The Boquete Canopy Tour focuses on your safety. The guides make sure that the equipment fits you correctly and that you feel comfortable using it. Then you will receive clear instructions on the tour of the zip lines, how to position your body and brake with your hands, although they can also do it for you. The participants are invited to take the tour on their own or with a guide.
As you walk towards the first cable, a guide will show the local plants and animals in a quick journey through nature on the way to real action. Once you reach the platform, it hooks into the cable and the guide will give you a push when you feel ready. The first cables are the shortest, but they get progressively longer as the journey progresses, one even extends 500 meters! During the whole trip you will enjoy fantastic views of the forest canopy. As far as possible the guides will show you birds and other animals like the sloths.
Where is Boquete?
Boquete is a district located in the province of Chiriqui, very close to Costa Rica and west of Panama. It is known, in addition to its active tourism, to have a temperate climate with higher temperatures than the rest of the country, which many foreigners take advantage of to establish their residence. Its location in the central mountain range has given it a special climate and its capital, the city of Bajo Boquete is the destination of hundreds of visitors who seek good weather and adventure in equal parts.
The canopy or zip line is a very popular activity in the jungles of half the world that makes you feel like a Tarzan among the trees and both in Panama and Costa Rica there are enough places to practice it.
The Adventure allows the bravest to experience the heights of tropical forests while marveling at the landscape. This is one of the most famous activities in Boquete and throughout Panama!
The trees that support the cable system are tall, strong and resistant, allowing you to be between 30 and 60 meters above the ground in an adventure designed for adults and children.
Before starting the guide will give a talk on rules of safety and behavior that you must keep so that the experience can be fully exploited.
The equipment you will use and the steel cables have a capacity to withstand many times the weight of a person, whatever their size: 2,000 pounds (909kg) harness and 10,000 pounds (4500kg) the cable. However, there are restrictions on the maximum weight of the participants: 170 pounds (77kg) for women and 250 pounds (114kg) for men.
You can use the cameras and video cameras during the stops you will make on the platforms or with the help of our guides.