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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited early on a Monday morning at the end of July, which is the rainy season in CR. And boy, did it rain. Plus point: fewer people, which is good given the relatively narrow one-way trail that stretched 3.5km / 2 miles up and down. Minus point: walking in soggy clothes and shoes isn't much fun, and the views... More

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south Louisiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We visited the hanging bridges in July. It is the rainy season and the rainforest so naturally you can expect rain. We arrived around ten o'clock in the morning as it was a two and a half hour drive from Atenas where we were staying. It had already rained that morning so we wore ponchos for the water falling from... More

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this trail the most when it was empty of people, and we could listen for the animals. At first we saw monkeys and peccaries and some birds. When we met up with tour groups or active (read: noisy, running children) families, we didn't see the wildlife. Unfortunately, we hadn't paid attention to the weather, and thunderstorms rolled in.... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

During our road trip in Costa Rica, we had a tour organized by our hotel. We spend 3 hours there... It was fun but we didn't see a lot of animals. Maybe it was due to our guide? A good tips: never rely on tour organised by hotel, do it yourself! You will compare and get a better guide! Overall,... More

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Dusseldorf
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We loved the 2 hour hike. Our 2 kids (6&8) enjoyed the adventure of crossing the impressive bridges and their views. In the rainforest... It rains, so we got totally soaked but loved it. Would recommend taking a guided tour as we felt we missed to see a lot by going on our own.

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connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Hanging Bridge Tour by Jacamar Tours was excellent. We were picked up from our hotel and transported to Arenal. Our guide was Jose, he was a wealth of information. It was pouring for most of our trip, but it was wonderful anyway. Jose was able to show us a monkey, poisonous frogs, beautiful birds, and even some waterfalls. Great day... More

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Buffalo, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This was our favorite stop in La Fortuna. We didn't pay for our own tour guide, but we saw some animals when other groups stopped to view. We saw howler monkeys, a blue jeans frog, a parrot, toucans, turkeys, butterflies,etc. The bridges were fabulous, and gave us great views of a waterfalls and the rain forest below. We wore waterproof... More

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Cleveland, Georgia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We had a good time hiking the rainforest and getting a birds eye view. We were disappointed that we didn't see more wildlife, but no one can control mother nature. The hike seemed longer than what we were told. It is a self-guided hike, but once your in, there is no turning back. I would think it could be a... More

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Athens, Tx
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We immensely enjoyed the hanging bridges and trails at this park. The dense rainforest was lush and the waterfall was also beautiful. We were there in July during the rainy season so we did get rain but we were prepared for it and it just added to the experience! We saw birds, morphos, and one monkey. Not crowded while we... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great way to spend a few hours. I didn't find that the hike was to strenuous. There are a few swinging bridges that might give people trouble but I didn't find them to be too difficult. The wildlife & flowers are abundant so you should see many things on your stroll. This is a self guided tour so you can... More

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