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

Cano Negro National Reserve

Cano Negro National Reserve

(9.940 ha). It`s situated in Guatuso Lowlands, in Alajuela Province. It protects one of the most important wetlands regions in Costa Rica. It houses Cano Negro Lake- a shallow, seasonal , freshwater lake extending over 800 ha that during the dry season almost completely dried up.

It`s made up of net system of rivers, canals and lagoons. The main river of it is Barra del Colorado. It`s a meander of natural border-river of San Juan. The birds population includes species such as the osprey, keel-billed toucan, cormorants, great blue herons, white hawks, great tinamou, curassowa. The area is home to endangered West Indian manatee, caymans, crocodiles, gars, and numerous schools of tarpons. During the flow of the tides in San Juan river, many tarpons start moving upwards the river. It shelters also the biggest number of Bellons fishes in the world.

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski