The Selvatura Hanging Bridges takes place in the most beautiful area of the Monteverde Cloud Forest. It features fantastic scenery, amazing views, and beautiful trails.
Selvatura Park is one of the top attractions in Monteverde Costa Rica.
Selvatura is a nature and adventure park that protects over 850 acres of the Monteverde cloud forest. Selvatura offers many activities such as a butterfly garden, a sloth sanctuary, a hummingbird garden, and a reptile museum. Still, it’s mostly famous for the amazing hanging bridges (also known as canopy walkways) that connect nature trails with mountains going over the canopy of the trees, as well as for having the zip lines that provide the most “natural” experience in Monteverde which provide the best views of the cloud forest in the area.
Selvatura Park offers 2 main attractions:
- Selvatura Zip Lines
- Selvatura Canopy Walkways
Selvatura Zip Lines
Selvatura offers one of the most popular zip lining tours in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Since this site is a popular attraction with one group taking the zipline tour after another and cables passing over the canopy bridges, the experience can give some folks a bit of an amusement park feeling. That said, most people are very much pleased with the professional, friendly staff and overall experience.
The extensive zipline course includes thirteen cables, one of which is 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) long, fifteen platforms, an optional Tarzan swing, and little to no walking. This zip lining tour is a long, exciting course that is easy to do, so this is a good choice for families who need a combination of adventure and relaxation.
The Selvatura zip lining tour has a total of 3.4 kilometers (2.2 miles) of cables, and it takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
- 13 ziplines
- Longest zipline is 1 km (0.6 mi)
- Tarzan swing (optional)
- Little to no walking
- Break with hands
For an additional fee, you can upgrade to do the final line in Superman mode (lying down, facing forward as if you were flying).
You can also combine this zip lining experience with canopy walkway bridges (explained below), butterfly garden, sloth’s sanctuary, and other animal exhibits.
Prices start at $38.5 for residents (all ages), $38.5 for non-resident kids (4 to 12 years old), $49.50 for students (13 to 18 years old with a student ID), and $55 for adults (13+ without a student ID).
Selvatura Canopy Walkways
The Selvatura Canopy Walkways Bridges is a more relaxed self-guided* tour on a beautiful trail system with hanging bridges, consisting of a combination of a 1.9 mile (3 km) circuit trail and 8 hanging bridges, including one that is 170 meters (560 feet) long. On these bridges, you will experience what it’s like to walk above the canopy of the trees, a privileged vantage point to oversee the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
The 8 bridges are wider than those found in the other parks with hanging bridges in Monteverde, and they are effortless to manage. There are also a few benches on the well-maintained, fairly easy trail. You can upgrade to do the Selvatura Hanging Bridges with a guide or use a map to do them on your own. These and other factors make this a good choice for older folks and people who might not want to walk as much.
- 8 bridges
- 3km (1.9mi) trail
- The longest bridge is 170m (560ft).
You can upgrade to do this tour with a Naturalist Guide for more wildlife viewing opportunities for an additional fee.
You can also combine this canopy walkways experience with zip lining (explained above), butterfly garden, sloth’s sanctuary, and other animal exhibits.
Prices start at $27.5 for residents (all ages), $27.5 for non-resident kids (4 to 12 years old), $33 for students (13 to 18 years old with a student ID), and $39 for adults (13+ without a student ID).
Selvatura also offers an on-site restaurant and the option to purchase your adventure’s footage (you cannot use your own GoPro).
Insurance is also included on the tours and the appropriate safety measures to ensure things go well.
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Experience the best scenery in Monteverde on this zip lining tour located in Selvatura Park, next to the Santa Elena cloud forest, the highest elevation point at the heart of the Monteverde cloud forest.
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