Arenal: Hanging Bridges Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

Arenal: Hanging Bridges Walking Tour

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company
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From US$ 75 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel through the Arenal Volcano area's tropical rainforest on 16 hanging bridges through a network of trails. Experience Costa Rica’s popular eco-tourism destination by travelling 2 miles into the tropical rainforest to witness rare plants and animals.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up is at local hotels in the Arenal Volcano area. Please let the tour provider know the name and address of your hotel at the reconfirmation of your booking. We charge an extra fee for some hotels outside of the normal pick-up zone.


  • Wander through the 16 Hanging Bridges while under the canopy of a primary rainforest
  • Learn about the biodiversity of the area from your naturalist guide
  • See tropical birds and lush tropical vegetation from above the forest floor
  • Appreciate the environmentally sound network of trails and bridges
Full description
Located near the Arenal Volcano, the Arenal Hanging Bridges is an environmentally friendly network of trails and 16 hanging bridges that take you up into the canopy of the Arenal Volcano area's lush tropical rainforest. Now you can immerse yourself in the area's stunning panoramic nature views as you travel down a web of trails. Your professional guide will tell you about the area's biodiversity. Learn about how this environmentally sound project was constructed, as you enjoy getting closer to the rainforest. View tropical birds in their natural habitat, and get up close to rare flowers and other rainforest vegetation. Listen to frogs echo through the forest and spot interesting insects. If you're lucky, you might even see an ocelot! In addition to the plants and wildlife, the hanging bridges also gives you spectacular views of the surrounding area, including the Arenal Volcano.
  • Transport to/from your hotel in La Fortuna area
  • Fun and professional naturalist guide
  • Tropical fruit break
  • Any additional food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Travel from the San José area on the Adventure Connection
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring bug repellent, a camera, binoculars, rain gear, and hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • Tours run rain or shine. For reasons beyond our control, we may change to a more suitable tour with equal or similar difficulty rating and adventure appeal. We reserve the right to cancel due to unsafe conditions.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Fantastic experience. Marcos was an excellent guide, pointing out things we’d never have seen on our own. I’m sometimes scared of heights and should have been a lot more nervous crossing the 6 hanging bridges as they’re high and wobbly, but I did feel very safe. Thank you!

March 24, 2023

Our guide Jason was phenomenal!!!! He was so nice, knew a bunch about the local species and made the experience truly special. He spoke both English and Spanish fluently to make our tour even easier because we did not speak fluent Spanish. Full pickup and drop-off and stopping on the road to see some monkeys and a sloth really showed he cared about our time there. Great organization and tour that I would recommend to all. I didn't want to leave!

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March 24, 2023

The tour was amazing. Ruben, our guide was fun, knowledgeable and a fantastic educator on all the different species of animals. Park was beautiful and well maintained. The bridges were amazing and the whole experience was special. Thanks for giving us such happy memories. We'll be back

March 24, 2023

Product ID: 25064