Selvatura Canopy Tour & Walkways

The Selvatura Adventure Park is set on over 1,200 acres (486 hectares) of protected virgin cloudforest. Needless to say, much of this land is not available to the public. There are, however, a handful of activities that allow visitors to experience a significant – and beautiful – portion of the park. Two such activities are the canopy tours and rainforest walkways.


Canopy Tour

The Selvatura Canopy Tour is one of the finest canopy tours in the country. It’s cables and platforms are built into the cloud forest rather than above it, allowing tour takers to feel truly immersed within the forested environment. In total, there are 15 cables and 18 viewing platforms that stretch over 2 miles – the longest cable length of any canopy tour in Costa Rica. Furthermore, there is a so-called “Tarzan Swing” at the end of the tour, a large, swing-like contraption that allows participants to swing out above the forest and truly feel like the man for whom it is named.

The tour begins with an introduction to the safety equipment by local, well-trained guides. During this segment, participants are fitted with high-quality harnesses and taught the proper technique for riding the cables. Soon after, the flight through the forest begins.

This tour is suitable for anyone over the age of four, but for safety reason, a weight restriction of 280 lbs, a maximum waste width of 120 cm, and maximum thigh width of 80 cm must apply. Tour participants are advised to wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and – depending on the weather – a rain jacket. This tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

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Selvatura Canopy Tour Times and Booking

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Selvatura Canopy Tour
08:30 AM - 02:00/hrs
11:00 AM - 02:00/hrs
01:00 PM - 02:00/hrs
02:30 PM - 02:00/hrs
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Treetop Walkway

The Treetop Walkway guides visitors both through and above the rainforest. A series of 8 suspension bridges, connected by trails totaling 1.9 miles (3 km) in length, provides a birds-eye view of the rainforest canopy. From these bridges – which vary from 150 ft (50 m) to 500 ft (170 m) in length and are suspended from heights ranging from 36 ft (12 m) to 180 ft (60 m) – visitors will easily be able to study this unique tropical ecosystem, catching glimpses of birds, monkeys, sloths and more as they make their way across.

Naturalist Guided Tour

Guided tours – led by bilingual, professionally trained guides – are available as well. On these tours, participants will learn about the plants, mammals and birds that call Monteverde home, as well as hear stories that unravel the region’s captivating cultural history. Self-guided tours, however, are an ideal choice for anyone wanting to experience this forest at their own pace.

This walkway can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages and physical abilities, and will take about 2.5 hours to complete. It’s recommended to have long pants, suitable shoes and a waterproof jacket. Naturally, cameras and binoculars will come in handy while touring this area.

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Tree Top Suspension Bridges Times and Booking

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Tree Top Suspension Bridges
08:30 AM - 01:30/hrs
11:00 AM - 01:30/hrs
01:00 PM - 01:30/hrs
02:30 PM - 01:30/hrs
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Natural History Walk at Selvatura Park Times and Booking

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Natural History Walk at Selvatura Park
08:30 AM - 02:00/hrs
11:00 AM - 02:00/hrs
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02:30 PM - 02:00/hrs
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Hummingbird Garden

At the Selvatura Hummingbird Garden, visitors will observe more than 14 different species of hummingbirds including species that are not commonly seen in other areas of Monteverde. At the garden the relaxing waterfalls and the beautiful natural floral arrangements provide a perfect setting for natural photography lovers. The hummingbird garden is also a perfect picnic area.

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Selvatura Canopy Tour and Supension Bridges Times and Booking

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Selvatura Canopy Tour and Supension Bridges
08:30 AM - 04:00/hrs
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Selvatura Canopy Tour, Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden and Hummingbird Gallery Times and Booking

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Selvatura Canopy Tour, Suspension Bridges, Butterfly Garden and Hummingbird Gallery
08:30 AM - 04:30/hrs
11:00 AM - 04:30/hrs
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Selvatura Canopy Tour, Butterfly Garden, and Hummingbird Garden Times and Booking

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Selvatura Canopy Tour, Butterfly Garden, and Hummingbird Garden
07:00 AM - 03:00/hrs
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Selvatura Canopy Tour, Suspension Bridges & Butterfly Garden Times and Booking

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08:30 AM - 04:30/hrs
11:00 AM - 04:30/hrs
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Selvatura Insect Museum Times and Booking

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Selvatura Insect Museum
07:00 AM - 01:00/hrs
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Selvatura Experience Times and Booking

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Selvatura Experience
08:30 AM - 08:00/hrs
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