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Arenal Hanging Bridges

Arenal Volcano National Park 4784-1000, Costa Rica
506 2290-0469
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Type: Bridges, Trails
Owner description: Experience the rainforest through an amazing hike and the incredible hanging bridges close to the arenal volcano, offering bird watching and natural... more » Owner description: Experience the rainforest through an amazing hike and the incredible hanging bridges close to the arenal volcano, offering bird watching and natural history tours. « less
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

While I admit to being somewhat nervous on the long bridges, it was a very cool experience to view the rainforest canopy up close. The hike is about a 2 mile circle and not too strenuous. The hike down to the waterfall a little bit more so, but worth it. We didn't see a lot of wildlife, but I enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first experience after arriving at Tabacon. Bridges were fun (for me, not necessarily my wife) and great views. Trails well maintained and safe. Only wildlife were turkey vultures, but would not expect exotic birds next to trails.

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited the hanging bridges on a day where it was raining one minute and sunny the next, followed by more rain (late August). It was a great way to still do something despite the rain. There was no mud to trek through since the path was all textured cement bricks. Also, since it was rainy, we only passed 2... More

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Santa Barbara
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We were back and forth about whether to do Arenal Hanging Bridges or the SkyWalk. We decided to go with this because I had heard the chances of seeing wildlife were better. I'm not sure if that's true, but we definitely saw a lot of wildlife on our walk. We were thinking about going with a guide, but missed the... More

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Vermont
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67 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went early on a cloudy/rainy weekday morning in July. We were very surprised to find three tour buses already parked there. Maybe going later in the day is better but the crowded experience really lessened our enjoyment. The trails & bridges make it very difficult to pass groups and the we had to wait in line at most of... More

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great experience - knowledgeable and friendly staff - AND we saw a TON of wildlife (tucan, parrot, monkeys, poison dart frogs, lizards, snakes!). Highly recommend!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great walk and bridges. I would recommended going early in the morning while the animal are active and the crowds are low for the best experience.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The 2-mile hike through the hanging bridges was great! We saw quite a lot of wildlife: frogs, snakes, birds, spiders, and an agouti. The waterfall was quite nice too. However, we came away with the feeling that we missed quite a lot, since we didn't have a guide with us. Make sure you call ahead / make reservations! The lunch... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a great hike! Unfortunately, animals are not guaranteed, but we did get to see some tarantulas, monkeys, and toucans. Beautiful views from the hanging bridges! Don't forget to bring a poncho or rain coat and good hiking shoes. The trails, although not difficult, are not the easiest to walk on. I wore running shoes, but I wish I... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a wonderful and amazing experience- Tons of animals!! I highly recommend doing a guided tour and not self guided. You will miss out on hearing about the flora and fauna and having an expert point out animals that are hiding and harder to spot. It is well worth the little bit extra in cost. It is a cleared... More

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