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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

La Cangreja National Park

La Cangreja National Park

(2002). Newest national park. It`s placed in southern part of San Jose province (canton Puriscal). It`s flown by Rio Negro which shrunk three times in size from what it was 20 years ago. Its highest point is Cerro Cangreja (1.305 m.a.s.l.). It got 4.000 mmm of rain per year. It`s covered by the last virgin rain forest in the county. There are 2.500 species of plant species (spiny cedar, spanish cedar). Two species: Ayenia mastatalensis and Plinia puriscalensis are endemic to there alone. There are also 800 species of fauna (raccon. agouti, white-faced monkeys). It has been a protected zone since 1984.

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski