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Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano National Park

The Basics

A hike through the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park in sunny weather is a perfect way to spend several hours viewing and photographing the area’s flora and fauna. The life of the rain forest largely takes place overhead, in the thick canopy of jungle and sunlight.

Wander through the thick vegetation on well-marked trails on your own, or join a guided tour focused on plants, birds, and animals—or more adventurous pursuits. An early morning birding tour is the best way to expand your bird list, with more than 60 species spotted regularly in this protected wilderness. Also look for families of monkeys swinging through the air and lazy sloths lounging among tree limbs. For a unique view of the forest, sign up for a night walk. Some guided tours combine a visit to the park with stops at Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, Lake Arenal, and the nearby Tabacon Hot Springs.

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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
US$162.70 per adult
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Excellent day with our friendly, helpful tour guide and the smooth sailing driver. Saw some excellent flora and fauna. They weren't hesitant to stop on the side of the road to show us a sloth and a toucan, too! No rush for our enjoyment of the tour. Excellent!
Michael_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in La Fortuna

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Great tour
Crystal_W, May 2022
Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
Our guide Gabriel was very knowledgeable. We loved the beautiful sights, animals, and bridges. I recommend doing this tour anytime.
star-5
Anderson is the best!
Lily_M, May 2022
Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
Anderson was such a great guide! Despite being in a downpour, he was able to point out bats, birds, lizards, frogs, and tarantulas. He made me feel a lot less nervous about the hanging bridges (they sway & bounce & are high up) and encouraged me along the way. I very much recommend this tour with Anderson!
star-5
Amazing views
westerly582, May 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Our guide was very organized and knowledgeable, I was very impressed! Great views, food, and hiking. This tour is strenuous so keep in mind for that our fitness level.
star-5
Raul was an amazing tour...
Pristine_P, May 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Raul was an amazing tour guide!! He is the best. He is very knowledgeable, fun, easy going, and accommodating. My friends and I really enjoyed our day because of him. Thank you so much Raul! Pura Vida !
star-5
Breathtaking
Jeffrey_I, May 2022
Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
Beautiful experience. Guide Gabriella was very knowledgeable . Saw birds, frogs and tarantula. Great view of Arenal volcano.
star-4
Hoog boven de bomen
caroline_r, May 2022
Mistico Hanging Bridges Park from La Fortuna
We had an excellent guide she learnt is a lot about the animals and insects. Her English was fantastic . Unfortunately the weather was bad but we really enjoyed the tour
star-5
Raul was a great tour...
Amy_R, May 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Raul was a great tour guide. He was very informative, was nice, and had a lot of energy. The lookout point for the volcano was beautiful and so was the La Fortuna waterfall.
star-5
Great Tour
John_T, May 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
All parts of the tour were great. It is a long day with lots of hiking and steps - but it is worth it. Levi, our guide, and Randall, our driver, we’re both GREAT!!!
star-5
Haro is the best
Jan_D, Apr. 2022
Combo Tour Arenal: Hanging Bridges + Hot Springs + Waterfall from San José
Awesome experience. Our guide was so knowledgeable and just all around amazing. If you get Haro be prepared for a great time.
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Rain forest… yes please!
Karan_M, Apr. 2022
Hanging Bridges Walk in Arenal Volcano
After staying in Tamarindo for a few days, we wanted a taste of true Costa Rican rain forest… it was a long drive to lake Arenal and this hidden gem, the ‘hanging bridges’ near the volcano. The views alone were spectacular… add to that the true experience of a rain forest and the thrill of walking on hanging bridges 60 to a 100 feet of the ground, was amazing… we recommend!
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Fun walk through the jungle.
William_S, Apr. 2022
Hanging Bridges Walk in Arenal Volcano
Really enjoyed walking through the park and over the bridges. Would recommend to anyone visiting the area. Our favorite part was seeing the coatis walking around as we traversed the trail.
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Our guide Kenia very...
Alexander_L, Mar. 2022
Arenal Highlights (Hanging Bridges, Fortuna´s Waterfall, lunch & Arenal Volcano)
Our guide Kenia very attentive, professional & loving her country. We received a lot of pleasure & information. She is the best.

Know Before You Go

  • Closed-toe shoes are required in Mistico Park; wearing sandals is not permitted and you will be refused entry.

  • The Sal & Pimienta Restaurant, on the park grounds, is open daily from 7:30am to 4pm.

  • The rain forest is home to a hearty bug population; insect repellent is a good idea.

  • Children under 10 years old receive free admission.

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How to Get There

The hanging bridges are located five miles (eight kilometers) east of Tabacon and 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) from La Fortuna. Look for them just after the exit to El Castillo, on the lakefront road to Tilaran. Round-trip transportation from nearby hotels is available for an additional fee.

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When to Get There

General entry and guided tours take place Monday through Sunday from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Costa Rica’s rainy season is typically May through November; prime Arenal Volcano viewing time is September and October.

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Adventure Tours in Mistico Park

The adventure seeker in you will find plenty to keep busy at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. One option is a zorbing tour, which envelops you in a huge rubber ball in order to roll safely (if quickly) down a steep hill. Book a Paco’s Horses tour to ride through a remote pasture for epic views, or set out for Spider Monkey Canyon to rappel and zipline among the canyon’s striking natural features.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park?
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Attractions near Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park:
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What else should I know about attractions in La Fortuna?
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As well as visiting the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, check out these trip ideas to make the most of your visit: