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  • Address: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park Tours

The 16 hanging bridges that line the paths of Costa Rica’s Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park stretch a total of 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) across the steep landscape. See the birds, monkeys, sloths, snakes, and frogs that call the forest canopy home by ascending these spans, suspended above gorges and stretched across jungle floors.
 
The Basics
A hike through the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park in sunny weather is a perfect way to spend several hours viewing and photographing the area’s flora and fauna. The life of the rain forest largely takes place overhead, in the thick canopy of jungle and sunlight.
 
Wander through the thick vegetation on well-marked trails on your own, or join a guided tour focused on plants, birds, and animals—or more adventurous pursuits. An early morning birding tour is the best way to expand your bird list, with more than 60 species spotted regularly in this protected wilderness. Also look for families of monkeys swinging through the air and lazy sloths lounging among tree limbs. For a unique view of the forest, sign up for a night walk. Some guided tours combine a visit to the park with stops at Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall, Lake Arenal, and the nearby Tabacon Hot Springs.
 
Know Before You Go
  • Closed-toe shoes are required in Mistico Park; wearing sandals is not permitted and you will be refused entry.
  • The Sal & Pimienta Restaurant, on the park grounds, is open daily from 7:30am to 4pm.
  • The rain forest is home to a hearty bug population; insect repellent is a good idea.
  • Children under 10 years old receive free admission.
 
How to Get There
The hanging bridges are located five miles (eight kilometers) east of Tabacon and 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) from La Fortuna. Look for them just after the exit to El Castillo, on the lakefront road to Tilaran. Round-trip transportation from nearby hotels is available for an additional fee.
 
When to Get There
General entry and guided tours take place Monday through Sunday from 7:30am to 4:30pm. Costa Rica’s rainy season is typically May through November; prime Arenal Volcano viewing time is September and October. 
 
Adventure Tours in Mistico Park
The adventure seeker in you will find plenty to keep busy at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. One option is a zorbing tour, which envelops you in a huge rubber ball in order to roll safely (if quickly) down a steep hill. Book a Paco’s Horses tour to ride through a remote pasture for epic views, or set out for Spider Monkey Canyon to rappel and zipline among the canyon’s striking natural features.

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3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike, Liberia, null
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3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

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Designed with an outstanding combination for you to explore the best of the wonders surrounding the volcano. This tour is for those who love hiking and walking ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $192.50
Arenal Hanging Bridges Hiking Tour, La Fortuna, Hiking & Camping
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Arenal Hanging Bridges Hiking Tour

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The hanging bridges forest reserve comprises 243 hectares of protected forest. It is ideal for hikers who would like to discover and admire the unique ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
4-in-1 Arenal Volcano Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano Hike, and Tabacon Hot ... 
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4-in-1 Arenal Volcano Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Volcano Hike, and Tabacon Hot Springs

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Join this 4-in-1 tour where you get to see the best of Costa Rica in 12.5 hours. Channel your inner bravery and cross the Arenal Hanging Bridges to catch ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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Hanging Bridges Walking Tour in Arenal, La Fortuna, Eco Tours
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Hanging Bridges Walking Tour in Arenal

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See the rainforest from up above on this Arenal Hanging Bridges tour! Explore the famous Costa Rican rainforest in Arenal and walk along 15 different bridges ...  Read more

Location: Arenal, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall Nature Hike, La Fortuna, Nature & Wildlife
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Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall Nature Hike

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This tour gives you the opportunity, in a single day, to sample the attractions that have made the Arenal region famous, you can enjoy the rainforests flora ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00
2-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall, La Fortuna, Hiking & ... 
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2-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges and La Fortuna Waterfall

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If you are on limited time or simply you don’t want a full day tour; this tour is specially designed for those who love exploring the beauties of the rain ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $154.00
Class II-III Rafting and Hanging Bridges from La Fortuna, La Fortuna, Hiking & Camping
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Class II-III Rafting and Hanging Bridges from La Fortuna

Family fun, excitement and natural hike through rainforest on suspended bridges hanging over the canopy. In the morning enjoy nature, take photos, and scan the ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Arenal Hanging Bridges Nature Tour, La Fortuna, White Water Rafting
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Arenal Hanging Bridges Nature Tour

For nature lovers! Discover the enchantment of the nature walking on 15 bridges from 5 to 100 meters long, friendly design along 3 km rain forest circuit of ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.00
Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour, La Fortuna, Nature & Wildlife
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Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour

Join this 4-hour tour and get ready to explore some of Arenal Hanging Bridges.

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.00
Arenal Hanging Bridges in Mistico Park, La Fortuna, Nature & Wildlife
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Arenal Hanging Bridges in Mistico Park

Known as one of the most beautiful environmental projects in Costa Rica, Arenal Hanging Bridges is a combination of trails and hanging bridges situated near ...  Read more

Location: La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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