Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Arenal Volcano National Park

Venture into the rainforest and stroll Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, a series of suspension bridges overlooking the Arenal Volcano National Park. Take a guided tour or embark on the 3 km (1.8 mi) trail by yourself through 250 hectares (617 acres) of private rainforest reserve. Along the way, you'll cross fifteen bridges, six of which are hanging, and enjoy stunning views of the lush rainforest, the lake and waterfall, and even the Arenal Volcano. Wear comfortable shoes and prepare to spot many tropical birds, rare vegetation, lizards, and monkeys. To visit Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park on your trip to El Castillo, use our El Castillo trip maker website .
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  • Great ride, not too difficult even with children. The bridges very fun with beautiful views of the Valley. A view of the volcano also if time permits. No reservation necessary. Go early in the morning however. Possibility to take a guide but not necessarily required, we have not seen a lot of animals. Despite cela beautiful rainforest and lovely ballad. The Ballad can be done in 1½ hours if you walk quickly and 2-2: 30 if you take the time. A reduction of 10% with the premium card all costa rica. I recommend.
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  • It is very fun and interesting this stroll amongst vegetation, streams, waterfalls, with various animals which can be seen on the road. And of course, walk the bridges, it is a beautiful experience.
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  • Once you are in Arenal, really recommend to visit...the road to the bridges from Arenal very nice itself. We didn't see much wildlife (some birds and lizards) but the greenery was really beautiful...w...  more »
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  • Nice walk, maybe a bit to arranged but I guess that is also for protecting the forest from all people visiting. Amazing work to have done and keep the walking paths and bridges in the god condition they are. Stunning views when walking on the hanging bridges. The guides are knowledgeable about animals and plants. Our group of 10 was a bit to large in my view and make it hard for the guise to reach all. All in all I'm happy I took the guided tour as it is easy to miss animals if you walk by yourself, our guide could find and point out, hummingbirds, a sloth, a wiper, tarantulas, bats various birds and of corse many different planes and trees.
  • I think this place is fantastic for families but it’s not for someone looking for challenge or impressive hike. A guide might not be a bad idea if your into discovering the animals. Otherwise, the trek is a very easy 1-2 hours. With that said, what they’ve created is incredible and reasonably priced. The view of the volcano is truly inspiring and with visiting.
  • Lots of fun! You will get to see tons of wildlife! Bring your camera because there are tons of great spots to take pictures. We only did the bridges the route to the first bridge is all uphill but is a relatively short distance so it should be manageable. Although we did not take a guided tour if you are interested in nature photography I would highly recommend it as I noticed those on tours had more things pointed out to them.
  • Love the hanging bridges of Mistico. Wanted a guided tour but you have to reserve in advance. So we walked by ourselves. You can rent a buggy but we have a carrier for our baby. Lots of animals to see but would have preferred a guide because we probably walked passed a lot of animals. Hummingbirds, sloths, bats etc.
  • Definitely fun! Be aware that it is a rain forest so chances are you will get rained on. The hanging bridges provide beautiful sights. The walking may be difficult for less fit individuals and anyone who has difficulty walking. At the end is a beautiful sight of the volcano if it isn't cloudy you could see the whole thing. Chances are high that you will see all types of animals.

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