(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
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.