(248 ha). It`s situated 63 kilometres to the south from
Santa Cruz on Nicoya peninsula. It`s limited by Indiana and Guiones points. It`s
devided on two parts by Nosara rives mouth. Consists of Ostional, Nosara and
Guiones beaches. The main reason of its creation was protecting birds and
turtles. Ostional Beach is a famous place where from July to
November olive ridley, letherback and green turtles lay their eggs.
The investigation has been made of 102 species of birds
(brown pelicans, frigatebirds, cormorans, spoonbills) and crocodiles, howler and
white-faced monkeys, coatis, ctenosaurs and kinkajous. The coast is covered by
mangroves and marsches. There are also decidous forests (frangipani, tea
It might soon become the destination of hundreds of tourists. This will be so if the developers of a 263-room are allowed to continue with their project. However, several communities in the area and biologists oppose the development, which is considered a threat to wildlife.