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Santa Rosa National Park


Santa Rosa National Park
  • 17Aug 23

Santa Rosa was Costa Rica’s first national park. It was created in 1972 to commemorate the Hacienda Santa Rosa, a historic battle between William Walker’s American forces and a ragtag army of Costa Rican volunteers. Today, Santa Rosa National Park is part of the Guanacaste conservation area.

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Corcovado National Park


Corcovado National Park
  • 14Aug 23

Corcovado National Park is located on the Osa Peninsula in southwest Costa Rica. This nature reserve is one of the most important in the country. National Geographic has called the park the most biologically intense place on Earth!

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Tortuguero National Park


Tortuguero National Park
  • 14Aug 23

Tortuguero, the little Amazon – Tortuguero National Park is located on the Caribbean coast to the north of Limon province. Its name comes from the 4 species of turtle that nest on the surrounding beaches: the leatherback, the hawksbill, the hawksbill and the green turtle.

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Marino Ballena National Park


Marino Ballena National Park
  • 14Aug 23

Located at the junction of the Central and South Pacific, Marino Ballena Park aims to protect marine species, in particular the whales that come here twice a year to give birth to their young before migrating to the cold waters of the polar regions.

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Chirripo National Park


Chirripo National Park
  • 14Aug 23

Costa Rica’s highest peak: Mount Chirripo! Chirripó National Park is part of the Talamanca mountain range, and more precisely belongs to the páramo (neotropical biotope) of this mountain chain.

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Palo Verde National Park


Palo Verde National Park
  • 14Aug 23

Costa Rica has 27 national parks, 58 refuges, 32 protected areas, 15 wetlands, 11 forest reserves and 8 biological reserves, including Palo Verde. This represents 25% of its territory.

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Carara National Park


Carara National Park
  • 14Aug 23

Small in size, huge in biodiversity: that’s Carara National Park! Carara National Park is located on the central Pacific coast. A transition zone between the dry tropical forests of the north and the humid tropical forests of the south, it is Costa Rica’s last transitional forest.

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Cahuita National Park


Cahuita National Park
  • 14Aug 23

Cahuita National Park is located on the Caribbean coast. A little paradise on earth if ever there was one! It’s also the only protected site in the Greater Caribbean.

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Braulio Carrillo National Park


Braulio Carrillo National Park
  • 14Aug 23

Braulio Carrillo National Park takes its name from the third President of Costa Rica: Braulio Carrillo Colina.

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Cabo Blanco National Park


Cabo Blanco National Park
  • 13Aug 23

The jewel of the Nicoya Peninsula: Cabo Blanco National Park. Cabo Blanco National Park is located at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. It is one of the most successful examples of conservation.

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Barra Honda National Park


Barra Honda National Park
  • 13Aug 23

Barra Honda National Park in Guanacaste mainly attracts caving enthusiasts. However, if you’re a beginner, the park is still accessible and well worth a visit. Birdwatchers and photographers are also rarely disappointed by the detour.

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Rio Celeste and Tenorio volcano


Rio Celeste and Tenorio volcano
  • 13Aug 23

Costa Rica is renowned for its exceptional biodiversity and breathtaking natural landscapes. Among the natural treasures of this Central American country is the Rio Celeste, a spectacularly beautiful river that attracts travelers from all over the world. Nestled in Volcan Tenorio National Park, the Rio Celeste is a must-see destination for nature lovers, hikers and…

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Tenorio Volcano National Park


Tenorio Volcano National Park
  • 13Aug 23

Volcan Tenorio is a national park in the northern part of Costa Rica, part of the Arenal Tilaran Conservation Area. Just a few kilometers from Bijagua, the jewel in the park’s crown is the volcano from which it takes its name. The volcano has been part of the park since 1995 and is located in…

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La Amistad National Park


La Amistad National Park
  • 13Aug 23

Costa Rica’s largest park is the Amistad National Park on the Talamanca mountain range. With a surface area of 193,929 hectares, it extends as far as Panama. It is home to around 20% of Central America’s biodiversity!

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Rincon de la Vieja National Park


Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • 13Aug 23

Located in the north of Costa Rica, Rincon de la Vieja National Park stretches some 25 km northeast of the town of Liberia, capital of Guanacaste province. Its 14,000 hectares are made up of 9 active craters, where you can enjoy exceptional views of Lake Nicaragua (to the north), the Pacific (to the west) and…

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Arenal Volcano National Park


Arenal Volcano National Park
  • 11Aug 23

Arenal Volcano National Park is located in northwest Costa Rica, between the foothills of the Cordillera de Tilarán and the plains of San Carlos. At the foot of the volcano is the small town of La Fortuna, a natural tourist attraction with a view of the colossus.

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Manuel Antonio National Park


Manuel Antonio National Park
  • 09Aug 23

Manuel Antonio National Park, located in the central Pacific Ocean, is one of the most visited parks in the country. Its easy access, geographical location, ecosystems and beaches are no strangers to the park.

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The best surf spots in Costa Rica


The best surf spots in Costa Rica
  • 08Aug 23

Costa Rica’s surfing beaches get good press. There are several main surfing spots. Despite their good image, it’s worth remembering that nature has its seasons and you need to choose your dates carefully if you want to make the most of a particular beach.

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Rincon de la Vieja National Park


Rincon de la Vieja National Park
  • 06Aug 23

One of the protected parks of the Guanacaste Conservation Area (ACG), Rincon de la Vieja National Park is one of the most surprisingly biodiverse. Known for its astonishing diversity of flora and fauna, this national park is home to two volcanoes, Rincon de la Vieja and Santa Maria, as well as six other volcanic peaks…

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Guanacaste National Park


Guanacaste National Park
  • 06Aug 23

Guanacaste National Park is located in the north of the country, in the province of the same name. It comprises three sectors: the Maritza sector, at the foot of the Orosi volcano, 59 km from Liberia, the Pitilla sector, 59 km north-west of Liberia on the slopes of Cerro Orosito and finally, the Cacao sector,…

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