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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  • We selected the Hanging Bridges tour instead of zip-lining because we wanted to actually see the floral and fauna of the tree canopy and surrounding areas. We were not disappointed - the walk was not ...  more »
  • We do enjoyed this. Did this with CATours snd had s great guide. She found critters that we would not have known were there.  more »
  • With a guide who could tell us a lot about the nature we have walked three hours through the park. It was a bit ' luxury ' in the wilderness wander but for my fine because I do not want to be directly confronted with one of the 138 species of snakes or other creeping things. Finally we have a small poisonous snake seen (at rest), birds including a Toucan, a tarantula in his hole and a sloth but we need a special binoculars for. About the bridges walk was a fun experience and gives beautiful pictures. Also, do you have in the park at various spots a nice view of the Arenal Volcano. Nice to have a time to have done it.
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  • 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!
  • Great place to see the rainforest from above. The price is high for a few hour walk around. But i think it wurth the money.
  • Beautiful park where you can enjoy a paved walk through lovely rainforests. Saw a family of Congo monkeys as well and got some good photos. Wasn't overly crowded, but we went on a weekday in the off season while it was raining!
  • Very affordable place to kill a few hours in the rain forest, wear good shoes as some parts of the trail are steep and slippery. Bridges had amazing views of the volcano.
  • Delightful walk on well manicured paths with 16 hanging bridges. Hanging bridges were very well maintained and offered spectacular views. Great for all ages.