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Address: Road to the Barva Volcano, 2 miles from San Jose de la Montana | Heredia, Costa Rica, Barva 40206, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-2266-0782
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Canopy Adventure "Barva Volcano" is located only 35 min. from...

Canopy Adventure "Barva Volcano" is located only 35 min. from the international airport and 40 min. from San Jose; on the province of Heredia at the foothills of the Barva Volcano. It was established in 1998 by a Forest Engineer on a private reserve of over 400 acres. Placed in the middle of a Cloud Forest, at about 7,000 ft above sea level, there are a total of 13 platforms and 8 cables crisscrossing a river while traveling on a protected biological corridor. Starting with easy cables and leaving the best for the end, a 600 ft. run over an amazing waterfall. Although the cables are unforgettable, the adventure is also about the forest, the guides love to share their knowledge of this unique environment with you on a nature walk that is worth the day trip by itself. Suitable for all ages, the youngest adventurer to do this ride was no more than 2 years old and the oldest one yet, 88 springs. Come fly through the cloud forest on this unforgettable adventure right in the Central Valley!!!!

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Forest + Guides + Rain = Unforgettable

The tour guides are great: personable, hilarious, and they obviously know what they are doing -- and, of course, the cloud forest is beautiful. In total, there are 8 zip lines... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Naomi Q
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The tour guides are great: personable, hilarious, and they obviously know what they are doing -- and, of course, the cloud forest is beautiful. In total, there are 8 zip lines that progressively get faster and longer. Safety is very important, and they give clear lessons related to good form and what to do and not to do. I was... More 

2 Thank Naomi Q
Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The tour leader and staff were excellent. They helped put a fast beating heart at ease! Beautiful canopy! Also, loved how the four legged friends came along on the trail! Highly recommend esp to a first time zip liner!

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The canopy is gorgeous. The zipline is a lot of fun but very easy. This is not a 'thrill adventure' at all (Sky Trek Arenal is much more of a thrill for example). But, it is a lovely opportunity to see the forrest and learn about it and go on a canopy tour. They obviously love the forest and Costa... More 

2 Thank ddp0212
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Knowledgable guides, beautiful experience in the cloud forest. Loved the experience. Advice: remember to open your eyes and enjoy the scenery.

Thank ACprojects
Heredia, Costa Rica
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It is an amazing place, lots of flora and fauna (cloud forest). You can mountain bike and hike or if you want you just can go through 8 different canopy lines with different speed levels. The guides are very nice, knowledgeable and funny. Canopy is for any age (above 4 years old). It is close to the city. It is... More 

2 Thank WatsonDan
Boston, Massachusetts
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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went to Canopy Adventure Barva Volcano while staying at Pure Vida Spa & Resort. The resort made it easy to sign-up & provided transportation. After gearing up, our group of 8 trekked it up into the forest and talked a bit about our surroundings, got a safety lesson, enjoyed watching Arturo's pups follow him around the farm, and then... More 

1 Thank April H
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Excellent and knowledgeable staff. We had 4 kids in our group of 8. 2 kids were under 5 years of age and the guides were very helpful even did 3 of the lines with the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We really enjoyed this canopy tour! We had great guides (Rio and Geoffrey - request them!) who were very approachable, knowledgeable and funny :) The cloud forest was great and you can go for walks and mountain bike as well. I can't wait to go again!

Thank AWally84
Port of Spain, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The place is amazing, the people are are great and amazing themselves!! They speak fluent english and they make sure you are comfortable in every way. They are animal lovers and you will no doubt enjoy every minute of the zip lining. The views and the tour will speak for its own. I encourage everyone to go to them. Im... More 

Thank Phoenix P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

There were 8 of us and every one of us loved the tour and zipline. The staff were so happy to work with us and they were genuinely fun to have as guides. I loved that there was a mini history lesson about the area and what goals they had for the property (reforestation). It's cool that the guides knew... More 

Thank Sandra E

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