Arenal: Hanging Bridges Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

Arenal: Hanging Bridges Walking Tour

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

From US$ 69 per person

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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Covid-19 precautions
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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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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 24 reviews

Review summary

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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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September 25, 2021

Great excursion

Our guide was very knowledgeable and he was bi-lingual. There was only 4 of us, two Americans and two Costa Ricans. On the ride over to the excursion there were some people on the side of the road and they stopped the van and he got out and spoke with them and they were looking at a mama and baby three toes sloth up in a tree. We all got out and were able to get some great pictures of them, very exciting. On the bridge tour we saw the red frog several times, poisonous snakes several times, the horned snake. Heard howler monkeys, which we had seen in Playa Hermosa and he gave us names to native flowers and trees. Although we could have taken this excursion on our own we would have missed out on what the adventure turned into. Glad we paid for the guided trip.

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May 22, 2016

Not a very long hike but a lot of fun seeing the forest, hearing about the plant and animal life (seeing some monkeys!!) and exploring the bridges. Definitely enjoyed it a lot!

October 23, 2019

Product ID: 25064