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Arenal Hanging Bridges
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$69.00*
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Arenal Hanging Bridges Hiking Tour
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$115.00*
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Class II-III Rafting and Hanging Bridges from La Fortuna
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Hanging Bridges Walking Tour in Arenal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 8, 2014

We struck gold by getting Froy again as our guide and, better still, we were the only ones who had booked the 6am tour.
We went along the trail on our own in total peace and quiet at one with the birds and other wildlife.
Because we went early we saw Toucans, both sitting and flying ( apparently later they tend to be deeper in the forest), a proliferation of birds that Froy was able to photograph got me through his scope, howler and white faced monkeys and a baby venomous snake with a diamond head that came out orangey brown in the photograph, but looked a dirty, well camouflaged brown to the naked eye.
The bridges are worth visiting fora completely different perspective on the rainforest. Personally I found the Cano Negro visit better, but, if you have time do both (preferably with Froy)
When we returned from the trail around 9am the car park was heaving and there were groups everywhere. It is a pain getting up before 5am on holiday, but in this case it is definitely worth it

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great trails through the rainforest with bridges that cross over canopies and deep valleys. We saw Howler Monkeys, Eyelash Pit Viper, Guan and numerous other birds. We thought it was well worth the $24 entrance fee.Hamburgers at the restaurant were ok. We also roamed through the nearby butterfly garden, the grounds were well maintained and we saw Chachalaca in the trees.

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Reviewed February 5, 2014

Guided hike - lots of rain, good path - but requires decent shoes - no sandals. many birds & animals, though without a guide we would have missed many of them. Good views, but the wildlife is the reason to go here. Some of the bridges do swing and bounce - might not be the best thing for those prone to motion sickness. A great way to experience the rain forest.

Thank mmcgannon
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

We walked to the Arenal Hanging Bridge park from our hotel (Lost Iguana Resort), and were a little bit stressed for time since we were checking out that morning. After speaking to the receptionist, she highlighted a shorter route for us which was perfect. We basically walked to the waterfall, then backtracked onto a shortcut toward the exit. The whole hike took about an hour.

During our hike, we went on a variety of hanging bridges and saw many different birds and trees. We also spotted a group of monkeys, which was very exciting.

The only drawback was the trail is extremely rough on the feet. The path is paved with a tile that is extremely uncomfortable to walk on. I think it is intentional as it provides a lot of traction, but my feet were aching after hiking on the trail for an hour. TIP: If I were to visit the park again, I would opt for thicker sole shoes or hiking boots!

Thank TripAstute
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

You will walk a lot, need bug repellent and rain gear not an umbrella. I can not describe how cool it is. Binoculars is a good idea. Small groups are better to not be rushed. Our group of 13 did it in 2hrs. We saw monkeys! I personally would of loved a botanical tour, but still great.

Thank Diana H
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