Selvatura Park Monteverde
Butterflies and More!
Selvatura Park is the nearest canopy tour to the beautiful cloud forests of Monteverde. The Park does not just offer some of the longest ziplines in Costa Rica - there is lot more to do here and all in one place!
Be thrilled by the ziplines and tarzan swing, take a leisurely stroll on the hanging bridges... and there is more: Butterfly gardens, hummingbirds, reptiles and insect exhibitions. Choose one tour or do a combo.
Transport included from most hotels. Departure times approx. 8.00am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm.
Selvatura Canopy Ziplines
One of the most exciting ziplining adventures in Costa Rica! The canopy tour is entirely built inside virgin and secondary cloud forest with a total of 15 ziplines and 18 platforms. Plus one amazing (and optional) tarzan swing!
Visitors will travel between 2 miles of cables attached by a secure harness and a maximum weight support pulleys plus other security gear to ensure safety. There is now a 1km long zipline!
One of the most exciting things to do at the Selvatura is the fun tarzan swing which is optional and included in the price of the ziplines. Guaranteed to be one of the most heart-thumping things you do in Monteverde! Check out the video below:
The Zipline Tour takes 2-3 hours. $45 regular $40 students $30 kids under 12
Ziplines and Hanging Bridges Combo: $75 Regulars, $65 students, $50 (children 6-10)
Selvatura Canopy Walkways (Suspended bridges)
For those less adventurous, or want more time to enjoy walking around thecanopy or go bird watching a popular choice is the suspended (or hanging bridges) called the Walkways.These are a series of suspension bridges, hung in the canopy, which one can walk across. The sides of the bridges are fenced off with the railings reaching chest height.
The tour is not just bridges but a series of trails that wind between the bridges. In total, these trails cover 3.3km. There are eight different bridges which have lengths and heights that vary between 50 to 170m long and 12 and 60m high.. Every bridge is 1.5m wide and has a capacity for 60 people. The hanging bridges are designed for people of every age and reasonable physical condition. Guides are available at certain times for an extra price
As the bridges are suspended they do bounce a little. Overall the feeling is pretty secure due to the high railings and solid structure. Unless you have an acute fear of heights this should not be a problem. The bridges offer a nice perspective with plenty of time to look around and take photos. You can see many small trees and ferns from above and also admire birds that inhabit the upper regions of the trees. The trails are in excellent condition.
Prices: Up to 14th Dec, 2014
$30 (regulars) $25 (students and children over 10), $20 (children 6-10), free for children under 6.
It takes about an hour and a half to walk the bridges, depending on the speed you walk or if you stop to take many photos.
Guided Natural History Tours are available for $40 (this includes guide, entrance and transport). Guided tours: 8.30am, 11.00am and 1.30pm (transport about 30-45 minutes before tour).
Butterfly and Hummingbird Gardens, Insect and Reptile Exhibitions and more Combo Tour Choices
Butterfly Gardens Selvatura Costa Rica
Selvatura has one of the world's largest live butterfly exhibitions featuring an 8100 square feet dome where more than 50 different species of butterflies from all over Costa Rica can be spotted.
The tour of just under an hour includes a bilingual guide.$15 (regular, students and children)
Insect Exhibition Selvatura Costa Rica
Enjoy the world largest private insect collection: property of world famous entomologist Dr. Richard Whitten. Visitors will be able to learn about the cloud forest and observe exhibits from the forest.
Exclusive footage of cloud forest wonders is shown inside the center's cinematic auditorium. 1 hour guided tour.$15 (regular, students and children)
Hummingbird Garden Selvatura Costa Rica
Over 14 species of fascinating hummingbirds; a treat for photographers and wildlife lovers to observe these amazing, colorful birds up close.
Self-guided, no time limit. $5 (regular, students and children).
Reptile and Amphibian Exhibition: More than 30 different species of frogs, lizards, geckos, snakes and many others. 1 hour guided tour of special, climate-controlled terrariums containing live specimens. $15 (regular, students and children)
Selvatura Park Restaurant
Restaurant El Jardín: rustic environment with beautiful views of the main garden. Breakfast and lunch served or simply relax and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Restaurant serves pizzas, pastas, other international food as well as typical Costa Rican dishes.
The Park is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Transport from town/hotel is included in most of the tour prices and depart approx. 8.00am, 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm. Exact pick-up times depend on location of hotel. Return transport every two hours (approx.).
Selvatura Prices: 15th Dec 2013 to 14th Dec 2014
|Canopy (ziplines) only:||$45 (adults)||$40 (students)||$30 (children)|
|Walkways (Hanging Bridges) - no guide||$30 (adults)
||$25 (students)||$20 (children)|
|Guided Natural History Walks (guided bridges):||$45 (adults)||$40 (students)||$30 (children)|
|Butterfly garden (guided)||$15 (adults)||$15 (students)||$15 (children)|
|Insect Exhibition:||$15 (adults)||$15 (students)||$15 (children)|
|Hummingbird Garden:||$5 (adults)||$5 (students)||$5 (children)|
|Reptiles and Amphibian Exhibition||$15 (adults)||$15 (students)||$15 (children)|
|Lunch:||$20 (adults)||$20 (students)||$20 (children)|
Combo Packages -from 15th Dec 2013 until 14th Dec 2014
|1. Extreme Adventure (Canopy and Walkways):||
|2. Marvels of the Cloud Forest (Canopy, Walkways, Hummingbird Garden, Butterfly Garden and Lunch):||
$113 (adults), $103 (students),
|3. Eco Adventure (Walkways, Hummingbird Garden, Butterfly Garden and Lunch):||
$68 (adults),$63 (students),
|4. Selvatura´s Fascinating Nature (Walkways, Hummingbird Garden, Insect Exhibition, Reptiles & Amphibian Exhibition and Lunch):||
$93 (adults),$88 (students),
Prices include taxes and transport
Children under 4 (no charge, except on canopy)
Children´s prices 4-11 years
Students are under 18 only
Costa Rican residents pay child price.