Alajuela: Arenal Hanging Bridges Half-Day Tour

Alajuela: Arenal Hanging Bridges Half-Day Tour

From $69 per person

Spend a half day at a reserve filled with lush vegetation, and a variety of birds and animals that your experienced guide will help you spot. Cross the forest canopy on 9 fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges and marvel at views of the Arenal Volcano.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickups are only available at hotels/hostels within a 5 kilometer (3 mile) radius of downtown La Fortuna. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.


  • Cross 9 fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges along the forest canopy
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Arenal Volcano
  • See a wide variety of native birds and animals
Full description
The Arenal Hanging Bridges tour offers you a unique opportunity to explore and appreciate the beauty of the forest and the Arenal Volcano. On this half-day tour you’ll hike above the trees, and experience the marvelous sub-canopy and canopy forest like never before. You’ll experience the natural beauty of a 600-acre lush jungle reserve that’s home to a wide variety of birds and animals. Your guide will help you spot local wildlife such as howler monkeys, sloths, motmot birds, Jacamar birds, eyelash pit viper, poison dart frogs, and others. The trail is 3.1 kilometers in length and crosses 9 fixed bridges and 6 suspension bridges. It’s laid out with a maximum grade of 7 degrees, so the trail is easily walked by anyone.
  • Transportation
  • Naturalist guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Beverages
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Camera
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Rain gear
    • Insect repellent
    • Breathable clothing
    • Binoculars

    Not allowed

    • Flash photography
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • There is a tour operation minimum of 2 persons paying as adults.
    • Pickups are only available at hotels/hostels within a 5-kilometer (3-mile) radius of downtown La Fortuna.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 / 5

    based on 2 reviews

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    amazing with edgar

    brilliant adventure across the arenal volcanos bridges looking for wildlife! edgar had a telescope with him so we could see things we wouldve missed like lizards & bats nestled away in the tree leaves. we also saw lots of monkey and birds and an eyelash pit viper!

    March 11, 2013

    hanging bridges with jose

    The area is so stunning you could probably have a decent time exploring alone if you're well prepared and can read a map (counts me out!) but then you'd miss all of Jose's wonderful insights into the ecosystem and wildlife. He could tell us the name of, and a little something about, literally every creature we saw! I cannot recommend this tour AND this man enough! ;)

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    July 4, 2013

    Great wildlife tour

    We saw so much wildlife with our amazing guide, Jose! The eyelash viper was a nasty looking piece of work but strangely hypnotic. The blue jean frog is so pretty but don't mess with it cos it's poisonous too. The caimans are just straight up ugly. The howler monkeys look pissed off and the white-faced monkey look really sad. I could go on about these animals all day.

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    July 22, 2013

    November 9, 2018


    Interesting tour with a knowledgeable local guide

    May 2, 2019

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