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Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park Tours

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Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
The 16 hanging bridges that line the paths of Costa Rica’s Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park stretch a total of 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) across the steep landscape. See the birds, monkeys, sloths, snakes, and frogs that call the forest canopy home by ascending these spans, suspended above gorges and stretched across jungle floors.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
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.
Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

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Combine three adventurous activities in a single tour: a hike to Arental Volcano, visit to the Hanging Bridges, and exploration of La Fortuna Waterfall. This full-day tour from La Fortuna, perfect for nature lovers, includes hiking and swimming amidst Costa Rica's beautiful natural scenery. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$150.00
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US$150.00
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Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour

Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour

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Observe Costa Rica's bountiful wildlife from the hanging bridges of Mistico Park in Arenal. Trek along ground-level forest trails and suspended walkways in this private, family-owned nature reserve that’s home to a vast array of birdlife, monkeys, reptiles, and tropical plants. Learn about the area’s rich biodiversity from a naturalist guide as you explore different levels of the rain forest, from floor to canopy, and enjoy commanding views of Arenal Volcano.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Mistico Hanging Bridges Park from La Fortuna

Mistico Hanging Bridges Park from La Fortuna

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Enjoy a thrilling close encounter with Costa Rica’s wildlife on this 4-hour tour to the Mistico Hanging Bridges Park from La Fortuna, in the shadows of the Arenal Volcano. Journey to the heart of the rainforest on a 2-mile (3.2km) circuit of 15 hanging bridges and have chance to spot up to 350 species of bird, including hummingbirds, bell birds, toucans and the majestic Tucancito Esmeralda.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.00
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US$65.00
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3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

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Spend a full day exploring Costa Rica’s notoriously active crater on this 3-in-1 Arenal combo adventure. Hike through the jungle surrounding Arenal Volcano on a series of nature trails and hanging bridges, and trek down to the base of La Fortuna Waterfall to appreciate the height and power of the cascade and swim in a natural pool. Finish with a majestic perspective as you explore the lava fields of former eruptions and look for native wildlife along the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$189.00
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US$189.00
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Arenal Hanging Bridges From Arenal

Arenal Hanging Bridges From Arenal

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Get a bird’s-eye view of Arenal’s amazing biodiversity on a hanging bridges hike. Cross a series of 15 suspended and swinging walkways engineered for safety, moving at a leisurely pace to observe native wildlife including lizards, snakes, monkeys, sloths, and hundreds of bird species. You'll get the vantage point of a canopy tour while being able to slow down and really appreciate life in the Costa Rican rain forest.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$68.00
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US$68.00
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Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding

Arenal Volcano Horseback Riding

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Soak up the beauty and biodiversity of Arenal by horseback on a ride through the family-owned nature reserve at Mistico Park. Known for its hanging bridges, the thoughtfully developed park also features a new riding trail that winds up to hilltop pastures boasting fantastic views of Arenal Volcano and Lake. The slow and natural pace of a horse allows you to appreciate the surrounding flora and look for native wildlife on this relaxed and memorable tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

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Bring your binoculars on an early morning birdwatching tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. Tucked in between Arenal’s volcanic ranges and the Tilarán mountains, this family-owned nature reserve offers an eco-friendly and accessible way to view Costa Rica’s amazing biodiversity. Trek along forested paths and hanging walkways with a naturalist guide as you look for a wide variety of local and migratory birds. Visit in the wintertime to catch sight of the many birds of prey that migrate through this wildlife-rich corridor.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

Best of La Fortuna Combo Tour

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Design your own perfect day in La Fortuna with this customizable combo tour. Cross the rain forest canopy on hanging bridges, swim at the base of mystical La Fortuna Waterfall, hike the Lava Slides trail at Arenal Volcano National Park, and soak in Arenal’s famous volcanic hot springs. Take your pick of activities, or do them all for a full day of adventure and relaxation. Optional lunch and dinner add-ons provide a taste of authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$140.80
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US$140.80
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Hanging Bridges-Volcano Hike and Night walk with free Hotsprings.

Hanging Bridges-Volcano Hike and Night walk with free Hotsprings.

We run small goups in order to keep high standards.Best way to enjoy La Fortuna in 5 hours with a free visit to a free hotsprigs.
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  • 5 hours
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US$225.65
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Combined Tour (Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano)

Combined Tour (Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano)

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"Celeste" in Spanish means celestial, paradisiacal and also the light blue color of the clear sky. These adjectives perfectly describe the area you will visit in this tour. On the flanks of the Tenorio Volcano National Park, this 7 km hike takes you to the point where the river Mother Nature magically mixes the water of two crystalline streams, changing its color to the beautiful blue light we call Celeste. Continue to "the pots", the depressions in the clay-filled soil with supposed therapeutic properties and the Tenorio Volcano hot springs. The trail continues through the forest until you reach the dazzling waterfall of Rio Celeste. During all this time, the surrounding jungle is full of life forms, smells and incredible sounds.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$173.87
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Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall

Hanging Bridges + La Fortuna Waterfall

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Arenal Hanging Bridges is one of the most visited tourist attraction in La Fortuna, only 4 km (2.5 miles) west of Tabacón within a 250 hectare (618 acres) reserve of primary forest. The visitor who loves nature can enjoy 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, friendly design along 3 km rain forest circuit of interpretive trails built with paving blocks to prevent slipping. The bridges are built of aluminum, galvanized steel, and concrete, to ensure maximum security for their visitors. They were designed by structural engineers with the most demanding safety margins in the world. When you visit the Waterfall, you are not only getting the chance to enjoy this marvelous natural wonder, you will be helping to support the Development Association of the community; 100% of the entrance fee goes for social projects and benefit schools, nutritional centers, the orphanage, our roads and more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$174.94
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Twilight Walk at the Hanging Bridges

Twilight Walk at the Hanging Bridges

This Sunset tour allows visitors to discover the hidden world and wildlife of the lush rainforest, and the picturesque volcano, which is dyed in the colors of the sunset, hanging of the most spectacular bridges of Costa Rica. Accompanied by a naturalist guide, you will hike a paved trail of 3.2 km, with a total of six hanging bridges.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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Nocturnal Walk in the Hanging Bridges

Nocturnal Walk in the Hanging Bridges

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One of the most popular activities in La Fortuna, a guided hanging bridges tour is a fool-proof way to spot wildlife and learn more about the Costa Rican rain forest. This nighttime hanging bridges tour in Mistico Park puts a twist on the classic excursion by introducing you to the forest's nocturnal residents, such as honey bears, barn owls, and over 4,500 species of nocturnal butterflies (twice the number of daytime butterflies!). This tour includes pickup and drop-off from some centrally located La Fortuna hotels.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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