The history of Mistico Park, where Costa Rica’s famous hanging bridges are located, dates back to the early 20th Century, with husband and wife Adrián Castillo and Landelina Rodríguez Sánchez, both born and raised in La Fortuna, San Carlos. Fruitfully they worked the land inherited from their parents, located in the Arenal Volcano foothills. In that time, this holy land of great natural wealth was neglected because of its remote location and difficult access. However, the Castillo Rodríguez family’s vision was broader, as they knew that the true value of the land lay in its natural treasures. This is why they decided to keep the part of the mountain populated by forest intact.