Please help us plan a Costa Rican itinerary

Nov 7th, 2019, 02:43 PM
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We went snorkeling in MA, and it was a dud for us. There can be sediment in the water that makes it hard to see anything very well; we did enjoy sailing. We just got a recommendation from our hotel for that.
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Nov 7th, 2019, 02:46 PM
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We did Skytrek for ziplining too and it was great. You ride up the mountain on a cable car through the canopy, then come back down on a series of maybe 10 zip lines - platform to platform. There is a break in the middle at a little jungle cafe where you can get refreshments - they had complementary tea, juice, and water when we went, but I think you can buy additional items if you like.

For hanging bridges, they have a hanging bridge hike at Skytrek, but we went over to Mistico Hanging Bridges instead because we heard that it was better. We really enjoyed it - they have a bunch of hanging bridges over about a 2 mile walk. The walk was pretty easy and some of the hanging bridges were quite high and a bit scary to me, but I am kind of a chicken when it comes to that stuff. When we ziplined, I had too much adrenaline to be scared, plus the guides at Skytrek are really good. But just walking out on the hanging bridges made me nervous.
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Nov 7th, 2019, 02:49 PM
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The Mistico Hanging Bridges are a nice hike. We've done it both with and without a guide. It's a loop trail so you don't need a guide, but with a guide you have a better shot at seeing some wildlife and learning about the area. We use Desafio for our guides, but sometimes they have guides available at the bridges if you want to reserve a guided tour. You can get nice volcano views if the weather is good. We only saw ants when we went on our own; with our guide we saw a toucan, a beautiful honeycreeper, and some howler monkeys at a distance. You never really know what you'll see. I'm not familiar the Spider Monkey tour. We've done canyoning and rappelling and enjoyed it. We used La Roca, but I believe they're no longer in business. Pure Trek is popular also.
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