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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Its amazing, you walk over the jungle and trees. You can see how the jungle looks like from the upper levels. Lots of fun for you and famielies.

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hants UK
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We were in a group of 12 and certainly benefitted from having a guide. Not only did he point out things we might have missed but he was also able to tell as about the park and the wider area. We spent around 3 hours there and despite it being a wet day, everyone enjoyed the visit. I agree with... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the hanging bridges on a lovely sunny day, and it is a great place to see the rain forest up close. The views are spectacular, the forest noises are fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Underfoot is concrete blocks which are great to walk on in running shoes, dont go in flip flops. Go the full trail as... More

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Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 (3 daughters 11 - 15) enjoyed the hike. It was a fun to do the entire hike and use the map to figure out when the next hanging bridge was coming up. Beautiful scenery with great views. Fun time.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The hike is a lot of fun. Take it slow and enjoy the abundant nature all around you - birds, trees, plants, wildlife... The bridges offer nice views that the ground does not. If you have a fear of heights, just look straight - all you'll see are the treetops and the distance. It's pretty breathtaking. It's a pretty easy... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was absolutely amazing! The bridges are amazing! There is a nice waterfall as well. Now I agree that the concrete blocks are uneven so just pay attention when walking. The views are really amazing and you feel like you are transported to another world. Take the time to enjoy it all the bridges and the animals. The bridges are... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There are two major issues, the lack of infrastructure and poor management. 1. It is not possible to enjoy the walk due to uneven and absolutely horrendous path. They installed concrete blocks all along the path just so the visitors can break their ankles or hurt themselves! - the holes in the blocks have not been filled or re-filled but... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We did not use a guide and wish we had as we had a hard time spotting wildlife despite really taking our time and trying. It is about a 3K loop with some elevation, so leave plenty of time if you really want to explore vs just walking through. The price was right and kids were free!

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New York City, New York
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our guide Walter Hamm Davies took us here. He is a botanist, biologist, anthropologist. He has been working in the area for decades and knows it inside out. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He brought all the equipment to spot the fauna and we saw all kind of creatures - frogs, snakes, birds, squirrels, agoutis etc. The hike was... More

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New Hampshire
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The hanging bridges were the perfect experience to view the rain forrest and wildlife in a comfortable setting and pace. The tour guide was knowledgable and helpful with questions.

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