Tuesday, April 7, 2009

hanging bridge tour

puentes colgantes del arenal = hanging bridges of arenal

fourteen hanging bridges and more than a few cataratas await you on your puentes colgantes tour.

below: entrada

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our tour guide (can't seem to remember his name)

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below: eyelash viper (tiny, yet poisonous)
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below: jumping mexican viper (poisonous)
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below: howler monkees (up there, somewhere)
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below: verde









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below: the leaves of this plant, when smoked, have an effect similar to marijuana.
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although it is legal to imbibe (and legal to remove these leaves from the area),
we chose to go with the natural high.

below: puentes colgantes
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wow. ..now, that's high



below: cataratas

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below: a nest, built into the side of a moss-covered hill

























below: the Law of Abundance, in action.
they call this a "sex" tree, but i'm not sure why.

allegedly, it has something to do with the tree's root system (click to enlarge).































below: the view of volcan arenal (from a puente colgantes).

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