"This location offers a
beautiful setting, excellent bird sightings and wildlife and is one of
the few protected Mahogany preserves left in Costa Rica." – Rick
Graham, Biologist of The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR
The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR at Mahogany Park is not only an amazing
adventure travel experience but it is one of the most popular ecological
tours in Costa Rica. Plus, with its close proximity to San Jose, Jaco Beach
and Puntarenas (the West Coast Cruise ship port), The ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR
at Mahogany Park is the perfect location for the traveler who wants to see
Located in a private reserve in a primary jungle of the tropical rainforest,
this tour is one of our longest, consisting of 11 platforms from which to "swing", "soar", "fly" and
descend and 9 horizontal traverses.
The tour starts on a hilltop where the first platform (or diving board as
we call it) is located. From here you will climb about 10 steps to the diving board. From there you slide to the second platform in a
giant Espavel tree which is down in a valley and so doesn’t look that
high until you look down! From here you will follow the stream and valley
and wind up back on the ground after an invigorating ride. Special to our
Mahogany Park location are wildlife sightings including white-faced capuchin
and howler monkeys and many varieties of birds!
Please note that the minimum age for this in our Costa Rican locations is 5 years
old. If you are visiting us from a cruise ship you will have to book at their shore excursions desk, and make sure you are booking The Original Canopy Tour. Note that on the cruise ships they will not book anyone under the age of 12 years. If you have small children and would like to take this tour, have the shore excursion manager contact us with the ages fo your children and to ask if we will take your family that day.
There is a weight restriction of about 265 pounds although the weight is more
a function of body shape than weight itself.
This tour lasts about 2 hours depending upon group size and needs. Tours begin at 8:00 am , 10:00 am , 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm , although we can accommodate other tour times as well. We can pick you up at hotels in San Jose , Jaco Beach or Puntarenas for a nominal fee. Our day tour includes lunch (or dinner, depending on the time) and normally leaves from San Jose hotels at about 8 am . Our drivers will gladly stop at interesting view points and souvenir shops on the way if you wish so . Please book this in advance. The day tour will normally return to San Jose around 3:30 or 4 pm.
Note: Just let us know if you would like to be accompanied by a bilingual tour guide who explains you about nature, animals and culture while during the bus ride. It would be our pleasure to send you a personalized quote. We always adapt to our customer’s wishes and needs!
If you are a cruise ship passenger and want to make a reservation for this
location please click here.
This tour is located about an hour and a half outside of San Jose towards the west coast port of Puntarenas. It is about 45 minutes from the port in Puntarenas and about 45 minutes from Jaco Beach. We are about an hour and a half from Quepos.
This spot is perfectly located on the way from San
Jose to (or to San Jose from) the beach areas of Jaco, Quepos/ Manuel Antonio
and even the beaches of Guanacaste. It will allow you the opportunity to
break up that long drive and take an exciting tour on the way to your final
Recommended attire: Long pants or shorts, T-shirts, hiking shoes or
sneakers and insect repellent. For more information see FAQs.