Arenal Hanging Bridges
Most of Costa Rica’s birds, monkeys, giant anteaters, sloths, snakes and amphibians, spend the better part of their lives in the distant treetops, far from the snapping cameras junior photographers. The key to seeing these creatures, and getting the best shots, is ascending into the trees yourself.
Hence these 16 elegantly constructed bridges, which stretch a total of 2.6km (1.6mi) across the steeply pitched landscape. You can wander through the jungle canopy on your own, or hire a guide who will point out the shyer animals that you probably wouldn’t notice on your own. An early morning birding tour is the best way to expand your bird list, with some sixty species spotted regularly in this protected wilderness.