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 La Fortuna de San Carlos, use our La Fortuna de San Carlos trip maker website .
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  • We enjoyed walking through this park. The bridges challenged my fear of heights but after the 1st bridge I realized that if I wanted the bridges to sway less I should go with fewer people on the bridg...  more »
  • The guided nature was was so peaceful. Hearing the birds and water helped clear your mind and restore your soul. The hanging bridges were fun and gave great views. I would have liked to see more wildl...  more »
  • In Costa Rica, in la Fontana and also in Monte verde are hanging bridges , average 12 to 14 hanging bridges. It is a good experience and because you are 30 to meters up it could easier to see some ani...  more »
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  • If you enjoy waiting in line then Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park is your place to be. 3108m and a 2 hour walk on a paved flat road gives you an idea of how long you are waiting waiting. On each of the six hanging bridges are just 15 persons allowed at a time. The view from this bridges is quite nice and with everyone taking pictures the wait in front of them is long. There are some animals to see but with all the people walking and talking they are far away.
  • I loved being there! I would definetly go again! It was an amazing experience. We didn’t have a guide but saw a sloth, very big lizard, bats and monkeys. Unfortunately the sloth was on top of the tree so no picture:( We spent around 3 hours here.
  • We arrived at Mistico Hanging Bridges with a tour group, and I am SO glad we did. Having a guide allowed us to see so many animals I'm sure we would have missed otherwise! The park is really easy to get through, with limited hills, it's all paved and the "hike" is very nice. I did not expect the bridges to be wobbly, but they did move quite a bit! Being that high up was sort of exhilarating! A few of the bridges reach over 250 feet above the rainforest floor. The views are gorgeous. The different type of plants and flowers are just so pretty. With the help of our guide, we spotted howler monkeys, an eyelash pit viper, bats in a hollow log, a toucan, and a number of cool insects and lizards. The bridges are definitely an adventure you should not miss while in Costa Rica!
  • Great adventure park for the whole family. Beautiful views, wild life and cool experience crossing the hanging bridges! It is a safe place for kids, I highly recommend you visit this park. Prices are fare, the staff is really friendly.
  • Horseback Riding - In the early Spring my family travelled to Costa Rica and simply drove around for a week. On a brief stay in the area of La Fortuna we went on a horseback trip booked with Mistico at the park. It was very nice and my two young sons very much enjoyed it. The guide spoke English well and took a lot of time ensuring that we saw a lot of wildlife such as local birds and monkeys. It was well worth the money. The kids also did the giant balls down the hill. I think they are called Zorbes. This was over rather quickly, but again, it was worth the money in the long run.

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