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

Esquinas National Park

Esquinas National Park
(1.600 ha), (1991). It`s called also Piedras Blancas National Park. It`s placed in southern Costa Rica, on Dulce Bay and borders to the east with Golfito National Wildlife Refuge. It stands out with the highest in the country diversification of trees specie counted on different areas of 10.000 sg. m. It`s covered by primary and secondary forests (cotton trees, spiny cedars, palm viscoyol) which are separated by valleys and pasture lands. There is abundance of very shallow waters (up to 1 meter deep). It`s inhabited by 140 species of mammals (racoons, coatis, howler monkeys). The most common birds are short-billed pigeons. There is also a plan to reintroduce there scarlet macaws. In 1999 at Austrian violist Michael Schnitler initiative, Austrians took part in repurchasing additional surface in order to extending the park (so it`s the reason why it`s called sometimes "the Austrian rainforest"). It`s expected to extend it for megapark (together with Golfito Reserve and Corcovado National Park).

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski