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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



 
NATIONAL PARKS:
Chirripo National Park

Chirripo National Park

It`s situated in the territories of four provinces: San Jose, Puntarenas, Cartago and Limon. It`s stuck to the International Costa Rica-Panama Park of Friendship (La Amistad), with which it`s often considered to be one structure. The park was createdin 1982. As a World Heritage Site in 1983. In the vicinity of Chirripo Peak (3.819 m.a.s.l.-the highest peack of the country), there are caves of postglaciar origin, which are surrounded by parano forests. All postglaciar valleys, moraine deposits and lakes appeared more or less 30 millions years ago. The largest trees include oaks, sweet cedar, nargusta, elm, Poas magnolia, ira, cypress and manni. The fauna is varied 263 species of amphibians and reptiles and about 400 types of birds. The largest concentration of tapirs in the country can be found there, plus the puma, jaguar, ocelot, jaguaroundi, paccary and cacomistle. In 2002 there were found the pieces of hidden (crushed there in 1965) plane.


 
2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski