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 Arenal Volcano National Park, use our Arenal Volcano National Park trip maker website .
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  • We visited the park and choose on of their packages. First we walked around the park/rain forest with a guide, he was very knowledgeable and knew a lot about the plants, park and animals! We later wen...  more »
  • Great tour. I cannot understand the comments regarding the excessive price. The guides are licensed(!), can answer any question and the site now also needs care and administration, which no one will do voluntarily. Whether you see animals is of course a matter of luck and cannot influence the park either. Our guide Donald was very ambitious to show us as many animals as possible (=what also worked, through the special equipment they carry). A lot has also been learned about the flora. Through the small groups of about 6 participants, everyone can ask individual questions and you will get to know a few other travelers :) Really great!
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  • We had a great time exploring the park. Went on our own, without a guide, and really enjoyed it. There are shorter and longer routes to choose from and all are clearly signposted, so you will not need a map. Note that some paths can be quite steep and narrow. Unfortunately, we did not see any animals or birds, but plenty of insects; some really noisy bugs.. It was just great to enjoy a walk in the rainforest and admire magnificent views from the hanging bridges. The bridges are narrow and you have to go one after another; they can be quite shaky, especially if several people are trotting across at the same time - good fun though. Plenty of spots to stop and look and listen into the forest, appreciate the green foliage of different species of trees and plants.. watch over the canopy.. When you finished, there is a cafeteria and a gift shop. Great place to visit!
  • The park has beautiful scenery and the hanging bridges give you an awesome view of Costa Rica's beautiful jungle and wildlife. Be prepared to walk up many steep hills. The walk took us 2 hrs to complete on self-guided tour. Glad we made the trip, it's an experience I'll never forget! It wont disappoint!
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