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Santa Elena Skywalk

Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5238
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A walk through the canopy

Well worth the visit. Monkeys, birds and butterflies all on show. Warning the bridges (5) sway so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen L
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Just the two of us, saw Howler monkeys hanging overhead the hanging bridges. Had no guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nancy L
Key West, Florida
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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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Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5238
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit. Monkeys, birds and butterflies all on show. Warning the bridges (5) sway so if you aren;t good with heights or movement avoid.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the two of us, saw Howler monkeys hanging overhead the hanging bridges. Had no guide, beautiful walk! Definitely worth seeing!

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps it was the time of year - shoulder season, but once we left the entrance gate we saw very few others. It is generally not as busy as the Monteverde Park, but it is larger and apart from the low probability for Resplendent Quetzal...More

Thank jerrym825
Reviewed August 11, 2017

This is a cloud-forest extraordinaire. I didn't want to leave, even though I was soaked to the bone. I could feel the tears of joy the moment my feet touch the ground. Again, walk slow, look around. There is so much to see, its practically...More

Thank Innspyred2
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Located close to the top of the Green Mountains it has a special cloud forest eco-system and plants get a lot of their water from the clouds. Great walks above tree level. The bridges feel save and wobble only a little bit.

Thank jenskoopmann
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Interesting walk. The long walk is not long and recommended. Start with bridge 1 and after bridge 4 do bridge 6 to go back to finish the tour with bridge 5. Nice top of the forest views.

2  Thank CHFEF
Reviewed June 7, 2017

Don't let the height or swinging motion of the suspension bridges bother you ... they are inspected often (or so they say - lol). Wear good hiking boots or sneakers, have a raincoat available, bottle of water, but most of all ... bring your camera....More

2  Thank FLworldwanderer
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic Day out. We loved the cloudforest and Monteverde in general but the skywalk gives you a perspective like no other. The canopy is beautiful and the skywalk gives you an amazing view of it and the rolling hills all around. It's an easy walk...More

1  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Very easy trails, beautiful vistas and amazing birds and suspension bridges. A must see for birders and nature lovers.

Thank Gretchen1960
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We would do this again and again. Every visit. It was heaven- excellent. Bring an umbrella or raincoat. It's warm. Camera is a must. I wish I could be there now. Magical. Paradise. You walk in clouds and your warm and it's surreal.

1  Thank losthunter
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October 13, 2015|
Response from betasplen | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly do it on your own. That's what I did. You will mostly see pristine cloud forests from the hanging bridges and some exotic birds if you are lucky. There is really not much a guide can add to your experience... More