Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Arenal Volcano National Park

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    This walk was very nice. We went with a tour guide and found spiders, snakes, and a sloth. The bridges were a bit creepy to go over, but very safe. It was a beautiful morning.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    circuit in the forest composed of simple bridges or bridges from which we had a nice view bridges are well secured and can tremble if we are several top... Let's select its time slot because it can be of the world, groups...
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  • August 8, 2017
    We visited this as part of a Caravan tour. Our local guide pointed out a lot to us that we would not have seen on our own (trees, snails, viper, sloth, bats) The scenery is gorgeous, the bridges are r...  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    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!
  • June 2, 2017
    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
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • May 28, 2017
    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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