Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, Arenal Volcano National Park

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Went here with a private guide and it was an incredible experience. We saw spider monkeys, howler monkeys, snakes, spiders, a Toucan, and more. Hiked down to the waterfall and that was also a great ex...  read more »
  • With a guide we navigated this wonderful hike through the rainforest and across hanging bridges. The trail is well marked and it is a fantastic opportunity to see our guides "office" and all it's beau...  read more »
  • Very pretty, low-impact loop walk; really well maintained. Took about 90 mins taking our time We didn't hire a guide so only saw a couple of birds - in fact, were surprised how very quiet and still it...  read more »
  • Great experience walking through the rainforest and along their hanging bridges! Be a little wary of other groups and troublemakers looking to shake or jump on the bridges... there are signs asking that people not do this but it can really turn a relaxing rainforest walk into a perilous journey when you've got some teenagers on the bridge with you from another tour group. Took many amazing pictures, would definitely return again if we're ever back in Costa Rica!
  • Delightful walk on well manicured paths with 16 hanging bridges. Hanging bridges were very well maintained and offered spectacular views. Great for all ages.
  • Excellent place to go and connect with the beautiful scenery and beauty that Costa Rica has to offer. Depending on your physical condition and if you hire a guide, the trail can take around 1 to 2.5 hours to complete. This is one of these places in Costa Rica you can drive to and save some money. Hiring a guide is not needed but its recommended. The guide can explain everything about Costa Rica's wild life and forest. The admition to the park will run you around $20.00 per person... not sure how much for the guide...
  • The bridges were very cool, though my wife was a little scared because we were so high in the hills. It was not a big deal because everything was secure. We just wished that the weather was better but we went during the rainy season and expected it to rain.
  • Explore the dense wilderness of Costa Rica on bridges dangling over rainforest canyons and trails carved out around beautiful mountains. It's relatively safe but I'd keep a tight hand on the little ones.
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