Monteverde Hanging Bridges, Sloth & Butterfly Tour
Monteverde Hanging Bridges, Sloth Sanctuary & Butterfly Tour
The Ultimate Monteverde Nature Tour! Visit the famous Sloth Sanctuary of Selvatura Park, a close experience with some 20 sloth specimens. In the sanctuary, the sloths can travel freely between paths specially created to roam among the trees and foliage of the exhibition. After a hearty lunch, take your time and walk through the clouds on the notorious hanging bridges, walking on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet up to 510 feet. Includes lunch and visit to the butterfly garden.
Tour Picks up from Monteverde Hotels, JW Marriott, Tamarindo, Langosta, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, RIU Guanacaste/Palace, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa (Occidental, Villas Sol, Condovac), Playa Panama (Secrets Papagayo, Mangroove) Fours Seasons, Andaz, Planet Hollywood
Monteverde is privileged to receive a steady supply of clouds and the life-giving moisture that they contain. This moisture, often in the form of fog, catches on the branches of the tallest trees and drips down to the other organisms below. This helps to support a complex and far-reaching ecosystem, one that harbors over 100 species of mammals, 400 species of birds, tens of thousands of insect species, and over 2,500 varieties of plants, 420 of which are orchids alone.
From Monteverde Hotels/Self Drive (SELF-GUIDED):
Children Ages 4-10: $95
With Transportation from Pacific Coast:
Children Ages 4-10 : $153
Private Tour with Transportation from Pacific Coast:
2-3 People $275 per person
4+ People $225 per person
Monteverde Hanging Bridges Nature Exhibit Tour Itinerary
Hotel Pick up
After pick up from your hotel, you will be taken to the Park. If you are being picked up from Pacific Coast area beaches for your one day tour to Monteverde, we will stop so you have a chance to buy breakfast/coffee.
Have a close experience with some 20 sloth specimens. In the sanctuary, the sloths can travel freely between paths specially created to roam among the trees and foliage of the exhibition. This provides a safe distance that allows observation while preventing as much stress on the animals as possible. These beautiful mammals have arrived at the sanctuary as refugees from the effects of poaching, habitat destruction, orphanage, illness and accidents among other reasons that prevent them from being reintroduced to their natural habitat.
Costa Rican Lunch
You will be treated to a plentiful Costa Rican style lunch at the lodge inbetween activities.
Monteverde Hanging Bridges
The Tree Top Walkways consist of a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer) trail that crosses through the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Here visitors will walk on eight different bridges with various lengths ranging between 150 feet (50 meters) up to 510 feet (170 meters) and altitudes ranging between 36 feet (12 meters) up to 180 feet (60 meters). Each bridge has a width of five feet, the widest bridges in Costa Rica, and also a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge systems in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Tree Top Walkways are suitable for people of all ages. The duration of the hike usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.
Selvatura Park boasts one of the largest and most beautiful butterfly gardens in the Americas and is home to more than 30 species of Costa Rican butterflies of all altitudes and climates. Wander through this spacious dome-shaped structure that ensures the perfect amount of sunlight and shelter from the wind for these delicate animals to flutter between the array of nectar-rich flowers.
Specialized guides will entertain you during a tour through the flower-filled gardens with lots of information and fun facts about the magnificent butterflies, their incredible life cycle, and much more. This is the opportunity to absorb the butterfly effect and the peace that is felt while observing them feeding, resting, or in flight.
Pick Up Times
Self Drive option (SELF-GUIDED): Meet at Park at 10:00 AM. You will be given directions to the location in your confirmation.
Monteverde Hotels: Starts at 7:30 am – Pick up time will be given at time of booking
Hacienda Pinilla/JW Marriott: 5:00 AM (please let reception or security know we are coming to pick you up)
Tamarindo Hotels, Condos, Houses: 5:30 AM
Langosta Hotels, Condos, Houses: 5:20 AM
W/Westin Conchal, Brasilito Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 5:45 AM
Playa Grande, Flamingo, Potrero Hotels, Condos, Apartments, Houses: 5:30 AM
RIU Guanacaste & RIU Palace: 5:45 AM (bring copy of passport)
Playas del Coco Hotels, Condos, Houses: 6:20 AM
Playa Hermosa & Playa Panama Hotels (Condovac, Villas Sol, Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Mangroove), Condos Houses: 6:30 AM
Liberia Peri Supermarket: 7:00 AM
Andaz, Planet Hollywood, Four Seasons: 6:00 AM ($50 extra per booking, not per customer)
Dreams Las Mareas 5:30 AM ($200 extra per booking, not per customer)
- Pick up times are an estimate. Please be ready at the specified time but it may take us up to 20 minutes longer depending on that days pick up schedule and traffic. We will send the exact pick-up time one day before the tour
- Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions
- 4 person minimum to operate shared tour, we will contact you with options if we do not meet the minimum
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- We operate this tour rain or shine!
- Self Drive Option is a Self Guide Tour
- You may cancel free of charge up to 48 hours before start of the tour.
- Cancellations less than 48 hours before the start of the tour will be subject to a 100% cancellation charge. Extreme cases are taken into consideration.
Departure/Return LocationMonteverde Hotels, JW Marriott, Langosta/Tamarindo, Grande, Conchal, Flamingo, Potrero, RIU Hotels, Ocotal, Playas de Coco, Hermosa, Panama, Planet Hollywood, Andaz, Four Season,and Liberia Hotels, Condos, & Houses
Departure Time5:30 AM - 8:00 AM Depending on Location
Return Time6:00 PM
Dress CodeComfortable walking shoes and clothes for warm/sunny & cooler/rainy weather, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellent, change of clothes, camera, reusable water container
Not IncludedRound Trip TransportationSnacks
Hotel Pick up
Costa Rican Lunch
Monteverde Cloud Forest