Walk through Bridges, Waterfall and Volcano

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Hector

10 hours, Hosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, tickets, and transportation

What you'll do

We will all meet with the naturalist guide at 7:30 am at Rainforest Café in La Fortuna or we will pick you up at your hotel if you are near the town. From here we move for about 30 minutes to the northwest side of the Arenal Volcano where the Hanging Bridges of Mystic are located.
This place is a paradise of primary forest and with a path of almost 2 miles on the mountain that passes through 15 bridges, some long and hanging and others short and stable. Incredible panoramic views and lots of animals and plants will enchant us.
After spending the morning there and being almost half a day, we will go to the southeast side of the volcano to visit the famous La Fortuna Waterfall; a magnificent drop of water over 65 meters high.
When we arrive, we first have to go down 480 steps to the base of the waterfall and those who like it can submerge in its cold waters to cool off a bit. As it is at noon, it is usually sunny and directly on the river canyon.
Following our experience, we will go up and have a delicious typical lunch at the Rio Lounge restaurant, located in the same place.
After lunch we move to the northwest of the Arenal Volcano for a walk on the El Silencio Trail for 2 hours which reaches the base of the volcano where there is a spectacular viewpoint. This trail is great to see animals from the area.
Other things to note
You must have good physical condition to walk in the forest and go down and up steps.
Walk prepared for the rain since we will be in the rain forest.
We will all meet with the naturalist guide at 7:30 am at Rainforest Café in La Fortuna or we will pick you up at your hotel if you are near the town. From here we move for about 30 minutes to the northwest side of the Arenal Volcano where the Hanging Bridges of Mystic are located.
This place is a paradise of primary forest and with a path of almost 2 miles on the mountain that passes through 15 bridges, some long and hanging and others short…

What's included

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  • Food
    Lunch at Tio Lounge Restaurant.
  • Drinks
    Bottle of water.
  • Tickets
    Entrance fees to Mystic Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall Reserve, and...
  • Transport
    A/C mini bus.

Meet your host, Hector

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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I have been organizing trips for more than 26 years in tourist agencies of La Fortuna and I still do it. I know all the tourist places in the area where I live around the Arenal Volcano and I have always tried to help travelers feel at home enjoying the most when they are in this town. I am interested in everyone having a great experience in their time in La Fortuna.
My co-hosts; Ricardo and Kenya are certified adventure guides and licensed naturalists. Each of them has 4 years of experience doing tourist excursions and they enjoy what they do by teaching their knowledge to everyone.
I have been organizing trips for more than 26 years in tourist agencies of La Fortuna and I still do it. I know all the tourist places in the area where I live around the Arenal Volcano and I have always tried to help travelers feel at home enjoying the most when they are in this town. I am interested in everyone having a great experience in their time in La Fortuna.
My co-hosts; Ricardo and Kenya are certified adventure guides and licensed naturalists. Each of them has 4 years of experienc…
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Where you'll be

In this beautiful experience we will visit the cobblestone path of the Hanging Bridges of the Mystic Park near Lake Arenal. We will also go to La Fortuna Waterfall Reserve at the foot of the Cerro Chato volcano.
Lunch is at the Rio Lounge restaurant at La Catarata.
In the afternoon we will walk the El Silencio trail to the northwest and at the base of the Arenal Volcano.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 130 reviews.

Jennifer
July 2021
What a fantastic experience! You definitely get your the most bang for your buck. The lunch was fantastic, The people in the group were super nice! Each location was great, and the tour guide was super knowledgeable. My family and I learned a lot. We had the best time in the hanging bridges. Beautiful rainforest and the sounds of this magical place it was something out of a movie. At The waterfall location get ready to walk a lot of stairs (800 stairs total) that was a tough and steep staircase keep that in mind I had a hard time on the stairs. Also keep in mind the waterfall is packed of people and definitely bring a towel and make sure you're careful on the rocks! Lots of people were slipping on the rocks near the waterfall. The volcano hike was fantastic the scenery made it seem we were in Jurassic park! Make sure you have closed toed shoes for this hike it's pretty rocky and it's a 2.5 mile hike - I was already tired from the stairs from the waterfall so this hike was definitely a lot with all the rocks. It was so beautiful and learning about the history was mind-blowing. Overall, I love the bus that we were in a lot of people took naps after each excursion. It is tiring so make sure you're dressed comfortable!
What a fantastic experience! You definitely get your the most bang for your buck. The lunch was fantastic, The people in the group were super nice! Each location was great, and the…
Adrian
July 2021
Fantastic tour! Definitely well worth it for anyone visiting the La Fortuna area. Fabricio was a great and informative tour guide. Hector was super accomodating even after a transportation miscommunication, highly recommended!
Crystal
July 2021
Kenia was a wonderful guide through the hanging bridges tour, waterfall and volcano hike. Our time with her was unforgetable. Her love of nature and warm personality were really apparent as we learned about the animals and plants she spotted. She gave a thorough and entertaining explanation of the wildlife and history of Costa Rica that made our trip very memorable.
Kenia was a wonderful guide through the hanging bridges tour, waterfall and volcano hike. Our time with her was unforgetable. Her love of nature and warm personality were really ap…
Shar
July 2021
This was a fun experience for our family of six adults. We loved how much Kenia knew about everywhere we went and things we saw. She seemed to be very passionate about Costa Rica.
Francesco
July 2021
Kenya was simply the best! She knows too many things, she is very kind and I spent a great day doing all the activities with her! I really recommend this tour!
Patience
July 2021
This was a full day event but definitely worth it! We lucked out and only experienced a little bit of rain while in the rainforest. Otherwise the skies were clear and the views were immaculate! Our tour guide was amazing - friendly and super knowledgeable! Lunch was also super yummy and a nice break from all the walking!
This was a full day event but definitely worth it! We lucked out and only experienced a little bit of rain while in the rainforest. Otherwise the skies were clear and the views wer…

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Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes for the forest and extra clothes.

Insect repellent.