Sky Adventures Tram & The Hand of Arenal, Arenal/La Fortuna
- Ride the Sky Tram to the Hand of Arenal monument and lookout point
- Take in panoramic views of Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Lake
- Enjoy a short hike around the Hand of Arenal
Know before you go
What you'll do
Once you reach your destination, you'll step out of the gondola and enjoy panoramic views of the area, including Arenal Volcano and the Arenal Volcano. Take photos, relax at the viewpoint, or take a quick hike, following a trail around the monument. The circuit-shaped trail is 0.5 miles (800 meters) long.
When you're finished taking in the views, you'll board the Sky Tram for the 15-minute return journey. The excursion is adapted for travelers of different mobility levels.
Daily8:00 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
- Sky Tram
- Access to The Hand Of Arenal
- Snack and drink
Sky Adventures Hanging Bridges
Explore the forest from an elevated perspective on this excursion to Sky Walk, one of the first hanging bridges in Costa Rica. Follow a naturalist guide along a series of nature trails and five suspension bridges (some as high as 230 feet or 70 meters), stopping to appreciate various flora and fauna along the way. You'll see monkeys and snakes if you're lucky! During the 2-mile (3-km) hike, you'll enjoy views over the forest canopy and spot colorful birds, butterflies, and insects.
Horseback Riding at the Base of Arenal Volcano
Explore the lush terrain of Arenal volcano on horseback during this 2-hour tour. With a seasoned guide, you'll journey through secondary forests, farmland, and primary forest. Enjoy stunning views of Arenal and the surrounding landscape from a high point on the trail.
Sky Adventures Zip Lines & Hanging Bridges Guided Walk
Enjoy a thrilling adventure in the Costa Rican rainforest! Begin the day with a scenic ride up a mountain in an open-air gondola. When you reach the top observation platform, you'll take in panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including Arenal Volcano. Next, it's time for an adrenaline-pumping zip line tour. Soar from tree to tree and canyon to canyon as you glide along a series of seven cables. Finally, discover the beauty of the Costa Rican forest on a canopy tour. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you along natural trails and hanging bridges, pointing out various flora and fauna along the way.
Arenal Hanging Bridges Guided Walk
Explore the thrilling Arenal Hanging Bridges on this popular excursion. The trail system, located inside a rainforest reserve, features suspension bridges that take you high above the treetops before treating you to a once-in-a-lifetime view of Arenal Volcano. Venturing along these spectacular elevated walkways, up to 180 feet (55 meters) above the rainforest floor, you'll have a chance to appreciate this area's incredible biodiversity, including some of the 350 avian species that live here.
Birdwatching in Arenal Mundo Aventura Park
Get an "early bird" start for this popular bird-watching excursion to Arenal Mundo Aventura Park. There's a good reason for the early wake-up time: the park is home to a stunning variety of birdlife, and most species are at their most active in the morning. Follow a naturalist guide through the park's different ecosystems, including a new tree-planting zone, open pastures, regenerating forests, and small streams. The mix of terrain allows for optimal bird viewing. You'll likely spot the great kiskadee, tropical kingbird flycatchers, black-cheeked woodpecker, and possibly the red-billed pigeon. An included breakfast follows the birding hike.
Sky Adventures Zip Lines
Get your thrills at Sky Trek, a zip line circuit and aerial amusement park. You'll start in an open-air gondola, rising up over the rainforest and enjoying sweeping views across the mountains. Arriving at the end of the line, the exhilarating adventure of whizzing down the mountain begins. Connect to a zip line cable stretching over rainforest treetops and clifftops. After traversing seven cables and reaching heights of 660 feet (201 meters), you'll arrive back at the starting point of the adrenaline-pumping adventure.
Sloth Observation - Day or Night Walk
See sloths in their natural habitat on this family-friendly excursion! During this two-hour tour in a private nature reserve just outside La Fortuna, you'll not only have the opportunity to view these slow-moving creatures hanging out in the trees, but you'll also learn all about the sloth's lifestyle, the history of the species, and the importance of sloth protection. Your expert guide will point out two- and three-toed sloths and bring your attention to other noteworthy flora and fauna as you walk along a 1-mile (1.5-km) trail. If you're lucky, you might even spot a mother sloth with her baby.
Ecocentro Danaus Nighttime Rainforest Walk
Experience the rainforest after dark on this unique guided excursion to Ecocentro Danaus, a private ecological reserve near La Fortuna. As the sun goes down, you'll venture into the jungle, exploring this haven for plants, insects, reptiles, and other nocturnal animals. Highlights your guide will point out along the way include bats, spiders, sloths, snakes, and some of the reserve's many native frog species, including the brightly-colored poison dart frog, one of the planet's most poisonous frogs. Since the reserve is closed to most groups by night, this is an exclusive opportunity to see how the rainforest transforms after dark.
La Fortuna Waterfall Guided Hike
Guided Nature Walk at Ecological Park & Butterfly Garden Danaus
A bilingual guide will lead you on a nature walk through the Ecological Park & Butterfly Garden Danaus on this half-day tour. You'll have the chance to spot tree frogs, caimans, monkeys, sloths, and a wide variety of birds as you follow your guide on a nature trail. Stop at botanical gardens, a butterfly garden, and a wetlands area that serves as a bird nesting site. Finish the tour with a visit to a Maleku cultural center to learn about Indigenous traditions and environmental practices.