Suspension bridges spread across the forest canopy, revealing the complex ecosystems that emerge both at the tops of trees and in the valleys below. Bridges of all sizes – ranging from 100 to 1000 feet – are safely and smartly constructed to allow visitors all the time they need to appreciate the magnificence of the rainforest. Guided tours add invaluable information to the bridge trips, as escorts often point out plants and animals that had seemed invisible a moment earlier. Some of the country’s best suspension bridges are located in Monteverde, Arenal and the Caribbean.
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This expedition at the Buena Vista Lodge allows tour members to enjoy canopy tours and horseback rides, and hot springs all in one day. Oh right and then there is that 400-meter waterslide through the forest.
8 hrsFrom $156
This tour will take you to some of the most exciting parts of the tropical forest that surrounds Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano has recently become active again, and you may see some smoke billowing from the crater.
9 hrsFrom $82
This is the ultimate combo tour for experiencing the cloud forest. Walk along suspension bridges with an expert guide, ride a silent tram up through the canopy, and finally fly across the canopy on zip lines.
5 hrsFrom $107
This tour combines some of the best attractions that Arenal has to offer—hanging bridges, the La Fortuna Waterfall, and the Arenal Volcano National Park. It’s a fantastic introduction to the Arenal area.
10 hrsFrom $185
This tour takes you to some of the most interesting sites that surround Arenal Volcano National Park.
9 hrsFrom $185
The Selvatura All-day Pack is a full day tour that will allow you to enjoy all of the attractions and exhibits that the Selvatura Adventure Park offers. The all day Selvatura experience includes a Canopy Tour, access to the network of suspension bridges, Butterfly Garden, Insect Museum, Hummingbird Garden, Reptile and Amphibian Center as well as a lunch in the dining area overlooking the beautiful gardens.
8 hrsFrom $155
This guided tour is a thorough exploration of the Arenal rainforest canopy. You’ll go for a walk over suspension bridges that offer peerless views of the jungle, and then go for a ride above the canopy in a cable car. Visitors should know that the hike is fairly strenuous, and involves steep ascents and descents, as well as climbing steps.
6 hrsFrom $72
This tour begins a 7:00 AM pickup from your hotel. With your early morning start, you’ll have the best chance for seeing animals in the wild. This tour takes you on a safari float and a hike that crosses suspension bridges through the canopy.
6 hrsFrom $144
The Canopy Tour, Tree-Top Suspension Bridges walking tour, Butterfly garden and the Hummingbird Gallery are a great combination of adventure, tranquility and beauty in the tropical cloud forest of Monteverde.
6 hrsFrom $103
Try some of the most exciting adventures that Jacó has to offer on this adrenaline-pumping tour. This tour keeps your entertained with fun-filled activities in one of Costa Rica’s most vibrant rainforests. Along the way, your naturalist guide will point out native animals and birds.
5 hrsFrom $101
This zip line, suspension bridge and butterfly garden combination tour perfectly mixes peaceful tranquility and thrilling adventure, all while being surrounded by the lush cloud forest.
5 hrsFrom $97
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