A plan would've ruined this
There are plenty of opportunities to try canopy tours in Costa Rica, but I have to highly recommend Extremo in Monteverde. The best strategy we unexpectedly took on this venture was going in blind. We took recommendations for the best town and tour guides and otherwise had no idea what we were getting into. Besides the course being affordable and breathtakingly scenic, the variety of stunts were outright scary. Having taken an uneventful, tree-to-tree canopy tour before, the thrill of this experience blew me away--mostly because I didn't look through the pamphlet. Our guides were hilarious, each leg of the course was more adventurous, and we didn't have enough preparation to be scared. Not knowing what a "Superman" or "Tarzan swing" were gave us an advantage and is probably why we led the pack fearlessly. The bonus is bonding with your group who you'll inevitably see again if your stops are all major tourist destinations. We were tickled running into grown men who we'd seen so scared the guides had to push them off platforms. AND, Extremo just added bungee jumping to their offerings. Check out the YouTube videos, the view is indescribable.
By Ashley Day
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Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
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