In the Pacific Park Rainforest, massive tropical trees create a dense canopy that shades the forest floor, weaving a web of sun and shadow that crisscrosses the trail. Visit an Herbarium, which boasts a complete set of medicinal and aromatic plants. Colorful tropical fauna are part of the Heliconias Gallery, while the Snake Exhibit allows visitors to observe Costa Rica’s native snakes in a natural setting. The Pacific Park Rainforest Visitor Information Centre also offers educational information and lectures on various topics, including the environment, conservation efforts, and new discoveries.
The Aerial Tram Ride: Explore different levels of the rainforest from the comfort of a gondola. You'll even explore the treetops (or canopy)considered the most difficult level to access and, until now, the least understood part of the forest.
- Roundtrip transfer, beginning from your San Jose hotel (optional transfer upgrade)
- Entrance to the Pacific rainforest park
- Multi-media presentation
- Expert guide
- Guided walking tour
- Guided tour of the New Heliconias Gallery
- Entrance to the Medical Garden
- Entrance to the Snake Exhibit
- Flight on an Aerial Tram gondola
- Breakfast or lunch (optional transfer upgrade)
Approx. 3 hours, not including drive time
Hours of operation:
Mon.: 9 AM4 PM
Tues.Sun.: 6:30 AM4 PM
Departure time and location:
Times vary seasonally, from the lobby of your San Jose hotel (optional transfer upgrade)
Return time and location:
Approx. 5 hours after departure, to your San Jose hotel (optional transfer upgrade)
The Rain Forest Aerial Tram offers easy accessibility for seniors, children, and people with disabilities, though some trails run through rough terrain. Assistance is available for entering and exiting the tram cars. A trained nature guide accompanies visitors on each gondola, which means there is assistance at all times, as well as interpretive narration for people with visual impairments. Most facilities throughout the park are accessible to those using mobility aids, including the Visitor's Center, the Rain Forest Cafe, the gift shop, and the washrooms, which have large stalls equipped with grab bars.
The Pacific Park Rainforest is located just outside the beach town of Jacóon the Central Pacific Coastjust a few minutes from Carara Natinal Park and only 2 hours driving time from San Jose. There are signs along the entire route, and the main billboard is located 2.5 miles (4 km.) before the entrance. At the first entrance to Jacó, where the El Faro Restaurant is, continue three blocks along the main highway until you see a sign for the park on the left-hand side. From there it’s just 1.2 miles (3 km.) north, along the road known as Piedra Bruja.
Reservation confirmation is required. Please contact Rain Forest Aerial Trams in advance of the date you wish to participate. A minimum group size of 6 is required for the tour to run; if the group size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded. Rain Forest Aerial Tram is a smoke-free facility; smoking is not allowed anywhere on the premises. The trams travel from the ground to a height of 95 feet (30 meters), with each gondola capable of carrying five guests and a guide or three guests, one wheelchair guest, and a guide (seats are removed in order to accommodate the wheelchair user). The maximum capacity per gondola is 1,120 pounds (510 kilos). The treetop tour is narrated in Spanish or English. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, shorts or light pants, a hat or cap, and raingear. Bring camera and film, insect repellent, binoculars, and cash for incidentals. Note: The Pacific Park Rainforest is a 2-hour drive from San Jose. All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.
|After booking your activities or services—3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; for each activity, you must redeem one voucher per person.
How to redeem your voucher(s):
As the Atlantic Park rainforest restricts the number of visitors to the park on an hourly basis, advance reservations are required. Please contact Rain Forest Aerial Trams at least 48 hours prior to your desired date and time; the customer service number and e-mail address will be listed on your voucher. On the date of your tour, please be ready in your hotel lobby at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Upon pick-up, you will be required to present your voucher(s) and valid photo identification. If you are not on the hotel pick-up list, you must make your own way to the park. Please call to make advanced reservations; you will want to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled admission time. Please ask Rain Forest Aerial Trams for specific directions when confirming your reservation. A minimum group size of 6 is required for the tour to run; if the group size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded.
|Terms and conditions|
|All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.|
Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.