Birdwatching at Hanging Bridges


This 618 acre reserve of primary forest, hosts a lot of wildlife as it is part of the biological corridor which connects the Tilarán and Guanacaste Volcanic range. In fact, the geographic location of this park enables a stage with wide opportunities to spot birds. Birding here can be an amusing experience since you might find antvireos, woodcreepers, tanagers, white-fronted nunbirds and scarlet-rumped caciques.

Other birds that can be seen are motmots, doves, trogons, toucans, curassows and guans. Prey birds such as short-tailed hawks, white hawks and gray hawks, can be found in the area too. Also, Mistico’s park counts with a garden which attracts many hummingbirds like the rufous-tailed Hummingbird and the Green Hermit.

As a matter of fact, Mistico’s data shows there has been observed around 350 different bird species over the years! The hike in general, is also certainly amusing due to the bridges (of which 6 are hanging bridges and 8 fixed), the amazing views of the Arenal volcano, the shuddering forest and a 60 ft waterfall. You might have the chance to spot reptiles and mammals like eye-lash pit-vipers, howler, spider and capuchin monkeys as well, so even if it wasn’t a lucky day for birdwatching, the experience will be great anyway.


  • Packed Breakfast
  • Entrance Fees
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation



  • Pick up at Hotel

    Our team will pick you up at your hotel or lodging place. Pick up times vary depending on your location and it will be provided upon reservation.

  • Mistico Park Arrival

    30 minutes later, we’ll get to Mistico Park’s facilities.  After a quick check in you can visit the restrooms and get prepared for a 2 ½ hrs adventure seeking for birds.

  • Good bye!

    When the adventure is over, we’ll drive 30 minutes back to your hotel. “Hasta luego”!