Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park, El Castillo

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Must see · Bridge · Tourist Spot
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 El Castillo, use our El Castillo trip maker website.
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  • We really enjoyed our tour through the rainforest & hanging bridges. Our guide George was very knowledgeable. We saw several different animal species. The bridges were fun to walk across & offered...  more »
  • My friends and I had a blast on this excursion. Our guide, Mario, made this event exciting and incredibly educational. We booked our trip through Jacamar and they were very responsive and...  more »
  • We did the night tour here, and the tour guide was great. He told us he has been doing it for 20 years, and it was really obvious that he has a passion for the park. He was also extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He even showed us how to take good photos in the dark using your cellphones. The tour itself was also very well done. It took a little over 2 hours. During that time, we were able to see frogs, pit vipers, spiders, crickets, and bunch of other things. I would recommend; especially if it's a rainy day and you're still looking for something you can do outdoors.
  • It was awesome. Lots of bridges to cross and some great views. It can easily take at least an hour and a half. And it's important to wear hiking or at least athletic shoes. Some spots were steep. It was raining when I went. Good idea to travel light and to wear light weight clothes underneath any poncho as you can quickly get overheated.
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