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Santa Elena Skywalk

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Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2645 5238

Half way between the town of Santa Elena and the Santa Elena Preserve the...

Half way between the town of Santa Elena and the Santa Elena Preserve the Sky Walk is located: This complex use trails, suspension bridges for a more tranquil introduction to the ecology and natives of the forest canopy, constructed within the cloud forest. It allows a vision of the forest from a different perspective which starts with a walk on the ground taking you up to explore the treetops, a hardly discovered habitat, called the “canopy” with a naturalist guide. Also discover the night wildlife at our Sky Walk Night Tour.

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For $30 US you get picked up and taken to the cloud forest. It has spectacular scenery. You wander along a set trail for 1-2 hours or as long as you want. Then get taken back. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

For $30 US you get picked up and taken to the cloud forest. It has spectacular scenery. You wander along a set trail for 1-2 hours or as long as you want. Then get taken back. I heard lots of birds, but didn't see many. The humming bird part of the walk is good and saw some there. Heard howler... More 

Thank MissT603
Tampa, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Good place to pass half a day. You have to hike up and down hills, but the trail over concrete and well marked. Get ready to get wet! Do it on your own, that is don't pay for a guided tour. You do need someone to take you there, it is deep in the mountains.

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This quite walk through the cloud forest is enjoyable. You have to really pay attention to see the animals and insects. Bring binoculars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I was with a travel group and took a guided tour through the forest and walked on 3 of the suspension bridges. The hike was serene and the vantage points from the bridges were extraordinary! The Skywalk tour was one of my favorite activities while in Costa Rica.

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed by adventure on the Skywalk Hanging bridges. I had been on the ones in the Arenal area before, but these were longer and higher and the canopy was breathtaking. Loved it!

Thank Robin W
Basel, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Except of screaming tourists you hear from the Sky train above, the road passing nearby and some threes you can find anywhere in the area, there was not much else to see. We didn't see any animals, except some bugs, although we were almost alone on the trails, that were very short (about 1.5h). In Curicancha, or Monteverde Cloud Forest... More 

5 Thank Claudito-Basel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

The tour was led by a person who actually worked there. His explanations of the various steps to produce coffee was very good. I also got to sample various type of cofe.

Thank Barry B
Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

The Valverde Family created this wonderful and original walk on the tree tops many years ago. Others have built similar places but I must say that Sky Walk is a company that supports locals, it is owned by locals and it is always seeking to be very professional in everything they do. They also own the Herpetarium in the Santa... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The hanging bridges through the tropical rain forest is well worth the 2hours and the $30. I recommend the guided tour because if you don't know what you're looking at you'll miss it. It's a very unique experience to view the tropical forest from above. The tropical forest is dense and deep. A completely different experience than walking though the... More 

Thank Gwen C
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was booked as a private birdwatching walk with guide - don't trust tour companies, do it yourself. So we made the best of it and to be fair our guide was delightful, but why start out at 8am when most of the wildlife has hunkered down for the day? Day 2 - oh no! They did it again -... More 

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