Arenal Hanging Bridges
Arenal Hanging Bridges
4.5
6:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 3:45 PM
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Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Christy K
    11 contributions
    Super fun and educational
    This tour was so fun and educational. We were a family of 6 (ages 12-68) and we had many more adventitious tours booked (rappelling, white water rafting) and although this tour doesn’t provide the adrenaline rush it was still ranked as a favorite among all of us. The tour guide, Walter, was so knowledgeable and is what made the tour so fantastic. He was able to spot many different animals and provided so much education in fun and interesting ways that even both my kids were not wanting to miss a thing he said. We saw monkeys, bats, frogs, snakes, birds and spiders/tarantulas during our walk. The hanging bridges themselves were fun to cross and provided beautiful views of the forest. The walk is easy being that it is all on pavers. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Claire N
    1 contribution
    Perfect day!
    This was such a special and amazing experience. We absolutely loved our tour guide Francisco and driver Jaime. Fransisco helped us locate animals and see them clearly through the scope. He captured some amazing photos of the wildlife and of our family on the trip, and was very knowledgeable on the history of the area and cool animal facts. We learned a lot and had an absolutely wonderful time. Thank you so much Francisco and Jaime!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 May 2023
  • traveldoc65
    Cockermouth, United Kingdom2,205 contributions
    Excellent Nature Park with lots of monkey action
    I was fortunate to have an excellent guide from Jacamar tours .It was supposedly a shared tour but I had the guide all to myself. It was an afternoon tour so less congested than morning trips apparently.My guide was able to indulge me spending 20 minutes just watching the spider monkeys gathering guava . The trails and bridges are attractively laid out and an easy stroll. In addition to the monkeys and with the help of my guide I saw a tiny strawberry poison dart frog , bats and many colourful birds including a slaty tailed trogon, rufous tailed Jacamar and broad billed motmot. Having a guide is a definite bonus as they will spot wildlife that you can easily miss and take photos with your smartphone through their big scopes.The monkeys were the highlight for me.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 September 2023
  • Sheri M
    1 contribution
    The perfect day!
    I would think for most people you can think of few days in your life that you would describe as “perfect “ . My friend and I did hanging bridges with the volcano hike through Rainforest explorers with Mario as our guide and a Kendall, a “guide in training”. This was indeed a perfect day and perfect experience. They were so knowledgeable, respectful, enthusiastic and just down to earth, wonderful people. The lunch provided and the farm where we ate was amazing. I cannot say enough good things about this company and our experience. I will never forget it and want to thank Mario from the bottom of my heart for this truly wonderful experience.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 November 2023
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Luda P
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Well organized, great trails and hanging bridges and the views were amazing. Our guide Anderson was vey knowledgeable!! A good workout & we loved every minute.
Written 24 February 2024
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Kris
Baltimore, MD2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
I would recommend guides on any wildlife type tours you go on especially sloths. The walk through the bridges park was peaceful and beautiful. The bridges had amazing views. We saw close to zero wildlife. 1 pretty bird, and a group of 3 coatimundi. The guides know where the sloths are because they don’t move. If you want a peaceful walk with views, go solo
Written 10 January 2024
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Sheri M
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
I would think for most people you can think of few days in your life that you would describe as “perfect “ . My friend and I did hanging bridges with the volcano hike through Rainforest explorers with Mario as our guide and a Kendall, a “guide in training”. This was indeed a perfect day and perfect experience. They were so knowledgeable, respectful, enthusiastic and just down to earth, wonderful people. The lunch provided and the farm where we ate was amazing. I cannot say enough good things about this company and our experience. I will never forget it and want to thank Mario from the bottom of my heart for this truly wonderful experience.
Written 11 November 2023
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traveldoc65
Cockermouth, UK2,205 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I was fortunate to have an excellent guide from Jacamar tours .It was supposedly a shared tour but I had the guide all to myself. It was an afternoon tour so less congested than morning trips apparently.My guide was able to indulge me spending 20 minutes just watching the spider monkeys gathering guava . The trails and bridges are attractively laid out and an easy stroll. In addition to the monkeys and with the help of my guide I saw a tiny strawberry poison dart frog , bats and many colourful birds including a slaty tailed trogon, rufous tailed Jacamar and broad billed motmot. Having a guide is a definite bonus as they will spot wildlife that you can easily miss and take photos with your smartphone through their big scopes.The monkeys were the highlight for me.
Written 22 September 2023
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luzma
San Jose, Costa Rica21 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Excellent experience
Beautiful outdoors
Well maintained facilities
Great food at restaurant
With teenagers you can do the circuit in one hour
Written 22 July 2023
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Karl_Cornelius
Wuppertal, Germany36 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
The staff was very nice and the grounds were very well maintained. The tour was very well signposted and at $80 for a family it's not very expensive either.
Written 4 July 2023
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BravoTravel
Sarasota, FL64 contributions
May 2023 • Family
We chose to walk through the park on our own without a guide for todays adventure. The guides are great however as they are able to point out animals and plants that one wouldn’t even notice without experience. The staff says the park takes an average of 90 minutes to walk through at a steady pace, we took about 2.5 hours since I kept stopping to search for snakes. I only found one snake, or I should say it found me. Poor little thing somehow fell off the side of the rocks and bumped into my arm before hitting the ground and slithering away. I was caught off guard so by the time I got my phone to take a picture, little guy had gone away and hid somewhere safe.

We saw a couple spider monkeys playing in the trees, a tarantula, plenty of motmots and their babies, a squirrel and a bluish/green bird that I can’t remember what it’s called (hence why a guide is good to have).

The bridges appear to be well built and felt very safe to walk on. Staff throughout the park at different checkpoints to keep an eye on everything. I enjoy heights however there was a time where there was someone on a bridge above us (which happened to be the highway one at the park) and the crying was so loud, I thought it could’ve been an unknown animal haha. The crying stopped once she finished that bridge and stepped onto solid ground, I waited to see there was no emergency, everything was fine.
Written 21 May 2023
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Claire N
1 contribution
May 2023 • Family
This was such a special and amazing experience. We absolutely loved our tour guide Francisco and driver Jaime. Fransisco helped us locate animals and see them clearly through the scope. He captured some amazing photos of the wildlife and of our family on the trip, and was very knowledgeable on the history of the area and cool animal facts. We learned a lot and had an absolutely wonderful time. Thank you so much Francisco and Jaime!
Written 11 May 2023
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Hcrucifer
8 contributions
Apr 2023
Amazing, beautiful, loved this place. We went in the afternoon without a guide and it was not at all crowded. The fauna is magical and we saw interesting birds and a coati. The bridges give beautiful views. The person taking out tickets was also so nice. I speak some Spanish and told him I would like to practice but it would be easier in English, and he patiently encouraged my practicing and we did the conversation in Spanish.
Written 16 April 2023
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Randal g
Orlando, FL18 contributions
Mar 2023
We had some extra time between excursions so we went to the hanging bridges. I actually felt like I was at Disney World. Lots of people, 2 long lines waiting to get on two of the bridges (Volcano and Waterfall, 20 minutes and half hour), and not much to see. The bridges themselves were kind of cool, but not much to see from them but plant life. The waterfall at the waterfall bridge was not visible as it was covered with foliage. It took us close to 2 hours to get through but most of that was waiting in lines. Didn't see much wildlife as there were so many people there and noisy. Wouldn't go back.
Written 29 March 2023
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