Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour: Option C (La Fortuna/Arenal)

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We currently have discounts for this tour!

Pura Vida! eh? participating in the Arenal hanging bridges tour:

The Arenal hanging bridges tour described below is operated by the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park

Tour pricing


TOUR OPTION #1: TOUR ONLY

December 16th 2016 – December 15th 2017:

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $38.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER ADULT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $36.00

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER STUDENT: $28.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER STUDENT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER STUDENT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $26.00

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER CHILD: $12.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER CHILD: $1.00
TOUR PRICE PER CHILD TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $11.00


TOUR OPTION #2: TOUR + round-trip transportation

December 16th 2016 – December 15th 2017:

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $56.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER ADULT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $54.00

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER STUDENT: $46.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER STUDENT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER STUDENT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $44.00

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER CHILD: $30.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER CHILD: $1.00
TOUR PRICE PER CHILD TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $29.00


TOUR OPTION #3: TOUR + lunch

December 16th 2016 – December 15th 2017:

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $53.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER ADULT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $51.00

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER STUDENT: $43.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER STUDENT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER STUDENT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $41.00

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER CHILD: $27.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER CHILD: $1.00
TOUR PRICE PER CHILD TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $26.00


TOUR OPTION #4: TOUR + round-trip transportation + lunch

December 16th 2016 – December 15th 2017:

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER ADULT: $71.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER ADULT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER ADULT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $69.00

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER STUDENT: $61.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER STUDENT: $2.00
TOUR PRICE PER STUDENT TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $59.00

TOUR OPERATOR’S TOUR PRICE PER CHILD: $45.00
PURA VIDA! EH? TOUR DISCOUNT PER CHILD: $1.00
TOUR PRICE PER CHILD TO PAY TO THE TOUR OPERATOR: $44.00


  • Age group(s) eligible to receive the child rate for this activity: 6-10 years (0-5 years are free)
  • Age group(s) eligible to receive the student rate for this activity: 11-18 (presentation of a current/valid student ID not required)
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Discount disclaimer: In order for a Pura Vida! eh? discount to be valid, a complete tour reservation form must be submitted via our website and accepted by our team. In addition, travellers must follow the steps/requirements outlined on our “How Pura Vida! eh? Works” page. Please note that Pura Vida! eh? discounts are: a) not valid for preexisting reservations already placed through other companies or tour operators,  b) only valid for the specific day requested on the tour reservation form, and c) may only be claimed by the individual whose name appears on the tour reservation form. Tour reservation change requests may be made by travellers, but such requests are subject to approval by our team; unapproved tour reservation changes may result in a change or loss of the discount amount awarded. Tour reservation cancellations and no-shows will result in a loss of the discount amount awarded. All prices on our website including Pura Vida! eh? discounts are listed in the currency of US dollars, however at the tour operator’s discretion, tour payment may be collected in the currency of either US dollars or Costa Rican colones. For more information, please see our “Frequently Asked Questions” page.

About the tour

Tour departure/return location: La Fortuna/Arenal

Tour times: 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm

Tour duration: Approximately 2.5 hours

Tour includes: Hanging bridges tour, entrance fee, and guide

  • Lunch and/or round-trip transportation to/from La Fortuna hotels is/are included when selected and reserved in advance; see the tour options listed above for option pricing (hotels that fall outside of the regular transportation zone may have an additional fee; leave us a comment at the bottom of this page if you wish us to confirm the transportation amount that would apply to/from your specific hotel)

Tour operator’s description: During this tour an expert naturalist guide will take you through the private nature reserve and introduce you to its rich biodiversity. During the walk you will learn more about the fauna and flora of the area as your guide will share his knowledge with you and show you all kinds of species from tiny insects and frogs to snakes, birds and if you’re lucky, the peculiar Ocelot. You can enjoy this unforgettable tour in all safety. This walk is a fun and educative option to learn more about the forest and the local environment and enjoy the close contact with nature. The trail makes a loop with a total length of 3100 meters within the mountainous area. Along these three kilometers of trails you will be immersed in the divers fauna and flora of the rainforest and admire exotic animals, colorful birds and tropical plant species. While you’re walking along the trails, the fascinating world of the tropical forest will open to you. Our goal is to offer you a safe and sustainable way to enjoy the abundant natural resources and at the same time protect it for our future generations.

