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“Amazing views of cloud forest but don't expect to see any wildlife as too noisy due to zip lining nearby.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Elena Skywalk

Santa Elena Skywalk
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
+50626455238
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Bridges
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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.
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“Amazing views of cloud forest but don't expect to see any wildlife as too noisy due to zip lining nearby.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

Guide knowledgeable but we saw only one caterpillar and a wild turkey. We heard the best possibility for viewing wildlife would be early morning. We weren't advised this on booking. However cloud forest truly wonderful.

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CRSkyAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Santa Elena Skywalk, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Hi, thanks for visiting us, unfortunately sometimes in nature is unpredictable, but if we will take into account the put it option during the purchase of tour.
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“A Walk in the Clouds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A treetop view of the area with a looping walk that allowed for glorious views and without the rush or need to move on. If zip lines aren't your preference, you can walk along the bridges and still feel the excitement of being up there.

Visited January 2013
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CRSkyAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Santa Elena Skywalk, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thanks for your comment, see you next time!
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We had a great time doing the sky tram and then the zip line. The guides were excellent and very professional. The views from the top are outstanding - but beware that it can be cold and windy at the top, so bring a jacket. The zip line was really excellent, but high and very long. It's really fun, but not for the faint of heart. Overall a great time.

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CRSkyAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Santa Elena Skywalk, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thanks for visiting us, and for your comment, we're glad you enjoyed!
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Mineral, Washington, United States
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

The Sky walk was fun because it was so different as far as the surrounding flora and fauna. I am not as big on heights as i used to be but 2 bridges into the hike and i was quickly over them due to the pure beauty that surrounded me. You are literally at eye level with the canopy of the forest. One thing i noticed was that the fruit on some of the trees haden't quite ripened so i can imagine how many different species of birds and other critters would have been present if they were ripe. We did get to see several bird species and lots and lots of pretty flowers and unique trees. We did not take a tour guide and still enjoyed the experience very much. I would highly recommend it.

Visited December 2012
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CRSkyAdventures, Public Relations Manager at Santa Elena Skywalk, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Thanks for your recommendation, Monteverde is a wonderful place and Sky Walk allow us to meet and learn from the forest.
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“beautiful, phenomenal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. We were very fortunate to contact our guide before we left the U.S. He helped us plan every part of our trip and he guided us the entire time. It was great to see animals, and learn so much about them. I know we were able to see things others without him guiding did not see. He is not only an expert in plants, the environment, safety and animals, but also every species of birds. We had a wonderful time and would recommend him for a guide wholeheartedly. He took us to many places not even on this list for night hikes and experiences others do not have access to. Andy at Forest Alive, contact him before you come to Monteverde to line things up. We were so glad we did and we want to really support his great work!

Visited June 2012
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