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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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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
$162.70 per adult
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Amazing
We had an amazing tour. Very informative and fulfilling. Glad we. Hose this tour. A great full day of exploring the area. Highly recommended.
Noel_B, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in La Fortuna

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Great time! PURA VIDA
Liz_O, Aug 2022
Arenal Highlights (Hanging Bridges, Fortuna´s Waterfall, lunch & Arenal Volcano)
What a memorable day! Our tour guide Mario was so nice and made the whole day very fun. We had some so-so weather but even with clouds and rain Mario made the day so enjoyable and we learned a lot about the area, it’s history and biodiversity.
star-5
Amazing Tour- Totally worth it!
Elisa_I, Aug 2022
Combo Tour Arenal: Hanging Bridges + Hot Springs + Waterfall from San José
Jayro was our guide. He was knowledgeable and funny! Gave us so much personalized attention and was very kind with our 9 year old daughter. We LOVED this tour! The hanging bridges was the best part. The next day our legs were killing us because of all the stair climbing and hiking , so be prepared! I wouldn’t recommend very little kids for this tour but my 9 year old was a trooper! She enjoyed it so much. Jayro is the man! Thank you for everything!
star-5
Jorge were outstanding friendly and very knowledgeable enjoyed it immensely!!
Liz_H, Aug 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Pepe and Jorge were outstanding friendly and very knowledgeable enjoyed it immensely! All Events were so enjoyable we definitely recommend!
star-5
Amazing Mistico adventure
Eoin_O, Jul 2022
Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
Amazing experience for the whole family. Donald is the most wonderful naturalist and tour guide. Great for kids, lots to see & great views from the hanging bridges. Highly recommend. Eoin & Family (Ireland).
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Top Tour for this trip.
Hannah_E, Jul 2022
Mistico Park Hanging Bridges Guided Tour
The ridges were amazing and just the stunning paths, trees, waterfalls and views. But the whole area , paths , bridges , gardens was spotless and well maintained and our guide Donald was AMAZING! He found the smallest poison dart frog out of no where. One of the best tours possible in Arenal.
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Fun Family Day!!
Rid, Jul 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Amazing adventure! Our guide Raul and our driver made this unforgettable. We learned lots of interesting facts about Costa Rica throughout the day. Definitely worth doing if staying near La Fortuna/Arenal.
star-5
Memorable and fun!
Traci_Y, Jul 2022
Arenal Highlights (Hanging Bridges, Fortuna´s Waterfall, lunch & Arenal Volcano)
We had an excellent guide Mario, extremely knowledgeable and patient. As well as a fabulous driver Diego. We thoroughly enjoyed our first taste of Costa Rica!
star-5
Beautiful scenery, fun...
Amanda_C, Jul 2022
Hanging Bridges Walk in Arenal Volcano
Beautiful scenery, fun for the entire family! Takes about 1.5hrs to complete, easy hike for young children and older adults
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Full day tour
Brenda_S, Jul 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
The whole experience is totally worth it! Raúl & Joel were amazing! The included lunch was delicious, as well. So, I don’t regret booking this tour with them
star-4
Very pretty, great hiking & experience. We enjoyed this place on our trip
Robin_V, Jun 2022
Hanging Bridges Walk in Arenal Volcano
We had a really nice day visiting the hanging bridges. Our family all enjoyed spending a few hours of our day here.
star-5
Great Twilight Tour
tirzadantuma, Jun 2022
Nocturnal Walk in the Hanging Bridges
I had a great time during this tour given by Gabriel. It was a nice trail and we got to see some snakes a frog an a tarantula.
star-5
Fun, fun, fun!
Nishi_P, Jun 2022
3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike
Our driver and guide were both amazing. It was an action packed day, with good people. Highly recommend!
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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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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: