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Santa Elena Skywalk

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Bridges
Owner description: Half way between the town of Santa Elena and the Santa Elena Preserve the Sky Walk is located: This complex use trails, suspension bridges for a more... more » Owner description: Half way between the town of Santa Elena and the Santa Elena Preserve the Sky Walk is located: This complex use trails, suspension bridges for a more tranquil introduction to the ecology and natives of the forest canopy, constructed within the cloud forest. It allows a vision of the forest from a different perspective which starts with a walk on the ground taking you up to explore the treetops, a hardly discovered habitat, called the “canopy” with a naturalist guide. Also discover the night wildlife at our Sky Walk Night Tour. « less
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Central Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We did the Sky Tram & Sky Walk AKA Hanging bridges in the afternoon and probably would have seen more animals in the early AM. We had a private guide which was great and showed us different things. It give a different view of the forest from different angles. Recommended.

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Salisbury
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

............ but saw very few birds, so disappointing overall. A number of long steel bridge structures over gorges through verdant forest.

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Sheffield
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107 reviews 107 reviews
53 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We approached the Skywalk suspension bridges with some trepidation as neither of us is good at heights. However, so long as we didn't look down directly over the edge, we were OK. The bridges did sway when everyone started walking, forcing us to grab the side rails and it was important to keep a tight hold of your belongings as... More

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ks
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172 reviews 172 reviews
55 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The Santa Elena Skywalk is the place to go in Costa Rica for a truly beautiful and quiet walk in a cloud forest that includes hanging bridges. The guide was excellent. The zip line in the cloud forest is also one of the best in all of Costa Rica. The staff was highly professional and so helpful. The ride was... More

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Chicago
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

These hanging bridges are excellent. The views from the bridges are breathtaking. I would recommend going early in the day to avoid some of the crowds. I went without a guided tour and was grateful for that - while a guided tour may have been more insightful about some of the wildlife, being without a group made for better views.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Had a wonderful guided walk along the skywalks. The highest being 70feet up and within touching distance of some tree trunks and treetops. The whole walk was beautiful and brought to life by our guide, Mainor (?sp).

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This is a delightful place to enjoy the upper reaches of the rain forest. The bridges are long and do sway which makes it a challenge for some. The walk did not find much in bird viewing mainly due to the time of day. This is best done early in the day.

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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We didn't do the hanging bridges with one of the guides from the Sky Adventures, we just did it with the tour guide we were with the whole day. We may have missed out on some nature information by not doing it with one of their own guides but we went to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve after so we... More

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Portland, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The SkyWalk is in a nice section of the cloud forest, and the bridges offer a great view of the canopy, though they do sway worryingly. It is not a long walk, however, and the $19 fee (and that was with the student discount!) is unbelievable. I would definitely not recommend this, unless you are doing the zip-lining with the... More

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The skywalk was just like any old hike through the cloud forest reserve except for the 5 suspension bridges despite the fact that they advertise 8... No one actually knows where said other bridges are. It was cool, but when you consider that it is around 25 per person plus taxi, you might as well go to the reserve and... More

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