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

Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve

Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve

(2.279 ha), (1986). It`s situated in Guanacaste province, to the north from Palo Verde National Park, on a plateaux ended in rocky cliffs that climb to 125 metresabove the basin of river Tempsique. It stands out of large number of insects, especially bees and wasps, that live in the most shapely riporio forest in the region.

70 % of stands are covered by decideous forests (mahogany, gumbo-limbo, rosewood and cannonball trees). There are also yellow Cortez trees that on March burst into bloom for four days and are completely covered with yellow flowers. The reserve provides shelter for collared peccaries, white-nosed coatis, howler and white-faced monkeys and jaguarundies, rattlesnakes, boa constrictor, coral snakes. Its name means "bearded hills" for the mosses that drape from the branches. During dry season the temperature can reach even 40 C. In 1994, a large part of reserve was destroyed by fire.

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski