Where is Upventures located?
Upventures is based near Jacó Beach and we have tree climbing locations throughout the central Pacific coast area of Costa Rica.
Do I have to be extremely athletic to go on a tree climbing tour with Upventures?
We recommend that you have a moderate level of fitness to make the most of your Upventures tree climbing experience (if you're able to walk up a flight or two of stairs pretty easily you should have no problems!). Our more athletic friends can make it a true physical challenge by trying out more advanced ascent techniques or by reaching greater heights. Regardless of your fitness level, we can work with a variety of methods and equipment to ensure you enjoy your Costa Rica tree climbing tour!
Do you have any age requirements for tree climbing?
We have invited clients of all ages to participate in tree climbing, ranging from 6 years old to 60+ years old. (And regardless of age, everyone agrees that it's an exhilarating experience!)
Is Upventures tree climbing environmentally friendly? (Does it hurt the trees?)
Upventures tree climbing expeditions are 100% environmentally friendly. We're here to help people enjoy Costa Rican nature and further their love of trees, so we wouldn't dream of doing anything that might damage them! Our tree climbing methods are non-invasive.
Do I need any special clothing or gear?
We recommend that you wear comfortable pants and sturdy hiking shoes or boots, plus bring water to drink. Other than that, we provide all the gear you'll need for your tree climbing adventure!
What is "tree camping"?
Tree camping is a little known hobby that allows you to comfortably sleep in a portaledge or hammock-like "tent" while suspended up in a tree. Tree climbing is part of our tree camping expeditions, too, since you'll learn how to ascend into the tree in order to make it to your overnight accommodations. Tree camping is a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience for just about anyone and is probably one of the most unique tours in Costa Rica. During this tour you have the chance to form a special bond with the tree and to grow a greater love and appreciation for nature. You will be transported far away from the rush and noise of everyday life during this special experience. We think everyone ought to try tree camping at least once in their lifetime - it's a rare opportunity and a whole lot of fun for the adventurous at heart!
Is Upventures tree climbing safe?
You can rest assured that you will be completely safe during your Upventures tree climbing tour. We have the most modern and safest gear, specially designed for tree climbing (ropes, ascending and descending devices, pulleys, anchoring systems, helmets, etc.), which is thoroughly inspected before every climb. Your guide, Jorge, will be with you at all times, and is recognized by the International Society of Arboriculture as a Certified Arborist® and Tree Worker Climber Specialist® in addition to being ranked one of the top tree climbers in the world.