Costa Rica Sky Adventures-Sky Tram

Castillo, Costa Rica

Text©Beatrice Blake-New Key to Costa Rica

An aerial tram designed and built by the famous Austrian ski-lift company, Doppelmayr. The silent electric funiculars glide slowly over a kilometer-long route to a platform that is so close to Arenal Volcano you can hear the sound of ejected rocks as you watch them tumble down the mountain. At the platform, guides harness participants and give them instructions for the Arenal version of the SkyTrek zipline canopy tour. Participants can try two practice zips before embarking on cables that range from 100 feet to half a mile in length, at times as much as 650 feet in the air. As on the Monteverde SkyTrek, guides apply the brakes, so participants don’t have to worry about how to control their landings. Unlike the Monteverde version, there is no walking between cables. A photographer goes with each group (maximum 12 participants). Those that don’t want to zip can take a 30 to 45-minute guided hike near the platform. or visit the orchid and butterfly gardens near the entrance. Take a lightweight jacket—it can be chilly up there. The Skytram and Skytrek are in El Castillo, on the west side of the volcano. Recommended.
$66 adults, $52 students, $40 kids 8-13. Tram only: $55 adults, $44 students, $28 kids 6-10, under 5 free; tours at 7:30, 9, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 2 and 3 p.m. including transportation from your hotel

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Nearby Hotels & Lodges

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Arenal Nayara Hotel
Hotel Arenal Springs Resort
Mountain Paradise
Pura Vida Hotel y Restaurant
Arenal Backpackers Resort
Hotel La Amistad Arenal
Hotel Arenal Carmela
Hotel Arenal Rabfer
Hotel La Fortuna
Rancho Makena
Sunset Hotel

The nearest town is Castillo, 1.6 km away and Aeropuerto Arenal airport is 18.3 km.

Please note that distances for nearby hotels, attractions, activites & other points of interest are in a straight line. Distances by road may be significantly longer!

The exact gps map coordinates of Costa Rica Sky Adventures-Sky Tram are latitude 10.42495, longitude -84.73576. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)