Santa Elena Skywalk
Santa Elena Skywalk
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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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catsailor2014
Truro, UK161 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A walk through the tree tops over several bridges. We had to ask to do all 11 bridges as the guide only took us along 9 of them so the others were self guided. Very easy to do if you want but the guide does point out some flora & forna that you might miss.
Written February 3, 2024
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Cory B
Puno, Peru7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It was lovely, and the park has multiple activities, adventure activities like ziplines, a nature walk through the skybridges, a reptile and bird house. Our guide was nice, although maybe a little "going through the motions." I understand you can't always guarantee what wildlife will be visible, so most of our guides fall back on little facts about the plants, or overhyping a bird or a caterpillar as a major find. The walk was nice through some beautiful old forest, and bridges gave big sweeping views. Would definitely recommend. Definitely drive to their parking lot if you have a car, the shuttle was infrequent and tedious through every hotel stop.
Written July 29, 2021
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Virginie P
Ramsgate, UK156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We did the Bridges Walk with Joshua and we had a fantastic time. Joshua was very friendly and he knew a lot about all the animals we saw during the walk. It was very nice to walk on the hanged bridges or in the Cloud forest and be able to spot some sloughs as well as a variety of monkeys. birds or other animals. We had some food at the café/restaurant before the walk and it was nice to eat while looking at people doing the zipliner.
Written April 27, 2024
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Benoit G
Dieulefit, France112 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Do not except to see any animals walking on the bridges. It is a nice experience to walk over the forest but visitors are so noisy that all the birds are away. Large groups come here to spend some hours and discuss while walking. They don't care about the other visitors. Uneducated guides are more focussed on their business (making money) rather than on the environment and they do not notify the visitors to keep quiet and respect those whom paid their entrance ticket to watch the wildlife.

It is a tourist trap !
Written March 29, 2006
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OnAir33166
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Too chicken to do the zipline, we opted for the hanging bridges. They were super fun. We'd gone on a few near-deserted trails in the cloud forest area prior to our visit to SkyWalk, and had actually seen no wildlife at all up until that point. While walking the bridges (there were two of us), we came in contact with other tourists only twice. Once was with another couple who passed us, and then with a tour group. The tour had a camera with an enormous zoom lense propped in the middle of the bridge aimed at the trees ahead. The group was hushed and staring at what would be our first cloud forest wildlife sighting: a group of howler monkeys. The largest of the monkeys bellowed and the tour guide howled back a convincing mimic, revealing how he'd found the elusive animals in the first place. After the tour group had gone, my boyfriend tried his hand at howler monkey conversation. The obviously irritated alpha male never failed to howl back, so we followed the noises onto a service trail until we were within a few feet of him. The growing ferocity in his roars and the ever-closer rustling in trees above our heads told us it was time to run away, and that we did. Messing with the monkeys was some of the most fun we'd had all trip.

Monkeys aside, the views from the bridges are BREATHTAKING. The treetops bear evidence about just how huge the plantlife can get in that forest, and standing above them is a great way to take it all in. At the end of the trail are hummingbird feeders, where you can sit amongst them and the bees zooming back and forth. It was a really fun experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
Written June 7, 2006
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EasyHiker
Austin, TX40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Friends
First I want to say that I am not an engineer and I do not know whether these bridges and cables are well built. However, they look convincingly solid. This company has an advantage over their competitors, Selventura in that they are located higher on the mountain and have more options. I had no reluctance whatsoever to walk across the bridges in the SkyWalk and I would have no reluctance to take one of their zip lines if I were a zip line customer. The SkyTrek company has three "attractions" to sell: 1) the zip lines, 2) the cable SkyTrams that take visitors above the tree canopy on a ride and 3) the SkyWalk, a series of bridges built across the ravines that course down the mountain between the mountain shoulders on each side. Of these three choices, I believe that anyone who wants to see birds and wildlife should opt for the SkyWalk. The tram goes along at a steady pace, unable to stop for any interesting birds or photo ops. The zip lines, of course, are for an adrenaline rush and not much else. They are way too high to see anything. The SkyWalk, however, gives the visitor a real chance to stop periodically and look around him. We did not do the other two options, but I am confident that the SkyWalk is the choice for anyone who wants to get the maximum exposure to nature from his experience in this area.
Written February 1, 2012
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Cynthia010
Alexandria, VA94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Friends
This was not my favorite activity at Monteverde. It was raining so hard that I could hardly see, and the trails - well-maintained considering the challenge of the location - were very wet. I have bad knees and would never have attempted the full walk if I had know how many steps I would have to ascend and descend. (I would guess there are 400 - 600.) That said, I would like to return on a dry day. I would start at the "end" of the trail, which is just to the left of the official beginning. (It's a grand circle and everyone is free to go in either direction.) Taking it in a clock-wise directiton, I would encounter one of the hanging bridges almost immediately (the one where we saw a family of howler monkeys below us!) and another one shortly after that. At that point I might turn around and walk out, but I would consider my money well spent. It's not often that you get the chance to walk above a cloud forest. If this review is helpful, please check "yes."
Written March 19, 2012
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Claudito-Basel
Basel, Switzerland65 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Couples
Except of screaming tourists you hear from the Sky train above, the road passing nearby and some threes you can find anywhere in the area, there was not much else to see.
We didn't see any animals, except some bugs, although we were almost alone on the trails, that were very short (about 1.5h).
In Curicancha, or Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve was much more to see like primary forests, breeding Quetzals, Sloths, different Toucans, Bellbirds (only with a telescope/guide), a Hummingbird garden, Coatis and amazing landscapes for the same price. Also the trails were much longer and challenging..
Shortly, we would rather safe our money and go into one of the three (real) parks close to Santa Elena..
Written March 24, 2016
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Aidens_Granny
Ashbourne, UK225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did this skywalk with our guide Fabian Guzman. He was so knowledgeable that he was able to spot dozens of birds and the elusive Quetsal! What a gorgeous creature. It seemed that we were the only ones on the trail and the bridges are amazing - a great opportunity to have a birds eye view of the forest and a close up view of the epiphytes, ferns and bromeliads that grow on the trees. A guide is essential if you are going to spot all the wildlife as we would not have seen half as much had we not had Fabian guiding us and listening out for different noises in the forest. He was able to identify the birds in an instant. We also saw Agoutis and monkeys but the Quetsal was the icing on the cake.
Written April 21, 2009
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karen300658
Ipswich, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
This is well worth a visit. There are 6 hanging bridges that sway but very safe. We had amazing hot weather but of course it can rain. We only saw monkeys in the distance and we saw no birds but we went mid morning. Maybe you would see more early morning or evening.
Written March 14, 2018
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