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“A Spiritual and Delightful Emotional Experience”

Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy travelling the forest comfortably in our revitalizing paths full of nature and wildlife. In front of the majestic Arenal Volcano you can admire its beauty and the wonderful forest that surrounds it, as well as a reserve populated with wildlife in their natural habitat that will allow you an encounter with the roots of the human species. We have large parking areas, restaurant, restrooms facilities, free Wi-Fi, a gift shop and transport services to the town of La Fortuna and nearby hotels. Activities offered: Hanging Bridges, Horseback Riding, Waterfall Rappelling, Arenal Zorbing, Butterfly Gardens, night walks, birdwatching.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hike through Mistico Hanging Bridges was absolutely phenomenal. It was the highlight of my trip. The service and employees there were outstandingly courteous. There is a nicely cleaned and smelling bathroom right outside of the park. There is no bathroom along the trail so use the one outside of the park before starting your journey.

This park was like walking through a Harry Potter movie with all of the twists, turns, trees, flowers, hikes, waterfalls, and of course, bridges. You will want to take tons of photos.

The hike was pleasant with some high and low parts. For the most part, if you are in physical shape you will be able to complete this within 2 or 2.5 hours.

I chose to forgo a guide and took my own journey. As I made my way to the first hanging bridge, I didn't realize how mesmerizing it would be. I almost turned around because it was suspended, but this nice couple from Colorado took me under their wings and we completed the path through the park.

The bridges are well cared for and safe. Only a dozen or so people are allowed on at a time. There is no jumping or any horseplay. The venue has been open for 16 years.

We passed several tour groups and we heard the guide pointing out wildlife that his trained eye could see - woodpeckers, snakes, spiders, etc.

There is an on-site restaurant outside of the park if you get hungry and the views are absolutely divine. If you are with someone who is in a wheelchair or has a difficult time walking, this activity is not for you.

Please don't pass this up if you are physically able to take the hikes. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Ro K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our day at Mistico to do the hanging bridges (without guide). We saw lots of wildlife and the trails were well kept and easy to navigate. We highly recommend a guide, as we passed a few groups and overheard the wealth of knowledge that the guides were sharing with guests. Beautiful view of Arenal Volcano. Wear bug spray, and bring water with you as the park took about 2 hours total.

Thank 1smith2
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its a nice park with plenty of birds (not only), but from my point of view not really worth the money.

Thank saiyanko
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hike in the middle of the forest. Beautiful views on the way. There is a chance to spot some dart frogs and some monkeys o the way. Bit pricey.

Thank h0nesttraveller101
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