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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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Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
star-4.5
USD45.36 per adult
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Great experience !
We had an amazing time and our tour guide David was fantastic. I highly suggest doing this tour with a tour guide
Rebecca_R, Jan. 2023

Recent reviews from experiences in La Fortuna

star-5
A must do tour!
Anna_W, Feb. 2023
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Such a brilliant day! Erica and Raul are brilliant guides and we learnt so much about the local area and the wildlife. We saw two types of monkeys and sloths. The lunch was great and the waterfall is simply beautiful. A wonderful day with brilliant guides!
star-5
Fun day
Rob_G, Feb. 2023
Arenal Highlights (Hanging Bridges, Fortuna´s Waterfall, lunch & Arenal Volcano)
The hanging bridges and we saw a family of monkeys swinging the treetops! Mario was a very knowledgeable and fun guide!
star-4
Fabulous Park and Guide
Juanita_L, Feb. 2023
Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
Our tour guide, Victor, was very knowledgeable and really good at spotting and pointing out the wildlife. The park and hanging bridges were amazing. When I booked the tour it said it included transportation, but when I tried to arrange transportation they said it was not and there would be an additional charge. Luckily we had a car, but that was frustrating.
star-5
Excellent Experience
Emily_L, Jan. 2023
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Excellent trip. Juan Carlos and Jorge were fantastic. Juan Carlos was clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does which made the trip very enjoyable.
star-5
Fantastic Night Safari!
Mihail_G, Jan. 2023
Nocturnal Walk in the Hanging Bridges
That was the most awesome night safari I‘ve ever done! We saw really amazing animals; the guide was super good and friendly - he took photos for us and told us a lot about the animals! I loved it!
star-5
Glad we had a guide
Gerry_N, Jan. 2023
Hanging Bridges Walk in Arenal Volcano
Our guide, Carlos, was very knowledgeable paid attention to each guest. Driver to the venue, Andreas, was also very friendly and even stopped on our way back to show us a sloth family
star-5
Great trip for a solo traveler
Andrea_V, Jan. 2023
Arenal Highlights (Hanging Bridges, Fortuna´s Waterfall, lunch & Arenal Volcano)
Mario was the most fabulous guide, and we had great group of strangers who became friends. I'm travelling solo in Costa Rica, and this was a perfect tour for me. I loved everything we did.
star-5
On the Road, Jungle, volcano, hanging bridges, and hot springs.
Jonathan_F, Jan. 2023
Full day Hanging Bridges, Arenal Volcano, Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings
Excellent company to book. Christain was our guide and he gets 6 stars. It’s a long day and you better be in half decent shape.
star-5
What a great day!
Bridget_M, Jan. 2023
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
We were lucky to have Erika and Jorge. Erika was amazing! She had so much energy and knowledge. We saw sloths, viper snakes, three types of monkeys, and more….it was a long day, but worth it. Beware - stairs to waterfall are no joke (there are over 500). We loved it all.
star-4
Peaceful walk
Nathalie_C, Jan. 2023
Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
Henderson was knowledgeable and spotted a snake, bats and lézard that we would have never saw. It rained almost the entire time of the tour which made it difficult to observe birds. Nevertheless a beautiful walk in the trails.
star-5
Worthwhile experience
Hunter_D, Jan. 2023
Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
Saw many animals - howler monkeys, spider monkeys, lizards, birds, etc. Having a tour guide was super helpful as we probably would not have spotted at least 70% of the animals. Hanging bridges are fun, have great views, and are definitely safe. Recommend for anyone traveling through Arenal.
star-5
An amazing experience!
Ashley_N, Jan. 2023
Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
Such a fun day! Indira was warm, friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about the vegetation, culture and wildlife! We adored her! We recommend this trip to anyone looking for fun :) We saw butterflies, tarantula, vipers, a sloth, lots of monkeys!
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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: