La Fortuna, Alajuela
Location
3 Hours
Duration
English, Spanish
Languages
All Year Availability
Dates

Set foot into one of Costa Rica’s most popular and important wildlife reserves in the country with a naturalist guide! Your tour begins with a complimentary pick up from your hotel where your tour guide will transport you to the beautiful Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park. If you are lucky, you will be able to enjoy some truly spectacular views of Arenal Volcano from afar and see how its sheer size dominates that landscape. With your entrance fees covered, your guide will then begin the guided nature tour through Mistico Park. Make frequent stops along the way to observe the huge variety of native fauna and flora along the way. See ginormous jungle trees that tower above and a host of incredible animals that call this beautiful park home including monkeys, sloths, agoutis, lizards, snakes, frogs, insects and a huge variety of birds including toucans, parrots, motmots, and much more. Your guide will be sure to give detailed explanations of the various plants and animals that you may discover. The trail also takes you to a number of hanging bridges, which the park is most famous for. Cross a number of valleys and hill sides on this hike which, on a clear day, affords incredible views of La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano National Park as well as a birds-eye view of the forests canopy below. Finally, head back to the parks entrance where you will reboard your van for the return trip back to your accommodation where your guided tour will conclude.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION La Fortuna/Arenal
DEPARTURE TIME 8.00am & 1.00pm.
RETURN TIME 11.00am & 4.00pm (approx.), respectively.
WEAR Comfortable light clothing, long pants (optional), rain jacket during the rainy season, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.
INCLUDED
Professional park guide & viewing scope. Park entrance fee.
Return transportation.
NOT INCLUDED
Guide gratuity (optional)

Pick up and drop off from your hotel is included in the tour price. Alternatively we can meet at Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park if you wish to spend more time there. Pick ups/drop offs are available through most hotels and accommodation in the La Fortuna area – if your hotel falls outside of this area we will advise a meeting point. Please let us know your accommodation upon booking.

Children prices are between the age of 6 and 11 years of age. Children younger then 5 are free of charge. Please know a small to moderate amount of fitness is required.

Animals can be seen throughout the day at Mistico, but please note that usually the best time for wildlife is during the early morning which is why we recommend the 8.00am tour. We ask that you follow the instructions of the guides and do not wonder off the trail. Please note that, though our guides will do their best to track down animals, we must play by mother natures rules and observations of particular animals is not guaranteed.

Private tours for groups are available on request – please use the contact form or our contact page to request a quote. Tour is subject to a minimum number of two people before it can operate  – if numbers are not met, then you will be put on stand by until we can confirm or offered an alternative date of departure.

Additional information

Ticket TypeAdult, Child, Infant
1

5.10PM

Meet your guide at your accommodation in the La Fortuna/Arenal area and be transported to Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park.
2

5.30PM

Start your 2 to 2.5 hour hike through the jungle valley of Mistico Park. Explore dense forests with towering trees and see some of the incredible animals that call this place home. Your guide will make routine stops to observe animals and plant life throughout the hike. There will also be opportunities to cross hanging bridges throughout the hike where you might be able to capture that perfect landscape photo.
2

8.00PM

Arrive back at the park entrance and make your way back to your accommodation where your tour will conclude.
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