Have you ever wondered what it’s like to zipline for nearly 1 mile? Well I can tell you what it’s like because I recently went on the Diamante zip line which is the longest ocean view zip line in Costa Rica!
I remember the moment I stepped onto the platform, all decked out in my zipline gear with my camera strapped to my helmet. I could hardly contain myself, I was excited but nervous at the same time. It looked so high from up there!
But as soon as my guide pushed me off, for that entire minute or so, I had no thoughts in my head, no worries, no cares.
All I could focus on was how incredible this feeling was as I zipped down towards the ocean. When we arrived at the end platform, I was breathless. I was so in awe of the views I held in my breath the whole time! I had to wipe the tears out of my eyes as they started watering from not blinking at all.
And that is what is it’s like to go on the longest ocean view zip line in Costa Rica. Want to experience it for yourself? Then head over to the Diamante Eco Adventure Park for a full day of excitement, adrenaline and fun on the Guanacaste coast.
Diamante Eco Adventure Park Activities
Diamante is a relatively new park, opening in 2017 with a bang. Right away they quickly became one of the top things to do in Costa Rica, attracting visitors who want to experience adventure and see nature all in one day.
The Diamante Park has the following activities:
- Canopy tour
- Animal sanctuary
- Butterfly Observatory
- Botanical Garden
- ATV trails
- Horseback riding trails
- Beach section
Since there are a variety of things to do, this is a wonderful all day activity for travelers of all ages. For those looking to get the best of the park, the Adventure Pass is what you want. It includes the Diamante zip line, animal sanctuary, botanical garden, buffet lunch and ocean activities. Below you can read our Diamante Eco Adventure Park review.
Diamante Park Costa Rica Location
Diamante is right next to the Riu Guanacaste Hotel, making it one of the best day trips from the Riu and one of the best day trips from Playas del Coco and Gulf of Papagayo beaches. It’s only about a 30 minutes drive so this is the best canopy tour if you want to go ziplining in Playas del Coco.
Diamante Zip line
This is how the Adventure Pass works. First, you’ll go the canopy tour which has five cables. The first is the “bunny slope” cable and then, you’ll get in a truck to go up the mountain to the Diamante superman zip line. After that, you’ll zip back to the main office where you’ll then zipline down into the animal sanctuary.
Watch our 360 video of the superman zipline! (Use your cursor to move the video around to see the 360).
Diamante Animal Sanctuary
The Diamante Park animal sanctuary is the largest in the country and you can see animals such as sloths, caimans, crocodiles, iguanas, toucans, jagauars and monkeys. They received all the animals from the MINAE in partnership with the La Paz waterfall gardens.
Some animals were born in captivity, some were rescued and unfortunately can’t be released back to the wild, some are on loan from South America (the marmoset monkeys).
Of all the animals they have, the main attraction is Lucy the sloth. They have daily feedings so you can see the sloths in (slow) action. You can also see 4 different types of toucans, jaguars and 3 different monkeys found in Costa Rica.
Walking into the butterfly garden felt just like you were walking through the rain forest. Blue morphos, owl butterflies and all sorts of butterflies fly around you as you walk through the observatory. You can see them feeding on the fruit and flitting about, their vibrant colors flashing in the light.
They also have a section where they show the stages of metamorphosis from a caterpillar to a butterfly. If you’re lucky, you may be able to get a glimpse of a freshly born butterfly!
Next to the butterfly observatory is their reptile section. You can see various frogs and toads and we even got to see them feeding a toad (gross but cool). Outside is the snake exhibit where you can see the various snakes that live in the country.
The adventure pass also includes the use of their ocean toys by their beach. They have hammocks, SUP boards and paddles, kayaks and snorkel equipment so when you feel like you’re ready to take a nap on the beach or for some fun in the water, head down to the beach!
Their staff will help you with the kayaks and SUP boards and take you out to paddle around and snorkel.
We walked through the botanical garden to go back up to the main office. Although they are just starting their garden out, they have a wide variety of plants, flowers and trees.
You can see fruit trees like cas, mango and papaya, coffee plants and many others. I know in just 6 months or a year, it’ll be flourishing.
Diamante Park Map
Here is a map of the park. They designed the park so everything fits smoothly. Zipine into the animal sanctuary, walk down to the beach and go back to the welcome center via the botanical garden.
There also have shuttles that take you from the main office to the animal sanctuary, beach and parking lot in case it’s raining or you don’t want to walk. There is plenty of staff everywhere that can call a shuttle for you.
We did the Diamante Park’s Adventure Pass which you can watch in our video below!
Save on Your Diamante Adventure!
We are so excited to share that we have a 10% discount for Diamante Eco Adventure Park! All Mytanfeet readers can save 10% on ANY activity or pass offered from the park. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Guanacaste and something that is much needed in the area. You don’t have to drive very far from Coco or Tamarindo to experience an amazing zipline tour or to see sloths!
These are the activities and passes they offer:
- Adventure pass (zipline, animal sanctuary, botanical garden, buffet lunch & water activities): $118 per adult, $95 per child.
- Aerial pass (zipline): $78 per adult, $63 per child
- Discovery pass (animal sanctuary) self guided tour: $42 per adult, $34 per child.
- 1 hour horseback riding tour: $52
- 1 hour ATV tour: Single $68, Double $78. Must be at least 16 years old.
Children is ages 5-10, 11 and up are adults.
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