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Arenal Hanging Bridges

Address: Arenal Volcano National Park 4784-1000, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2290-0469
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Hanging Bridges Walking Tour in Arenal
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Type: Bridges, Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Experience the rainforest through an amazing hike and the incredible...
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Type: Bridges, Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Activities
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Even on a rainy day, the canopy kept the rain off us and we were able to enjoy it even more at the waterfall when the rain stopped. The bridges are not for those who are afraid of heights so keep that in mind. But a wonderful hike and beautiful scenery all through the hike.

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La Salle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very refreshing walk along streams and hillside. The trail is circular so you don't run into too many people ( only those that are walking too fast to notice things along the side of the trail like golden crickets , red dart frogs , toucans ). The bridges are breathtaking, especially the upper ones that have trees... More 

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this hike even though it poured the entire time we were there. The bridges were great and saw quite a bit of wildlife. The trail is great. I wouldn't say it was easy, but it wasn't overly difficult either. There are waffle shaped stepping stones, so we weren't walking in mud. Definitely couldn't wear flip flops though. Watch... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

It was a beautiful walk, however very expensive. We went on this 3.6 km hike with 2 kids 3 & 4. They did great! It wasn't a simple walk. It doable. The price was very high for a simple walk, however I'm sure there is lots to be maintained. The humidity is off the charts!! It was beautiful and sunny... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed our visit here, our guide knew his stuff, especially about the plant life. That ended up being important because the weather wasnt great, and a lot of the animals were staying out of sight! So he was still able to tell us about the natural beauty around us. In saying that, we saw Mutmuts, white fronted nun birds, eyelash... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

It rained the whole time so bring a good raincoat. It was so beautiful the rain didn't bother us at all

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Leave a half day for this one. We did this trip after zip-lining and hiking up Cerro Chato (on other days). The bridges walk can be done at a leisurely pace, so plenty of time for observing and photographing. The trails are clear and not muddy because of waffle-like, concrete forms laid down. Kids should be able to handle it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Need to be fit as very uneven and steep. Incredible hanging bridges - don't miss the path down to the waterfall

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Bentonville, AR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was a nice walk through the jungle. It isn't difficult but I would not take an elderly relative. We did not make a reservation so we were unable to get a guided tour. I think we would have seen animals with a tour guide. We didn't really see any on our own but we did enjoy the beautiful rivers,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We took a three, five and seven year old. Highly recommend it- hike isn't too bad- avoid the guides unless you want a lesson on flora. The hike takes 1.5 hours without a guide- 3 hours with a guide. Animals are sparse but bridges are awesome.

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