Arenal Hanging Bridges Hiking Tour

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Arenal Hanging Bridges Hiking Tour
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The Hanging Bridges Forest Reserve covers an area of 243 hectares (600 acres) of protected forest. This adventure is ideal for those who want to take in the characteristics and beauty of the tropical rainforest on foot.

The 3.1 km (2 mi.) circuit trail will cross 15 impressive bridges, some suspended over the forest canopy and others, which are stationary. The bridges have different lengths and altitudes and were designed to offer different perspectives from which to observe the flora and fauna, as you pass through several levels of the forest. From the bridges, you will have views of the treetops making it easier to locate animals and birds.

The topography of the terrain is relatively simple with some short slopes, suitable for all ages and ability levels. Some of the animals that we may observe in this type of forest are 3 different species of monkeys, multiple species of birds, snakes, peccaries, and frogs, among others.
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In Brief

Location:
San Carlos, Costa Rica
Country:
Costa Rica
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily at 07:30 am & 01:30 pm
Highlights:
Close encounter with wildlife
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Family friendly
See native wildlife in their natural environment
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Snacks and Beverages included
Vegetarian meal option available
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
Instant Confirmation
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Itinerary

The Hanging bridges forest reserve comprises 243 hectares (600 acres) of protected forest. It is ideal for hikers who would like to discover and admire the unique characteristics of the tropical rainforest.

On the 3.1-kilometer (1.9 miles) circuit you will go across 15 impressive bridges, some of them

suspended over the forest, and others stationary. The bridges have different lengths and heights and

were made with the intention of accessing the flora and fauna from different perspectives as you go

through the different levels of the forest.

From these bridges, you will have great views from the heights of the forest’s canopy making it easier

to spot birds and animals. The topography of the terrain is relatively easy with some short inclines,

making this tour apt for all types of people.

Some of the animals that inhabit this type of forest include

three species of monkeys, multiple species of birds, serpents, wild boars, frogs, and more.


Duration: 3 hours

Location: Ecoterra Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos Costa Rica

Inclusions

  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with Wi-Fi
  • Entry/Admission - Ecoterra Costa Rica

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Casa Luna Hotel & Spa, Diagonal 301, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Traveler pickup is offered
You must contact Ecoterra Costa Rica at least 24 hours before your activity date to confirm your reservation and arrange transportation

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on the last 8 recent reviews

The tour was excellent. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work. Highly recommend the tour.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
This was a truly great tour. Gustavo is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide. The fauna and flora are outstanding. The park itself is very nice and very well maintained. One of the best tours we have had on our Costa Rica trip.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
Our tour guide for our Hanging Bridges tour was excellent. He was very dynamic and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge about the rain forest we were walking through. Having a guide is a very different experience from walking through the forest on your own. He explained so many details about the various trees, visitors could not possibly have gathered the information on their own. It was very fascinating. It was also very interesting walking along the various suspension bridges across the very deep gullies. Some were longer and swayed more than others and some relatively short. They provided a beautiful view of the forest. Though the walk was not especially challenging, it did require some endurance as there was a certain amount of climbing and descending along the paths. Though we encountered other visitors to the park, it was not crowded. Our guide carried a laser pointer which helped us locate what he was trying to bring to our attention when it was at a greater distance. Probably the highlight was seeing the large grouping of spider monkeys high in the canopy, swinging from tree to tree. Some were moms with babies hanging on for dear life! They were a beautiful rust colour. We watched them for some time. We also learned about insects, particularly cutter ants and their different functions. Some very interesting information was also provided on the symbiotic relationships between some birds and trees. All very interesting. At the culmination of our tour, we were offered watermelon, pineapple and biscuits before heading home. All was excellent and an unexpected treat. All in all, an excellent day.
• Submitted 09 Feb 2018
Very Beuatiful Tour and amazing views
• Submitted 23 Sep 2017
We had a wonderful time on this tour! Our guide was Andres and he was fantastic!! We signed up for the group tour but unexpectedly got our own private tour. Andres was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He helped us take several great pictures. I would most definitely recommend this tour!!!
• Submitted 30 Jan 2017
Amazing and so much fun!!!
• Submitted 16 Sep 2016
This was amazing! Our tour guide Miriljana was awesome...she pointed out things we would never have found or seen. Crossing the bridges was a little scary at first, but after a while, the view was more important than trying not to look down. Highly recommended. Our guide was through EcoTerra tours.
• Submitted 03 Aug 2016
Beautiful park safe bridges and knowledgeable guide. Unfortunately it downpoured for entire tour so not able to enjoy to the fullest.
• Submitted 24 Nov 2015

In Brief

Location:
San Carlos, Costa Rica
Country:
Costa Rica
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily at 07:30 am & 01:30 pm
Highlights:
Close encounter with wildlife
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Family friendly
See native wildlife in their natural environment
All entrance fees included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Snacks and Beverages included
Vegetarian meal option available
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
Instant Confirmation