Extremo Canopy: A Monteverde Zipline Tour to the Extreme!
Monteverde Canopy Tours: Ziplining Tours + Bungee Jumping!
The Monteverde Extremo Canopy Tour is perfect for the adventure bound, those seeking high adrenaline experiences and not the faint of heart. Extremo canopy is not located near the main nature reserves in the area nor over prime forest like some of the other canopy tours but as its name suggest it is an extreme rush! This ziplining tour offers 14 Ziplines, nearly 3.2 kilometers (2 miles), that range in distance from 40 meters (131 feet) to 750 meters (2,461 feet), including 4 cables that are longer than 425 meters (1,394 feet).
One of the things that sets Extremo apart from its competitors in the area is their SUPERMAN ZIPLINE! Plus they now have a new bungee jump for those who dare!!
An Exciting Video of Extremo Canopy Tour: Click Here!
The tour begins with 11 cables, the last of which delivers you to the rappel, where you descend to the ground and the awaiting adventure of the Tarzan Swing. Here you will start with a short hike to the upper platform from which you make your ¨big jump¨.
This feature attaches to your harness and allows you to act like its namesake by jumping off the platform and swinging through the area.
After your momentum has eased, guides at a lower platform safely lower you back to the ground. For those willing to step to the very edge of adventure, try doing the Tarzan Swing backwards. Once all the members of your group have experienced the thrill of the Tarzan Swing,
it’s off to the remaining 3 ziplines.
Superman Zip Line
The superman cable allows you to feel like a bird while you soar over the mountains and pasture land. It is a 1 kilometer cable with a height of 180 meters.
You'll experience a unique sensation on one of the best Monteverde cable and feel just like superman! See video below.
Read more about Extremo's Highest Bungee Jump in Central America
Scattered throughout the tour are 6 short hikes, totaling 2.8 kilometers (1.74 miles), which allow you to enjoy the surrounding secondary growth cloud forest, pasture lands, and views of the Gulf of Nicoya at a more leisurely pace than the ziplines permit. There is also a picturesque waterfall on the property ideal for photographs.
Another aspect of Extremo is positioning style when ziplining. Here, you are carefully fitted with a helmet and the popular Petzel brand harness as well as specially reinforced leather gloves. Proper position, once hanging from the cable, includes a sitting position with knees up and ankles crossed; head tilted to one side for clear visibility; dominant hand behind and on top of the cable with open palm and weak hand grasped around the straps between the cable and your harness. Having your dominant hand directly on the cable helps stabilize balance and when pulled down acts as your brake.
The guides at Extremo, besides being very personable, are experienced, well trained and bilingual.
As there are no lockers for personal belongings, we recommend you bring only those items you can keep, well secured in zippered pockets or on straps, on your person. They also sell commemorative pictures of your day on the ziplines for $9 each.
Extremo offers 3 tours daily, 8:00am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm.
Transport is included in the price of the tour and occurs approximately 30 minutes
prior to the start of the tour
PRICES UNTIL DEC 2012
Canopy Only (Ziplines): $40
Canopy + Superman. $45
Swing Extremo: $35
Canopy + Bungee: $100
Canopy + Bungee+ Superman: $105
Canopy + Bungee + Swing + Superman: $130
Canopy + Swing Extremo: $70
Canopy + Superman + Swing Extremo: $80
Bungee + Swing Extremo: $95
No student prices.