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: Guanacaste National Park

Guanacaste National Park

(35.000 ha), (1991). It was created by biologist D.H.It protects tropical dry forests, rainforests and very moist forests and pasture lands that extend in natural succession from 200 metres a.s.l. on the Guanacaste plain to 1.659 metres a.s.l. in the Guanacaste Mountain Range. It`s estimated that it houses 2.250 plant species, 125 species of birds, 25 mammal species and 1.800 species of insects. The wildlife of the moist and very moist volcanic slopes of Orosi (1.487 m.a.s.l.) and Cacao (1.659 m.a.s.l.) include howlers and white-faced capuchin monkeys, tapirs, sloths, jaguars, collared peccaries and three-wattled bellbirds. The middle ground provides a refuge for currasows, white-tailed deers and fer-de-lance snakes. At the bottom of Orosi Volcano, in the place called El Pedregal there are petroglyphs.

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski