Name: Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park
Company Name: NALAVI Verde Sociedad Anónima
Corporate identification: 3-101-638793
Park hours and Offices: Monday to Sunday from 7:30 to 16:30
Address: 2.5 km East of the dam of Lake Arenal on the pave road, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Alajuela, Costa Rica.
Phone: (506) 2479 8282 / FAX: (506) 2479 1128
After hours & emergencies: (506) 8859 4992
Brief Historical overview
At the beginning of the 20th century, Mrs. Landelina Rodriguez and Mister Adrian Castillo, a married couple from La Fortuna in San Carlos, decided to dedicate their lives to working the land, in the foothills of the Cerro Arenal, that Adrian had inherited from his parents.
This beautiful land, with its vast natural riches, was behind the times in terms of progress, because it was far from the city and it had very difficult access issues. Nevertheless, the Castillo Rodriguez family had vision, and they understood the true worth of their land and of its natural riches. So, they decided to conserve part of a wooded mountain that is home to a wide variety of native species, and that has a richly biodiverse ecosystem.
At the beginning of the 21st Century, this family decided to open the doors of their nature sanctuary to the world, and they hired a company whose objective was to develop an ecotourism project: Los Puentes Colgantes de Arenal (or, the Hanging Bridges of Arenal). Throughout the years, this project would allow thousands of visitors from all over the world to see the park’s beauty in a safe and comfortable way.
Twelve years later, in accordance with the initial contract, the development company handed over management of the project to the land’s owners. The family’s third generation of managers is currently running the park.
Today, Mistico Park offers not only the hanging bridges, but also a wide variety of tours which allow all kinds of visitors to enjoy their nature adventure in their own way.
Stages of development:: In its early stages the project was developed in partnership by the Castillo Rodríguez family and the company Arenal hanging bridges S.A.
Year 2000:Start of construction of the access road from the dam of Lake Arenal in cobble-reinforced material, construction of the bridges and trails through the rain forest.
From 2002 to 2014: Opening and operation of the project by the company Arenal Hanging Bridges S.A.
September 2014: Arenal hanging bridges S.A. (developer) finished his agreement and start operations the new company called Nalavi Verde S.A. composed by the owners of the land.
We provide harmonics and authentic experiences with nature.
Be a national and international benchmark for sustainable and harmonious growth with nature; as well as models of leadership, economic and social development.
- Respect and Fairness: With all human needs and the environment.
- Solidarity: To meet the gift of service.
- Honesty and Trust: As pillars of leadership.
- Balance and Quality: With the environment and customers..
Good Corporate Practices
- Genuine service attitude.
- Provision of continuous learning.
- Delivery of commitment to social growth.
- Genuine communications with human essence.
- Spiritual connection with Being and the environment.
- Capacity of wonder and creativity.
- Harmonious integration with the systems.