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Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park provided by Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Birdwatching Tour at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
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93% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Learn about migrating and local birds on a guided tour of Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    15
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
See a vast array of birds on a guided birdwatching tour of Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. While it can be difficult to identify the many different birds in the park on your own, exploring with a guide means you can not only spot more birds but also learn about each species. This makes the tour interesting for everyone from first-timers to lifelong birders.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Hanging bridges provide an ideal vantage point for watching birds in their natural habitat
  • The early-morning departure time makes the best birdwatching opportunities
  • Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hanging bridges provide an ideal vantage point for watching birds in their natural habitat
  • The early-morning departure time makes the best birdwatching opportunities
  • Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33383P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Rain coat or poncho
  • Meals
  • Electric wheelchair rental (12$ fee)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes before the starting time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Pick Up does not include Airbnb or rental houses, in this case, the meeting point will be in downtown. If your hotel is not listed, please message us.
  • Místico Arenal Hanging Bridges, 2km este de la represa del Lago Arenal, La Fortuna de, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Pickup and drop-off is included from selected hotels in La Fortuna and hotels located on the route to Mistico Park; for hotels located in other areas, transportation service is available for an extra charge. Please contact Mistico Park directly to specify the hotel location and to confirm the rate.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Rain coat or poncho
  • Meals
  • Electric wheelchair rental (12$ fee)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes before the starting time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation. Pick Up does not include Airbnb or rental houses, in this case, the meeting point will be in downtown. If your hotel is not listed, please message us.
  • Místico Arenal Hanging Bridges, 2km este de la represa del Lago Arenal, La Fortuna de, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, 21007, Costa Rica
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Pickup and drop-off is included from selected hotels in La Fortuna and hotels located on the route to Mistico Park; for hotels located in other areas, transportation service is available for an extra charge. Please contact Mistico Park directly to specify the hotel location and to confirm the rate.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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carlyL
Roseburg, OR83 contributions
We did a guided bird watching tour with Gabriel. He was so fun & made this not only enjoyable as an activity but just great to be around. Did the 6am tour. The park was so quiet just the birds singing & hummingbirds flying around. Of all the birds we saw the toucan was my favorite but the best surprise was hands down the adult and baby eyelash pit vipers he spotted!! Wow. Go but please get a guide. The hanging bridges are so fun but everyone that went without a guide didn't see anything that we talked to.
Written 9 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tadeofmorales
Nailed it!. Thanks for joining us. The Hanging Bridges guided tour is a perfect opportunity to connect with nature, been submerged in lush rainforest, and discover the dense wildlife that habits in this magical reserve. Our guides are professionals passionate about what they do and looking forward to showing to visitors not only species but also the importance of each life for the ecosystem. This tour is recommended for families, nature lovers, and available for everyone! we have an accessible trail also!
Written 10 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

vivian_CR14
Heredia, Costa Rica23 contributions
Oct 2020
I went to Mistico Park with my parents who are seniors, and they enjoyed walking thru the hanging bridges, the bird-watching, and the amazing nature.
Earlier in the morning, we took a boat tour in Arenal lake, and it was an amazing experience. The customer service starting when you book the online reservation until you finish the tour is kind and professional.
Written 25 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Valentina S
Hi, Vivian!. Thanks for this kind review. We´re glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour combination. Mistico Park is a natural reserve with a great density of wildlife. Did you know that we have a catalog of sightings of more than 450 species of birds, 150 mammals species, 250 amphibians, and 700 flora species?. Our main goal is to connect visitors with nature, with high customer service. We really hope to see you again on your next Costa Rican trip.
Written 26 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

