Puentes Colgantes del Arenal, San Carlos

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Hike trails and traverse hanging bridges at Puentes Colgantes del Arenal, a beautiful, easygoing rainforest hike, culminating at an impressive waterfall. Hire a local guide, who will point out the vast diversity of wildlife living in the forests, from impressive flora, to tree frogs, monkeys, and snakes. After all that, rest and refuel in the restaurant at the entrance to the park, which serves Costa Rican dishes. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear, as you won’t be allowed on the site in flip flops. Bring a waterproof poncho, and, of course, your camera. To visit Puentes Colgantes del Arenal and other attractions in San Carlos, use our San Carlos trip builder app .
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  • They are not difficult tours, beautiful views and excellent bridges, three kilometers all the way with an impeccable way and excellent photographs, make maintenance a 100, thanks.
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  • Beautiful walk in the Park of the Arenal with crossing bridges to several tens of meters ... even with the rain is wonderful a dip greenery and nature. The walk is easy trails are paved in concrete and kept very well, the bridges are made of steel and aluminium all very clean and organized, it is easy to see different animals at from the tiny frogs to sloths. Nice experience.
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  • I founded a little scary to crossing these bridges. If you are afraid of heights (beware). I didn’t think I was but I couldn’t look down. It was raining when I visited, they didn’t seem to make any sp...  more »
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