Canopy Zipline in Costa Rica

Canopy Zipline Costa RIca

We couldn’t Leave Costa Rica without a rainforest zipline experience!  The kids are so small though, that most of the companies couldn’t accommodate us.  Fortunately we found one near Dominical that had a lower age limit of 4 so we were in luck.  This operation was very child friendly and our guide spent a lot of time telling the girls all about the wonders of the forest with humor and patience.

We started with a quick walk through the Butterfly Garden and a chance to see some banana trees up close.

Kids in Costa RIca

Then, we suited up…very exciting!

Family Canopy Tour Costa Rica

Next came a nature walk from the lodge to the platform area.  This was the most educational part.  Our guide showed us the cacao fruit and explained how it was turned into chocolate.  He picked up a tiny lizard and showed us how it played dead when threatened.  He then fastened it to Jason’s ear (that was a big hit!) and finally the traumatized little guy was left to scurry home.  Next, he told us all about the leaf cutter ants.  He showed us their nests, described their behavior, showed how it’s jaws were powerful enough to snip a thick leaf stalk, and demonstrated how the native people used the ants as stitches for closing up wounds.  Fascinating!  Then, he ate one and let us know that they tasted kind of like carrots 🙂

Dominical Costa Rica Family Trip

Once we got up to the platform and prepared to jump I couldn’t believe how brave Skye and Claire both were, jumping into the air without hesitation.  It was tough to stifle my mama bear protective instincts and let them do it…they looked so tiny hanging there!

Costa Rica with KidsFamily Canopy Tour Costa Rica 2

It was a really fun and memorable day for all of us and I’m so glad we found a way to do it. 🙂

Family Trip to Costa Rica

  • Erica - I was never a fan of ziplining but I’d give this a try! How adorable are those little girls! So brave.


  • Conor - Eurgghhh….I’d say the kids loved the creepy crawlies!
    Looks like a super family day out though, Costa Rica looks fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Stacey Valle - I’m glad that you found child-friendly zipline! They seem to accommodate with you and your family extremely well. I would love to come here if I was a child. It would be fascinating to learn about the animals and that cacao fruit!

    Beautiful photos, by the way! I really love it!ReplyCancel

  • lucy - aww that must be so amazing!
    you have courageous kids 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Christa - You guys are so brave! I had the opportunity to zipline in Peru but chickened out when I got to the platform. I just couldn’t do it!ReplyCancel

  • Tim Kroeger - Ziplining is such a fun activity and Costa Rica one of the best places to do it. The canopy tour in Monteverde is still on my bucket list. I think I gonna do that next year 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - Wondering by chance if you remember the name of the place to do the zip line. My 8 year old and husband are doing the one in Arenal, but I would love to do this with my 4year old. If you recall the name and could let me know, I’d really appreciate it. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

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