General info
Bolanos Island Wildlife Refuge
Santa Rosa National Park
Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve
Palo Verde National Park
Barra Honda National Park
Penas Blancas National Wildlife Refuge
Guayabo, Negritos and Los Pajaros Biological Reserve
Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
Carara Biological Reserve
Curu National Wildlife Refuge
Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve
Manuel Antonio National Park
Cano Island Biological Reserve
Golfito National Wildlife Refuge
Corcovado National Park
Coco Island National Park
Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Poas Volcano National Park
Braulio Carillo National Park
Irazu Volcano National Park
Guayabo National Monument
Tapanti National Park
Chirripo National Park
Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve
Cano Negro National Reserve
Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge
Tortuguero National Park
Cahuita National Park
Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge
Guanacaste National Park
Arenal Volcano National Park
Ballena National Sea Park
Juan Castro Blanco National Park
Las Baulas National Park
Esquinas National Park
Cipanci National Wildlife Refuge
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
La Cangreja National Park
Diria National Park
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge

Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge

(92.000 ha). It`s located on the northern Caribbean on the border with Nicaragua. It consists of hectares of channels, lagoons, rivers, forests, marsches and hills (ancient volcanic cones). The alluvial plain that covers the reserve is saturated by the rivers San Juan, Colorado and Chirripo. The sheet of water covers two-third of the land, including over 2.700 ha of marsches.

The reserve area is home to the endangered W=manatee, caymans, crocodiles, gars and numerous school of tarpons. It`s also the habitat of tapirs, jaguars, couguars, howler and white-faced monkeys, ocelots, jaguarundies. The bird population includes species such as keel-billed toucans, cormorans and white hawks. Barra del Colorado is world wide known for angling tournaments, that are held annually. The largest tarpon caught in there weighed 207 pounds.

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski