Frequently Asked Questions

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Which is the best time and season for bird watching?

Depends on a variety of factors the current seasons, the inhabits of the particular bird species , but the best times  fort bird watching definitely is at dawn and at dusk ,but you are lucky you are in the middle of the rain forest because during the whole day you can run into the unespected!

How Long does it take?

Depending on your pace , completing the sky way tour takes  from 90 to 120 minutes.

What Should I bring and wear along the tour?

We recommend long pants, mosquitoes repellent, sunblock, camera bottle of water, good walking –hiking shoes ,rain coat on the rainy season, which can be purchased in the hotel. The tour is open all year long!

How safe is it?

All of the sky way tour structure is constantly supervised under international safety standards and the bridges are protected against rust and corrosion and can support up to 23 tons of weight ,to ensure you the safest tour possible. The bridges hand rails are covered by heavy chain link fence at a reasonable height so small children are very safe on the tour.

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What is the sky walk tour?

  It is a Walk trough the middle of the Rain forest crossing  through 5 hanging bridges , 200+ feet high,  it’s simply Amazing! Great views!

 

ABOUT CR

 

A developing, peaceful, army-less country, Costa Rica is a Central American success story, featuring high living standards and a stable economy.

Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama.

Geographic coordinates: 10 00 N 84 00  W

Area: Total: 31.752 sq. mi (51.100 sq. Km) slightly smaller than West Virginia.

Land: 31.478 sq. mi (50.660 sq. km) and Water: 273 sq. mi (440sq. Km)

Climate: Tropical and subtropical; dry season goes from December to april and rainy season goes from may to November.  Cooler in highlands.

Highest and Lowest Points: Lowest point Pacific Ocean 0 ft. / 0 m.  Highest point Cerro Chirripo 12.532.808 ft. / 3.810m.

Population: 5.000.000 ( Aprox.)

Nationality: Costa Rican(s).  Affectively known as Tico(s) in colloquial speak.

Languages: Spanish

Literacy rate: 96% (total average)

Government Type: Democratic Republic

Capital: San José

Provinces (divisions): Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Puntarenas, Limón, San José.

Currency: Costa Rican colon (CRC).  However U.S. dollars are widely accepted as legal tender specially in tourist areas.  Euros are still restricted to banks and exchange houses.