Included with your stay at Arenal Observatory is a daily free guided walk along our property trails with naturalist guide.
The walk takes you across hanging bridges, through the lush tropical gardens, and into rainforest. The guide will stop along the way to point out any wildlife and to tell you about the plants and trees of the tropical rainforest that you are seeing. Your destination is the beautiful jungle waterfall of the Danta River. The walking tour finishes by the cattle pastures, where their comfortable, open-air “Jungle Bus” will bring you back to the hotel.
The Arenal Hanging Bridges at Mistico: a professionally-trained, bilingual naturalist guide will pick you up in your hotel and drive to one of the best view points of the Arenal Volcano high a top a hill across the valley from the iconic volcano. There are trails and bridges that bring you as close as you could ever hope to get to the birds, flowers, and the lush vegetation of this primary rainforest.
The trails are designed for all ability levels and cover a total of about 2 miles. Once you are on walking along, you will be able to admire the great diversity of flora and fauna typically found in the tropical rain forest and have the opportunity to see may different bird and plant species. Walk right into the forest along several stretches of hanging bridges overlooking the tree canopy along easy, safe and beautiful trails with views of the Arenal Volcano.
Hotel: Arenal Observatory Lodge (Smithsonian Room)