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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
$150.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun and informative
Erica was wonderful - very informative and I she helped with some great shots of birds. Learned alot about the area from her. I would recommend if you are ok with walking a ton!
Jay_J, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in La Fortuna

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Breathtaking
Ramon_D, Sep 2021
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
The tour guide was very kind, knowledgeable and shared interesting facts. Give this person a raise! Transportation was great and it followed COVID-19 protection guidelines. Be prepared to walk a lot. I’m happy with the experience. Would recommend 100%.
star-5
Enjoyably great and exhausting day lol
Onaje_B, Jan 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Erica was awesome! This tour was all day, with some physical elements to it. Erica’s ability to provide a great experience to us all with the physical challenges all at once was remarkable. Great experience. Most definitely bring hiking shoes and water.
star-5
Must see and do tour
donnaguidry1969, Jan 2022
Combined Tour (Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal Volcano)
Wonderful, informative tour guides. Great hikes, beautiful views, sloths, snakes, birds, bays, plants. Amazing
star-5
Mistico Hanging Bridge
Cynthia_P, Jan 2022
Mistico Hanging Bridges Park from La Fortuna
Saw a lot of wildlife animals . Hanging bridges were fun . Our tour guide Levi was very knowledgeable ,lively and fun to be with
star-5
Amazing!
Amber_M, Dec 2021
Combo Tour Arenal: Hanging Bridges + Hot Springs + Waterfall from San José
Our tour guide Fernando made our experience exceptional. He was patient with us, very polite and helped make our adventures so much fun. I’d recommend Fernando to any of my family or friends that are visiting Costa Rica.
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Worth it!
Michael_K, Jan 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
This was a great tour to a lot of central CR. Erica is very knowledgeable of the history, landscape and wildlife. It is not too strenuous, really enjoyed the tour
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Our tour guide (Fabrizio)...
Kinga_P, Dec 2021
Arenal Highlights (Hanging Bridges, Fortuna´s Waterfall, lunch & Arenal Volcano)
Our tour guide (Fabrizio) was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting insights during the tour. Our favorite part was visit to the Mystique Park with Hanging Bridges.
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Our guide Erica was...
Tyler_W, Jan 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Our guide Erica was FABULOUS!!! She was so kind and very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the beautiful sights at all of the locations. The driver was very safe and timly and the most comfortable we have felt on the roads so far. We are extremely pleased with our experience and would consider this a must do when you visit La Fortuna.
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Must Do!!
Jairo_M, Sep 2021
Combo Tour Arenal: Hanging Bridges + Hot Springs + Waterfall from San José
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! This tour was unforgettable all thanks to Hayro! He was extremely informative and patient with us. We were able to see two different types of monkeys, toucan , humming birds, all type of wildlife. Everywhere we went/drove through, Hayro went into detail regarding the region and made many stops to take pictures. The Hot Springs were beautiful and had an amazing view of Volcan Arenal. If you are looking for a great tour this is the one!
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An amazing experience in Arenal
Csar_E, Aug 2021
3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike
That experience was AMAZING. To buy this opcion was the best thing we could do to expend the day in Arenal. Our guide, Pedro, was amazing. He helped us to discover the most beautiful animals in the area. The lunch was amazing, they treated us as family and everything were delicious. Absolutely recommended.
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An Arenal must do
Jorge_I, Jul 2021
Combo La Fortuna Waterfall Arenal Volcano & Mistico Hanging Bridges
Great tour, but prepare to walk some inclines… our guides were wonderful and made the trip that much special … A shout out to our tour guides Raul and Augusto … Pura Vida 🤙🏼
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Excellent tour. Tour...
Meaghan_F, Jan 2022
Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
Excellent tour. Tour guide Levi was great. Well worth the money. Must do in La Fortuna, hits all of the high points in one tour.

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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