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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  • The Arenal Hanging Bridges are a series of suspension bridges in the Volcan Arenal National Park area. As you take the 2 mile trail through the rainforest reserve there are many plants native to Costa...  more »
  • After I've seen that at the entrance to a lot of people were already around, I had the fear that just the tourists are looped. However, exactly the opposite has occurred. We had a guide for 6 persons, who spoke very good English and has advised on many interesting things along the tour. You have the opportunity to enjoy the rainforest and at the same time, you have very good views of the surrounding area by the suspension bridges. I think priced that is absolutely in order. We were about 2 h 30 on the road and were picked up directly from our hotel (for $56 per person). I would highly recommend the tour with a guide. Thus, you have the opportunity to learn a lot about the diverse plant and animal life. To recommend good shoes and waterproof clothes are definitely (umbrella can be useful). Despite some strong rain (or perhaps even because of) the tour was a unique experience. For me, the hanging bridges in Arenal are to experience one of the most beautiful ways to the rain forest in Costa Rica. Clear recommendation to anyone who is in this area.
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  • We did this walk the day before we left. We had a great guide provided by Nepenthe B&B, who pointed out many features and wonders of the Rain Forest. The facility is immaculate and very well maintaine...  more »
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  • A must see. Beautiful 2 mile hike through the rain forest. The hanging bridges are amazing. You can hear the river down below and 🐒 in the trees. Trees all around with the ground not in sight. Recommend not doing the tour so you can hike your own pace.
  • Words cannot describe the beauty of this place! Great 2-hour hike through rainforest and a series of hanging and regular bridges. The entire road is paved for ease and comfort. You can even rent jogging stroller to take young children. When Arenal is shrouded in mist and clouds, this is a great alternative...
  • Beautiful trail, excellent experience. I've never seen so much wildlife on a 3.5 km trail. If you go, go with a guide. Otherwise you'll miss out on the animals that only they know how to spot. We were 17 in our group and had kids as young as 3. We all had a blast. Highly recommended.
  • Okay. We went to the hanging Bridges on the spur of the moment one day... Oh my goodness!!! Beauty at it's best. The staff speak English and Spanish; which helps us to learn Spanish. You can take a tour solo or with a guide, the guide is a little more but he/she will be able t point out wildlife to you better than you on your own. There is a restaurant and gift shop on the property. We went solo and saw a few but the forest itself was breathing..... And Volcano Arenal was very visible. I wish I had more pictures!!😉
  • An incredible trail carved out with beautiful flora and fauna. You look up and down and the wildlife abounds. The bridges are awesome and offer spectacular views. Nice for a leisurely spent afternoon.
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