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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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Samara
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The tour was great! We got to see lots of animals and even saw a sloth! The view from the bridges is amazing! You really get up close to the plants, trees and vegetation. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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New York City, New York
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The suspence hanging bridges are a great walk/hike thro the rainforest- bring a poncho because it can start to rain at anytime. The bridges are on high suspences and you can hire a local to take pics and see animals along the way!

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Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

This tour was quite expensive, as we did it as a private tour booked through our resort ($95/person) but both my husband and I found it to be easily worth it. Our guide (Andres from Nayara Springs) was exceptionally knowledgable and passionate about sharing all of his information with us. He (and his helper) also brought along a telescope which... More

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Victor was our guide for this fantastic trip through the rain forest. It was a misty at times, rainy at times, sunny and muggy at times 2 mile hike through the rain forest, that we really enjoyed for the most part. In our opinion, our group size was too large to completely hear what Victor was saying, so that brought... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Suspended bridges ranged from long bridges stretched more than 100m in air with great view to one that is about 7 meters and was more of a culvert. Entire walking tour was about 2 miles and wasn't difficult. Great view of Arenal Volcano from main patio for photos. Worth a visit if you have a couple hours to kill.

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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
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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