Sky Trek Monteverde features 7 Ziplines from platform to platform (no walking) as well as a safe self-brake set-up. Reach speeds of up to 64km/h (40 miles per hour) with a safe, automatic brake.
About Sky Adventures Monteverde
Sky Adventures Monteverde is an all-in-one eco-adventure park situated at the heart of Monteverde’s cloud forest in Costa Rica.
Located at 1,400 meters above sea level (roughly 4,600 feet), Sky Adventures Monteverde is high enough to have amazing views above the canopy of the Monteverde area but low enough for you to have the opportunity to spot some wildlife during your visit.
Sky Adventures Monteverde’s Motto is Safety First
Sky Adventures Monteverde has been offering nature tours and adventure activities since the early 1,990s, and it features the most robust security protocols in the area. The company’s motto is “Safety First,” making it stand out from the other adventure parks in Monteverde. No other park in Monteverde takes safety and security as seriously as Sky Adventures Monteverde.
Sky Adventures Monteverde’s Primary Activities
Sky Adventures Monteverde features three main activities;
- Sky Trek Monteverde: a zipline course
- Sky Tram Monteverde: a gondola ride
- Sky Walk Monteverde: hanging bridges
Sky Trek Monteverde by Sky Adventures Monteverde
Sky Trek Monteverde is one of the best ziplining tours in Monteverde Costa Rica, featuring three main aspects:
- No walking, just ziplining from platform to platform.
- Fastest ziplines in the area, reaching speeds of up to 64km/h (39.8 miles per hour).
- Automatic break, so you don’t have to worry about crashing into the next platform*
*Sky Trek Monteverde is the only ziplining tour featuring an automatic brake system in line with the vision of putting safety first. The safety aspect is the main reason that sets this tour apart from all other ziplining tours in Monteverde, and this is why we recommend it.
Other tour companies feature excellent zip lining experiences, but safety is not as robust as at Sky Trek Monteverde. They provide you with a leather glove that you need to use for braking. You use the glove to apply pressure to the zip line as you approach the next platform. This manual process increases the risk for injuries (either from people not braking hard enough resulting in a crash, or from people applying too much pressure on the line, causing arm injuries).
Even though injuries related to this nature are uncommon, this risk is practically inexistent at Sky Trek Monteverde, thanks to its automatic braking system.
The Sky Trek Monteverde ziplining tour takes approximately 2 hours to complete the entire circuit, including a ride on an aerial tram to reach the first platform and seven ziplining cables throughout the Sky Adventures Monteverde Park.
Sky Trek Monteverde Quick Summary:
• 7 lines of 100m (300ft) to 750m (2,460ft)
• Tram ride with fantastic views included
• Ziplining from platform to platform
• Brake with pulley, not hands
• Optional Vertigo Drop
The lack of walking, tram ride, and other factors make this a good choice for folks looking for a more natural, easy-going adventure.
Sky Trek Monteverde Prices:
Prices start at $50 for residents (all ages), $58 for non-resident kids (6 to 11 years old), $70 for students (12 to 25 years old with a student ID), and $84 for adults (12+ without a student ID).
You can read the following article for more information on Sky Trek Monteverde: Sky Trek Monteverde: Is it worth paying that much for it?
Sky Tram Monteverde by Sky Adventures Monteverde
Sky Tram Monteverde is a 15-minute ride above the canopy of the trees on an aerial gondola that leads to a coffee shop, a short but beautiful trail, and an observation tower. On this ride, you will enjoy the best views of the Monteverde area.
Even though the ride is relatively short, this experience is unique and is a great option to explore the Monteverde cloud forest, especially for families with small kids and people who can’t walk.
Sky Tram Monteverde Quick Summary:
• A 15-min ride on a Gondola
• Platforms with fantastic views
• A 250-meter (820 ft) easy trail
• A 15-meter (49 ft) observation tower
Sky Tram Monteverde Prices:
Prices for Sky Tram Monteverde start at $31 for residents (all ages), $33 for non-resident kids (6 to 11 years old), $40 for students (12 to 25 years old with a student ID), and $48 for adults (12+ without a student ID).
Note: Please note that Sky Tram is included by default when you purchase the Sky Trek ziplining tour, but you can also purchase tickets to it as a stand-alone activity. When purchased as part of Sky Trek, you will skip visiting the panoramic platforms, the hiking trail, and the observation tower.
You can read the following article for more information on Sky Tram Monteverde: Sky Tram Monteverde: Is it worth it?
Sky Walk Monteverde by Sky Adventures Monteverde
Sky Walk Monteverde is a more relaxed self-guided* tour on a beautiful trail system with hanging bridges. The course features a combination of a 1.5 mile (2.5 km) circuit trail and six hanging bridges, including the longest one in Costa Rica, which is 236-meter long (984 feet).
At Sky Walk Monteverde, 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.
*You can upgrade this Sky Walk to a guided tour, though we typically don’t recommend it as the trail is well marked and easy to travel on your own.
The 2.5-kilometer trail (1.5 mi) is well-maintained but does have some ascents and descents and thus does require a certain degree of hiking ability. Sky Walk is a good choice for families with kids above seven years of age based on the trail’s difficulty level.
Sky Walk Monteverde Quick Summary:
- Six bridges on a 2.5 km trail (1.5 mi).
- The longest bridge in Costa Rica.
- One bridge is 70m (230ft) above the ground.
- Some wildlife viewing opportunities*
*Spotting wildlife is uncommon unless you go with a local guide who knows the park and the animal behaviors based on their recent day’s trends.
Sky Walk Monteverde Prices:
Prices at Sky Walk Monteverde start at $50 for residents (all ages), $58 for non-resident kids (6 to 11 years old), $70 for students (12 to 25 years old with a student ID), and $84 for adults (12+ without a student ID).
You can read the following article for more information on Sky Walk Monteverde: Detailed Review of Sky Walk Monteverde
Additional Services offered by Sky Adventures Monteverde
Sky Adventures Monteverde also offers an on-site restaurant, as well as the option to purchase your adventure’s footage (you cannot use your GoPro).
Sky Adventure Monteverde includes insurance on the tours and, as mentioned above, applies the appropriate safety measures to ensure things go well.
Making Reservations for Sky Adventures Monteverde
We recommend that you get your tickets in advance to secure your spots and skip the park lines.
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Experience a beautiful 15-minute ride on an aerial Gondola between 45 and 65 meters (131 and 213 feet) above the Monteverde cloud forest, featuring astonishing views above the canopy.
This Hanging Bridges Tour takes place in the Cloud Forest featuring a spectacular combination of suspension bridges and trails, as well as the longest bridge in Costa Rica, which is 236 m (775 ft).