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

Irazu Volcano National Park

Irazu Volcano National Park

(2.309 ha). It`s placed in Cartago province, in Cordillera Central. It`s main element is towering til 3.432 metres above sea level Irazu Volcano - the highest volcano in the country. In cloudless days from its top it`s possible to see both oceans at once. (They say it`s the only place in America where you can see such a sight).

Most of the vegetation in the park is sparse and stunted. The predominant species is is the arrayan, which is very leathery shrub. Wildlife on Irazu is very scarse. There are coyotes, tiger cats and colibres.

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski