More than a quarter of Costa Rica is covered in rainforests, and one of the best ways to explore these enchanting ecosystems is via a zipline. First developed by American scientists, who wanted to study trees and the animal life in the canopy without touching them, ziplines emerged as the perfect solution. These have since evolved into canopy tours — an ideal way to get a bird’s eye view of the forest without disturbing the wildlife or endangering the trees. The country offers a number of zipline courses, from the Monteverde Cloud Forest to the Arenal Volcano, that fly over beaches, through treetops and across canyons.
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