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

Las Baulas National Park

Las Baulas National Park

(550 ha), (1991). It consists of Playa Grande, which is one of the most important nesting sites in the world for the letherback turtles. On every year from X to III arrive other species of turtles (olive ridley, pacific and hawksbill) to lay their eggs.

It`s covered by 400 ha mangrove swamps (there are six species of mangroves). Identification has been made of 57 birds (roseate spoonbills). There are also common raccoons, caymans, white-nosed coatis and howler monkeys. In recent years local villagers have been employed as government rangers to guide visitors to nesting sites.

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski