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.
2.5-hour tour of the Mistico Park nature reserve in Arenal
Walk along the forest floor and hanging bridges to explore different levels of the rain forest
Learn about the area's ecosystem and wildlife from a naturalist guide
Look for a range of exotic birds that inhabit the rain forest canopy
Eco-friendy way to get in touch with Costa Rica's famous biodiversity
Choice of several departures throughout the day
All entrance fees included
Snacks and beverages
Raincoats and umbrellas
Meeting And Pickup
Místico Arenal Hanging Bridges
2km este de la represa del Lago Arenal, La Fortuna de, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
Entrance beside the Dam Wall of Lake Arenal.
La Fortuna, San Carlos
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Arenal Hanging Bridges
1 hour • Admission Ticket Included
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A moderate amount of walking is involved.
Trails made on a convenient non-slip material
There are no steps on the trails
Although there is a good possibility of observing species, we can not guarantee the presence of wildlife during your visit
Infant seats available
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Luis was absolutely fantastic as our guide. He shared so much information about the plants and animals of the rain forest. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Costa Rica is a beautiful country filled with kind people.
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This was a really cool...
Jennifer_B, Sept 2023
This was a really cool experience and beautiful tour! I didn’t realize you could actually walk through the hanging bridges on your own, if you (like me) don’t like to walk slow then going on your own may be the better option. Our guide frequently stopped to look for animals. He was so kind and it could not have been more clear that he absolutely loved his job and this area.
JENNA_H, Sept 2023
This was my favorite experience while in La Fortuna… not only was the park incredible and clearly well cared for, but our guide Gavriela made the experience even more amazing. I learned so much that I otherwise would not have without a wonderful guide. She truly understood nature and knew what she was doing. It was so fun and so beautiful! Highly highly highly recommend!
Donald is a fantastic...
lisasaurus, Aug 2023
Donald is a fantastic guide and we saw it all. From 🦥 sloths to monkeys, eyelash viper snakes and tarantulas. Gracias Donaldo!
Must do with a guide!!
Loes_v, Aug 2023
Definitely a must do with a guide! Indura was our guide, she knew so much about the flora and fauna. With listening, she found a lot of animals like toekans, frogs, monkeys, spiders, butterfly and some snakes! Without her we would not have found so many! Thank you Indura for this unforgettable experience!
Georgios_P, Aug 2023
It was a nice experience. Nice hanging bridges and a small group of visitors . The guide was also nice
Beautiful park best enjoyed with a guide
Jared_S, July 2023
This park is fantastic. The bridges are very safe and it’s an amazing perspective to walk above the tree canopy. The views and beautiful. Our guide Bernardo was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and patient, answering all my boys 100+ questions. He was able to spot and point out many animals that hikers with out a guide were walking right past. If you are in the Fortuna area this should be at the top of your list!
A must see while in Costa Rica
Stephanie_M, July 2023
My family and I had an amazing time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area, and was great at pointing out wildlife along the path. We even got to see spider monkeys jumping around- so cool! The landscape was stunning, and the hanging bridges were so neat! I would definitely do this tour again!
Alan_M, July 2023
Carlos was a great guide with a great eye. Without a guide you won’t spot much! Trail is very doable for all abilities.
Megan_G, June 2023
Mistico Hanging Bridges are a must do activity. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and found animals that we would not have seen on the trail ourselves. The bridges were so fun to walk across, and the first one gave the most amazing views of the Arenal Volcano. Be sure to go early in the day before the rain hits for a clear view of the volcano.
Very good tour guide that...
Nico_A, June 2023
Very good tour guide that made the tour fun and interesting we saw lots of birds, tree frog, basilisk, poison dart frogs, and a fer-de-lance snake. I enjoyed the guided tour and we did see some cool fauna thanks to our guide and his telescope. The views from the bridges were amazing but the trail can get busy as there were many other people.
Do it with a guide!
Stuart_Y, June 2023
Highly recommend. Don’t do this without a guide. You will miss out on all the wildlife. Saw hummingbird, monkeys, frogs and even a great insight into ants.
Our guide Gabby was awesome.
Janet_D, June 2023
Amazing time at the Mistico Bridges. Our guide, Luis, was awesome! Very knowledgeable, and an amazing ability to spot wildlife. He also took pictures through our phones and his telescopic lens. Fantastic views! Highly recommend! Also highly recommend asking for Luis to guide you!
A truly wonderful experience
Kelly_R, June 2023
A truly wonderful experience ! So glad I went with a guide, he pointed put animals that I would.never have noticed! He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife too.
Park needs to limit number of ppl allowed in park at once
Rachel_H, May 2023
This particular park is set up like Ikea: narrow one way. This would be totally fine except they allow way too many groups in at once. So we'd be in 30 person pile ups all trying to see the same tiny animal. Maybe first or last entry of the day are less crowded but I'd check how many tours they have going before is book this. They also let people go in on their own and they get all tangled up in the 10 person tour groups. They all seemed annoyed too. Our guide was knowledgeable but we didn't see as much as other places bc she had to spend so much making sure we weren't in the way of other groups or following the rules. If you still want to go after reading this, bring your own binoculars so you aren't sharing one scope with 10 other people. Often 2 to 5 of us wouldn't get to see animal bc it went away while we waited in line to look.
Response from Host, June 2023
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Jessica_S, May 2023
Carlos was very knowledgeable and personable. We were able to see many animals in their natural habitat. It was a fantastic experience I’d highly recommend to anyone.
Response from Host, June 2023
Mistico Park is a perfect place to connect with nature, been submerged in lush rainforest, and discover the dense wildlife that habits in this magical reserve. Thank you all for your advice.
We hope to see you again soon!.
Jayna_H, Apr 2023
It was all amazing. Go with a guide. The bridges. The falls. The monkeys.
The path was easy to walk. The pace was good.
Nam_T, Mar 2023
Beautiful park! Have a tour guide really help! It was worth it paying extra for the tour! Anderson did a great job pointing out all the animals and creatures in the park!
Janette_C, Mar 2023
It was a beautiful hike. Our tour guide David was amazing. We saw lots of different animals. The restaurant also had good food and great vuews
Wonderful, but lack of clarity
Edouard_B, Mar 2023
Amazing experience, I would highly recommend it! However, the shuttle isn’t free as mentioned, and cost an additional amount of ~$20 USD…
Definitely book this experience!!
Melanie_G, Feb 2023
I was amazed at how our guide Harvey was able to find the beautiful wildlife amongst the jungle!!!!!