky trek has great reviews and offers a tram option. Athica is newer and offers horseback ride and hot spring dinner package. We are traveling with two teens and our grandmother. Staying at hotel silencio del campo All advice is appreciated. Thank you,

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1. Re: Zip lining: sky trek or athica?

I will go to Sky Treck...ATHICA is way to new no many people have had been there yet...that includes me ...sorry maybe better for me to said...that so far so happy with Sky Treck...excellent place...great safety record...incredible nice views.....

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I haven't done athica, but I can tell you sky trek is awesome! As luis said the views are incredible and the lines are great with heights over 650 feet and speeds up to 50mph. Some cables are so long it takes about a minute to reach the other end!

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3. Re: Zip lining: sky trek or athica?

I haven't done athica, but I can tell you sky trek is awesome! As luis said the views are incredible and the lines are great with heights over 650 feet and speeds up to 50mph. Some cables are so long it takes about a minute to reach the other end!

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4. Re: Zip lining: sky trek or athica?

Sky Trek vs. Athica is like comparing apples to oranges. Sky Trek is definitely the best in the area but not everybody has to go to the best (or pay for it either). That said, look at your spending budget and decide from there! If you're not a "zip line junkie" then you will be happy with wherever you go. If you've done it a 100 times and want the best....then go to Sky Trek! :-)

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5. Re: Zip lining: sky trek or athica?

I agree with The Villa they both offer different services . If you just want a zipline, check the one at the Arenal Paraiso hotel, it is great tour

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Hello, This information may be help: each canopy in the area has a main goal.

Some tips :

Operator Price # cables Highest cable Longest cable

Los Lagos $40 13 70 mts 500 mts

Paraíso $45 12 80 mts 350 mts

Eco glide $45 15 80 mts 430 mts

Sky trek $73 ---- 1250 mts

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Los Cañones Canopy tour

Once the tour is completed you will find yourself walking along a cobble-stoned path and crossing the crocodile and caiman farm, the frog farm and the butterfly garden. You can then relax in our hot or spring fresh pools, complete with water slides for no additional cost.

CANOPY OPTIONS

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Arenal Paraíso Canopy Tour

This exciting experience starts with a short walk to the first platform where our your guides will check carefully all the equipment. The equipment is high quality and done by the best manufacturers for your complete enjoyment and absolute security.

After the inspection our tour guides will provide some short but important instructions on how to slide properly through the cables.

The sensation of flying into the forest is really unique. This canopy tour is considered one of the best in the entire country.

The 12 platforms, cables over 350 meters long and 80 meters heights make this adventure, unforgettable. This ride will let you admire the beautiful surroundings and observe monkeys, birds and sloths.

Our canopy is located at the canyon of the Arenal River for a perfect combination of nature and adventure. From the higher platform and cable you will be able to observe two beautiful waterfalls. This tour is for everyone, no matter what age; all you need is adventurous spirit.

Just fill out your lungs with fresh air while sliding between the trees and admire the wonderful views of the tropical rain forest of Costa Rica.

Towards the end of the ride you will fly over the Arenal River to the last platform. There our truck will be waiting for you with some snacks before you leave back to the hotel on a very fun ride. So, dare to have fun with this canopy tour!

Horario: 8:00 a.m. , 10:30 a.m. , 1:00 p.m. y 3:00 p.m. (Aprox. 2 hours)

Price: $45,00 p/p

Arenal eco glide

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If you like to experience a unique adrenalin filled sensation, come travel with us on one of the attractions that make Costa Rica famous at a world wide level, for its Canopy Tour.

Located in La Fortuna, in the town of San Carlos you will find Arenal Ecoglide Park is one of Costa Rica’s newest adventure parks. Arenal Ecoglide Parks canopy is built following the highest standards, approved by I.C.T. (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo) and insured by I.N.S. (Instituto Nacional de Seguros) providing major security to our customers.

Our Canopy at Arenal Ecoglide Park is known for having two separate cables, the first cable is the one you glide on, the second is for major safety precautions. The canopy consists of 15 cables and 18 platforms which are divided into three sections that are found mostly in the trees, which are designed to provide our visitors greater contact with nature.

