Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Arenal Volcano National Park

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Bridge Tourist Spot
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 holiday in El Castillo, and find out what else El Castillo has to offer, use our El Castillo family vacation planner.
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  • If you take this magnificent hike you have to hire a guide. Our guide showed us so much wild life we would have missed on our own. This is a must do!  more »
  • The brides are nice, and despite being high and a bit bouncy when other people are on them, I felt completely safe. There is a very nice walk from bridge to bridge, but keep in mind that it is the jun...  more »
  • Our travel agent booked us on this excursion. I am so glad that they did. This was a very fun morning adventure. We went through the rain forest, Mystico, over and up and down and saw so much wildlife...  more »
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  • The bridges definitely offer great views. The hike was nice because you see the subtle variation in the forest. We saw several coates, monkeys, lizards, and butterflies. Easy trails for beginner hikers. We thought it was worth the modest cost. Ate lunch afterward and the food was great too.
  • Awesome! Arenal was my favorite location in Costa Rica. The bridges are well maintained and the route was extremely do able for people of all ages. The vistas were out of this world, but for me seeing all these palms in their natural habitat was a life time dream completely fulfilled. Keep doing what you're doing Mistico Arenal!
  • Walking around was so nice and peaceful watching all the wildlife and trees around. There is a few large tour groups but all we ran into were being respectful and we moved easily passed them. The walk is easy and not too hard either
  • Nice hanging bridges and beautiful scenery. Saw butterflies, hummingbirds, spider monkeys, a waterfall, a giant moth and many bird species. Kids are free. Great to go early and walk a few hours then stop and have lunch in there restaurant.
  • The nature walk was beautiful and had amazing views of the mountains. The staff was extremely accomdating and everything was well thought out. The park was very well maintained and the garden had a variety of plants. We also went zorbing (you get in an inflatable ball and roll down a hill) which was crazy fun.

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