(2.295 ha), (1974). It`s situated 17 kilometres to the
North-West from Nicoya. There are the most impressive system of 42 caves, among
which only some are explored. Santa Ana is the deepest one (240 metres). The
biggest number of cave elements is in Terciopelo Cave (there are four chambers).
In Pozo Hediondo there is the biggest number of bats. The caves were known yet by Indians, who measured their
depths by ropes. (The name of the park in Spanish means "the deep rope"). The
main reason for creating the park was discovering in 1970 the human bones in
There is a Barra Honda Peak, which stands at 450 metres
above sea level is composed ofreef-type limestone that is about 60 millions
years old. It`s almost flat on the summit. The predominant vegetation in park consists od deciduous species
(gumbo-limbo). The wildlife is somewhat varied with white-faced monkeys,
coyotes, white-tailed deer.