On our tour you will find one of our major attractions the Tarzan Swing, which guarantees you will have the greatest adventure. You will forget about work, and all your worries will disappear while you enjoy your vacation, as you fly thru the trees like Tarzan. Page under construction we are sorry for the inconvenience

The canopy tour not only offers you a great adventure but also an opportunity to observe all the animal life in its natural habitat. Each platform has been designed so that you can observe the forest from different angles allowing you to photograph the impressing scenery. Discover what adrenalin really means to nature lovers.

Our location is perfect when you plan a trip to La Fortuna, you can combine your trip with this extraordinary tour that will allow you to live a very unforgettable journey enjoying nature along with a fabulous view of the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Our Tour is divided in three sections:

The first section has 6 cables and 7 platforms, with lengths from 10 metersup to 110 meters.

The second section has 5 cables and 6 platforms, with lengths from 40 meters up to 160 meters. At the end of this section you will find the Tarzan Swing.

And the last section that has 4 cables and 5 platforms, with lengths from 70 meters up to 430 meters.

WhatYouShouldWear

Long pants, closed toed shoes or hiking boots. We suggest you use a sun block and insect repellant

Los Cañones Canopy Tour

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Our Canopy Tour is a series of cables attached from tree to tree, on which you glide using a pulley that is secured with mountain climbing equipment. You will enjoy the tour safely, facing front as you soar through the rainforest, although we encourage people to try different positions to make the most of the experience.

The canopy route consists of 12 cables and 13 platforms, covering a full distance of 2.8 kilometers (1.7 miles), which makes this the longest and most memorable tour of its kind in the area. The cables' lengths vary from 50 meters to 500 meters, with different heights and speeds.

A Canopy Tour through the Costa Rican tropical rainforest gives you a chance to see wild life at its best. Keep your eyes open and you may catch a glimpse of the howler monkey, sloth, coati and many exotic birds.

Once the tour is completed you will find yourself walking along a cobble-stoned path and crossing the crocodile and caiman farm, the frog farm and the butterfly garden. You can then relax in our hot or spring fresh pools, complete with water slides for no additional cost.

SKY TREK

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Zipping along nearly two miles (three kilometers) of cables, you will see the rain forest as well as get a panoramic view of the volcano and lake from a whole new perspective.

Built an industrial-strength, high-angle, breakneck-speed bona fide thrill ride and people love it. The zip line is simply there to add a little perspective so you can tell how high you are or how fast you’re going, and it adds a nice background to the photographs as well.

Our major concern its safety, the prime objective of staff is to provide a wonderful tour with a high standard of security, this is why the

equipment is top quality like world class French made Petzl harnesses. Sky Trek is similar to other canopy tours in Costa Rica, but incorporates some significant differences, such as being of larger scale, with more zip lines and platforms. Further, the construction is of the highest quality, utilizing protective and secure materials, including metal platforms covered with mesh-covered steel rails, which prevent falling or sliding.

We will provide you the helmet, gloves and harnesses of the best quality in the world, so you will get the safest and most comfortable and exciting experience that you will never forget!

Sky Tram tour to reach the top of the mountain.

•Zip Lines

•Guided Tour

•Rain coat (We are at the rain forest)

•Lockers

•Cocktail

•Sweet treat

•Refreshing towel

•Unforgettable experience

➡ Transportation is not included but available at extra charge. Pick-up times are around 60 minutes earlier than the start times of the tours. ( $10 )

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7. Re: Zip lining: sky trek or athica?

Thank you so much for the excellent information!

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Just returned from Athica Zip Line, our group consisted of 1 senior citizen,two children ages 6 and 8 and their parents.. The employees were very, very helpful to everyone, even a scary cat like me, I loved the experience, it was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend Athica Zip Line company to everyone! There is a Tarzan Swing at the end and it is not to be missed!

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Thank you for the report about ATHICA..

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10. Re: Zip lining: sky trek or athica?

Wow... really good information about canopys in La Fortuna :

Check this link with more details :

fortunabooking.com/canopy_tour_and_zip_line_…