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.
We really enjoyed the hanging bridge tour! The hotel pickup and dropoff was a nice bonus. Our guide was very knowledgable and it's amazing he was able to spot the animals he did. Our group consisted of 8 people and the smaller size made for a more intimate setting. Would recommend for nature lovers!
Be sure to wear thick soled walking shoes, as you end up walking on horribly designed and very uneven cement stepping stones they used for the path. Other than that, the tour was very nice and the guide was great.