The 4 Best Companies for an Arenal Zip Line Adventure

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Zip lining over tree tops with a view of the impressive Arenal Volcano is the quintessential Costa Rica jungle experience.

There are plenty of Arenal zip line companies in the La Fortuna area. And, personally, we don’t have a favorite company to suggest because each one offers different things. Whether you’re a seasoned thrill-seeker or a first-time adventurer, there is an option for you.

We created this guide to give you all the details so you can choose the best option based on your interest. 

So strap on your harness, let the wind rush through your hair, and get ready to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush!

Sky Adventures

We like Sky Adventures because they are the only zip line company located just next to the Arenal Volcano. They also offer a great view of Lake Arenal. 

Important Info

– Their tours are conducted in both English and Spanish

– There is a restaurant on the property that sells Costa Rican specialties, drinks, etc.

– SkyTrek has a cool thing called SkyTram. This is a tram system that takes you to where your zip-lining adventure will begin. It allows you to enjoy amazing views of Lake Arenal and Arenal Volcano before zipping by them while zip lining.

Who We Suggest This For

Because of SkyTram, I think this company is great for families.

Arenal Mundo

Arenal Mundo is located next to the La Fortuna waterfall. When zip lining here you will get views of the waterfall and the volcano.

We also like this place because they offer tours that include rappeling down the La Fortuna Waterfall.

They also offer cultural experiences put on by the local Maleku indigenous tribe.

arenal mundo zip line
arenal mundo zip line

Important Info

– Tours are conducted in English and Spanish

– There are lockers on the property if you need to store your backpack

– There is a small restaurant that serves a variety of food and drinks.

– Take advantage of the location and hike to the La Fortuna waterfall from the Arenal Mundo property after your zip lining adventure.

– Children over the age of 7 are able to participate in zip lining

– They have 12 cables you can zip across.

Who We Suggest This For

– Families

– People who are interested in rappelling down a waterfall

Pure Trek

PureTrek has zip lining, but the focus is more on canyoning (rappelling) down the side of a waterfall.

Important Info

– There is a rancho restaurant that serves lunch and fresh juices.

– There are ample facilities for showering, changing, and lockers.

The 4 Best Companies for an Arenal Zip Line Adventure

Who We Suggest This For

If you are very adventurous, this company would be our suggestion for you. I mean, rappelling down a waterfall, rock climbing, and doing a monkey drop are all pretty freaking cool.

That being said, this activity is also perfectly suitable for kids. PureTrek has a special harness system geared towards children and they use a system so that the guide has full control in slowly lowering your child.

Eco Glide

Important Info

– Transportation is included from local La Fortuna hotels.

– There is an emphasis on nature with this tour, yes the zip line experience will be an adrenaline rush for sure, but they also care a lot about you enjoying the views.

Who We Suggest This For

We suggest this Arenal zip line tour for those of you that only want zip lining and aren’t interested in all the other add-ons. The price point of this is great and includes 12 cables and 14 platforms plus the option of doing a Tarzan Swing at the end of your experience.

Combo Tours

The 4 Best Companies for an Arenal Zip Line Adventure

One thing we love to do in La Fortuna is participate in a combo tour. This basically means, enjoying a fun-filled day involving multiple adventures.

We like this because it takes the stress off of you to plan many activities. You can just sit back, relax, and let your guides lead you from one adventure to the next.

Plus, generally, this is way more cost-effective than planning multiple things. 

What to Wear & Bring

zip line la fortuna

To Wear

– Long pants or long shorts (you have to wear a harness and nobody wants short shorts for that experience.

– Sunglasses with a strap around your head (you don’t want them flying off) 

– Close-toed shoes with a stable sole.

To Bring

– A change of clothes if you would like to change after

– A full water bottle

– Some snacks

– Sunblock (And put plenty on before your zip line adventure)

– Bug spray (sometimes it can be buggy in the jungle)

– A GoPro (I wouldn’t specifically buy one for this, but if you have one most zip-lining places have helmets where you can attach your GoPro if you want)

Things to Note

– Zip lining in Costa Rica is regulated and safety standards (should) always be upheld. That being said, if a situation feels unsafe or uncomfortable to you, always trust your instincts.

– If you plan to go on a zip line adventure during the rainy season, we suggest arranging your tour for in the morning. At this time of day you won’t have rain and have a higher chance of having clear breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano. 

– Zip lining in Costa Rica is also often called a “canopy tour”. If you see this written somewhere, they mean zip lining. 

Things to Do After

La Fortuna is the perfect jungle destination for tons of fun activities. You’ll never get bored here!

If you didn’t get a clear view of the La Fortuna Waterfall or Arenal Volcano during your zip-lining experience, you should definitely check those out. They are beautiful!

arenal volcano
la fortuna waterfall

We created a guide to the La Fortuna Waterfall as well as a guide to the Arenal Volcano to give you all the details on both of those.

Another fun thing to do after an adrenaline rush is to relax with a soak in a hot spring. La Fortuna is home to several different hot spring parks for all different budgets and interests. You can find out all about them here.

Also, we created a complete guide to La Fortuna, Costa Rica which will tell you everything you need to know about transportation, fun activities, places to eat, the best places to stay, etc.

Wrap-Up: Arenal Zip Line

The La Fortuna area has something for everyone when it comes to zip-lining adventures. No matter which company you choose, we are sure you will enjoy soaring through the jungle with views of the Arenal Volcano or the La Fortuna waterfall.

If you have any questions about planning your Arenal zip line adventure near the town of La Fortuna, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section below. We are always happy to help you out!

Sarah McArthur

Sarah McArthur

Sarah McArthur is the co-founder and main writer of Costa Rica Vibes. She is originally from the United States. but has lived in sunny San Jose, Costa Rica since 2016. She has traveled all over the country as a Costa Rica travel expert and has helped thousand of people plan their perfect Costa Rica vacation.

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