Selvatura Hanging Bridges: Rated Costa Rica's Best Hanging Bridges
- Adult 18+ years old
- Student 13-17 years old
- Child 4-12 years old
- Local All Ages
- Entrance Fee
- A 2-mile Hiking Trail
- 8 Hanging Bridges in total
- Longest bridge is 170 meters (560 feet).
- Expect the best views of the Monteverde Cloud Forest
- Expect a small chance to see wildlife on the trail
- Expect a light walk of approximately 1.5 hours
- Expect rain (especially from May to November)
- Instant Confirmation will be sent to your email
- Not recommended for travelers with heart problems
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for travelers with other serious medical conditions
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Operates in all weather conditions
- Please dress appropriately
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Selvatura is the only adventure park fully built inside the cloud forest, so you get the best views in the Monteverde area.
Located in the beautiful cloud forest near the Santa Elena Reserve, the Selvatura hanging bridges (also referred to as “Treetop Walkways Suspension Bridges” or “Canopy Walkways”) is your best bet in terms of views of the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
There are also a few benches on the well-maintained, fairly easy trail. These and other factors make this a good choice for older folks and people who might not want to walk as much.
On this self-guided tour, you will hike through lush cloud forest on trails with 8 bridges of different sizes and heights that offer close looks into the canopy. This tour might not come with the adrenaline rush of a zipline, and at this altitude, you will probably not see much wildlife. Still, it will provide a unique glimpse into the canopy of cloud forest, and it will also give you a chance to breathe some of the purest air on earth.
The Selvatura Hanging Bridges entrance fee is $27.50 for residents (all ages), $27.50 for foreign kids (4-12 years old), $33 for foreign students (13 to 18 with student ID), and $39 for adults (19 and up). These rates include transportation both ways, but they do not include taxes. You may also upgrade to join a group led by a local tour guide for an additional fee.
Overall, this tour provides you the best vantage point to observe the beauty of the cloud forest at all its levels and is suitable for people of all ages. The 8 bridges are wide and easy to manage, though it is not recommended for people with extreme weight excess or pregnancy.
How to Get There
The Selvatura Hanging Bridges start at Selvatura Park. Even though the tour includes transportation, the recommendation is to drive to the park directly whenever possible. Driving to the park can save you up to 90 minutes since the shuttles have to stop many times at multiple locations to pick up or drop off travelers.
Still Not Sure?
Give us a call or send a message and we will happily answer all of your questions. We want to be sure you have an amazing and memorable experience in Monteverde, so if this tour is not for you, we will be happy to help you find one that suits you better.