Sky walk through the treetops of Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The Sky Walk is a well-thought-out combination of suspension bridges and walking trails through the magical Monteverde rainforest.
These bridges span canyons and drainages, and bring you with the upper level of the forest canopy.
Many plants in Monteverde’s cloud forests are specially adapted to absorb moisture directly from the ever-present mist. Epiphytes (plants that live on trees in order to reach the sunlight) are plentiful in these forests, adding to the water-gathering ability of the trees. However, the epiphytes are not parasites—they feed off water, dust and nutrients that accumulate around their own roots.
Costa Rica has roughly 1,400 species of orchids, almost all of them epiphytes. Other epiphytes include bromeliads, which – although there are only 200 species of them – are much more commonly seen than the orchids. The epiphytes, treetops and vines create a canopy that preserves the moisture within the forest and also provides a home for many small animals and insects that live in the canopy.
Costa Rica’s rainforests comprise some of the world’s most complex ecosystems. The Sky Walk gives visitors the unique chance of seeing this complex web of life up close.
From US$75 per adult includes Sky Tram and Sky Walk Monteverde