antonj71
Manson21 contributions
May 2022
Our favorite part was all the information we gained from Donald. He told us about the life cycle of the poison dart frogs, and finding the variations of the Eye- Lash viper. We saw the Rufus Motmot and so many other birds, spiders, and snakes. Donald was a friendly guide who shared so much with us and made our trip so personal.
Written 6 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tadeofmorales
Thanks for joining us!. This Private Reserve is a perfect option for connecting with nature and enjoys an outdoor activity; one of the top tours in Arenal. The guided tour is the perfect option for people who want to see animals since the expert eye of the guide contributes to the sightings. The Self-Guided tour is recommended for meditation, a nature connection, and no limit walk, on your own. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 6 May 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JoDubaiUae
264 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
By comparison to some of the ‘true’ nature walks we have done this was an easy and enjoyable stroll with well engineered and maintained pathways. Despite limited sightings of birds and amphibians we enjoyed the walk and crossing the hanging bridges added fun and great views of the rainforest and valleys way below. We chose to tour without a guide - maybe we would have had a few more sightings with a guide but we were happy with our decision
Written 26 October 2019
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LiMcG
London, UK95 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Saw loads of different birds- including two toucans grooming each other . There are several raised suspension bridges so you walk big up through the rainforest - magical .
Written 16 March 2020
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Terence L
Plymouth, UK34 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
The trip was spoilt by people swinging the rope bridges, which meant the next person onto the bridge had to wait for the bridge to become stable again.
Other than that we had a great guild who led and showed us all that was around that morning.
Written 10 July 2019
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Jean R
Connecticut51 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
This tour is well worth your time. Arrange a private tour (maybe through your hotel as we did) with a guide if possible as they'll bring a spotting scope and can take pictures with your cell phone through the scope. The tour walks you on safe and well defined paths through the rain forest over many stationary and hanging bridges. There is some up and down along the way but nothing drastic. We were a little concerned about the height and swinging of the bridges as we don't like heights, but honestly it didn't bother us. We saw howler and spider monkeys, many birds, and one little, but poisonous, snake. It was fun! Be aware it's a bit touristy with people coming in on buses etc, but it's still a good outing.
Written 13 March 2018
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Mary B
Boise, ID4 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
If you visit La Fortuna, Costa Rica, do not miss out on a morning birdwatching tour at the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges park. Our AMAZING guide Raul was extremely professional and really knew his stuff. We saw about 55 species of birds with him in 3 hours! We also got an outstanding view of the volcano Arenal at sunrise, as the clouds lifted at the perfect time. In addition to birding, Raul also showed up sloths, monkeys, squirrels, snakes, and other wildlife. This truly was one of the highlights of our trip and I strongly recommend doing the birdwatching tour at Mistico!
Written 10 December 2017
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Heather M
Charlotte, NC179 contributions
Feb 2022
Did the 6:00 AM tour with Gabriel. He was a great guide! Lucked out as it was just the 2 of us and 1 other couple. Found spider monkeys right away! Even though it's a bird watching tour, the animals are more active early in the morning so it's a great way to spot both. We did find a ton of different birds but of course I already forgot their names. :(
Gabriel knew where to find a sloth from the previous day. Hard to get a picture from the hanging bridge since they bounce every time you move. But the hanging bridges were a ton of fun!
Highly recommend this tour!!! We finished around 8:30 and the park was then packed with people entering. Some groups a good 30 people plus.
Written 22 March 2022
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tadeofmorales
Mistico Park is a perfect place to connect with nature, been submerged in lush rainforest, and discover the dense wildlife that habits in this magical reserve. Thank you all for your advice. We hope to see you again soon!.
Written 9 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

travelisme01
176 contributions
We had a great hanging bridges tour and saw numerous birds, a sloth, coati and tree frog. Raul was very knowledgeable and could answer any and all of our questions.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Typical horse trail ride with beautiful scenery
The guides were nice, the horses looked like they were well taken care of, and the views of the volcano were beauti
ena-173
ena-173
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A great adventure day
This was quite an adventure! I’m not a nature person but really wanted to step out of my comfort zone and this did
nramosnyc
nramosnyc
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A rainforest gem!
Anderson was a wonderfully knowledgeable tour guide. We are thankful to have arranged for a guided tour at the las
Barry M
Barry M
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Book with a guide!
We toured as a group of 8, with the total time of 2 1/2 hours. Why use a guide? Constant information about flora an
720harshs
720harshs
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Be one with nature
Jacamar tours for 2.5 hours of amazing nature walk. 6 hanging bridges and countless birds, monkeys, snakes etc. A
alexandramini
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many animals if you are quiet and respectful
so, i did the park by myself witout any guide, i love nature and i am always respectful and quiet. so, i did see ma
Lorraine S
Lorraine S
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Blown away by this experience
Absolutely wonderful experience. Cannot recommend highly enough. The variety of species we saw were too numerous to
Pattiew1953
Pattiew1953
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Amazing experience
The guided tour of the hanging bridges and natural area was amazing. Each bridge was better than the last one.
noellec650
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Beautiful scenery
The weather, the scenery, the guide - everything was perfect. We lucked out with having some amazing views of the v
A4307AKsarad
A4307AKsarad
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Guided Bliss
Loved our guided tour with JIMMY. We were not planning on doing a guided tour but upon arrival we realized the guid
alexandraf111
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Loved every minute
Good for all experience levels. I am an experienced rider and my cousin is not. The guide was awesome and stayed wi
thegrimesfam
thegrimesfam
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One of our favorite Costa Rica activities--but definitely get a guide!
Mistico Hanging Bridges was one of our favorite activities in Costa Rica!! We booked a private guide and our family
markf-likes-rhubarb
markf-likes-rhubarb
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Fantastic Experience - Victor was an amazing guide
Fantastic experience in December 2021. Our family of four (two teens!) loved it. Getting a tour guide was **criti
carlosfS7680TP
carlosfS7680TP
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Disagreement with administration
This company needs to check parking politics and divers confort, also you need to provide the parking guards with s
egget26
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Once in a lifetime
Of all the amazing things we were lucky to do in Costa Rica, getting a guide for the Twilight Experience (4pm-7pm)
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