Main Trail

  • Length 2 miles.
  • Maximum slope 8% in lower, 6% rise.
  • Medium effort grade.
  • Tour duration 1.5 hours without guide, 2.5 hours with guide.
  • Visit 16 bridges, tunnel and a beautiful Waterfall

Bird observation Trail

  • Travel 1.6 miles
  • Maximum Slope 8% in lower, 6% rise.
  • Medium effort grade
  • Tour duration 1.5 hours without a guide, 2.5 hours with guide
  • Visit 7 regular bridges and 3 hanging bridges.

Accessible Trail

  • Suitable for people with disabilities
  • Part of the trail allows the transit of wheelchair assisted.
  • Main Travel: 1.5 km, * optional 250mtrs to wheelchair.
  • Maximum Slope 3% in lower, 3% rise.
  • Low degree of effort
  • Tour duration: 25 min without a guide, 45 min with guide.
  • Visit 6 fixed bridges, * optional 2 hanging bridges.

Additional details

  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run. Please contact us to inquire about tour availability if your travel group is comprised of less than the tour operator’s required minimum number of participants.
  • Closed shoes are required. Sandals or others open shoes are not allowed.
  • Main features of the trails: no steps, security guardrails, surface in non-slip material.

Minimum/maximum age/weight/height/other requirements

  • None

What to bring for tour participation

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Light rain jacket
  • Comfortable closed-toe footwear for walking (flip flops, sandals, and other open-toe shoes are not permitted)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Cash for souvenirs

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5 questions about the “Arenal Hanging Bridges Tour: Option C (La Fortuna/Arenal)

  1. Maria says:

    Hello, I will be staying with my parents at Secrets Papagayo and we wanted to do a Hanging Bridges or a combination Hanging Bridges/Arenal Volcano excursion. Would you be able to provide me with information on and reserve with a tour company that offers such trips. We would be interested in an all day, guided tour(private or group tour) with transportation and lunch included. Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give. Best regards, Maria

    • Nikki Solano says:

      Maria –

      Great! Unfortunately the tour described above would not be an option for you since the tour is run to/from the La Fortuna/Arenal region of the country (i.e., it is a tour designed for those who opt to visit/stay in the La Fortuna/Arenal), however we do offer a number of tour options that run to/from the Papagayo region of the country which would be available to you at the Secrets Papagayo resort. The following is a link to our website’s list of tour offerings that run to/from Papagayo: https://puravidaeh.ca/category/costa-rica-tour-discounts/papagayo-tour-discounts/

      Specifically, since you noted an interest in hanging bridges, you may be interested in the 1-Day Monteverde Tour. Alternatively, since you noted a possible interest in visiting La Fortuna/Arenal, there are a number of Arenal day tours (that differ according to the activities included with each) that run to/from Papagayo. Please see the link provided above for tour offerings (clicking on the title of any tour will load its page with the tour operator’s description).

      Pura vida! 🙂

  2. Sam says:

    What is the difference in Option A and Option C besides lunch. Is it the same route? In Option C do you get to do all 3 trails listed or do you only get to pick one.

    • Nikki says:

      Sam,

      Great questions! The only difference between all three options (option A, option B, and option C) is the tour operator; option A is run by Desafio Adventure Company, option B is run by Canoa Aventura, and option C is run by the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. In all three cases, the bridges visited are those that exist at the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park and the routes/bridges are the same. With option A or option B we offer the possibility to run the tour with two of La Fortuna’s most well-known and well-loved tour operators. With option C we offer the possibility to run the tour with one of the Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park’s onsite guides. Some travellers have a company preference across the three (which is why we offer each), however apart from the tour operator used, the hanging bridges site/tour is the same. Also to confirm (since I noted you mentioned lunch in your question), lunch is not included with any of the three hanging bridge tour options.

      Pura vida! 🙂

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