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

Rincon de la Vieka National Park

Rincon de la Vieja National Park

(14.084 ha), (1973). It`s situated in the centre of Guanacaste province, in Cordillera Guanacaste, 25 kilometres to North-East from Liberia. It consists of several craters: Rincon (1.806 m.a.s.l.), Von Seebach (1.895 m.a.s.l.) and Santa Maria ((1.916 m.a.s.l. - sometimes it`s considered to be a separate volcano). At the foot of the southern flank of the volcano there are areas known as Las Pailas and Las Hornillas which covers aooroximately 50 hectares. In the last one fumaroleshiss like kettles spitting up odiferous steam and gases.

Studied carried out in the park have identified 257 birds (three-wattled bellbird, quetzal, Montezuma oropendola, green amazon). It provides a shelter for cougars, tiger cats, tayras, kinkajous, ocelots, two-toed sloths, spider monkeys. It`s also where the largest wild growth of the country`s national flower, the purple orchid can be found.

2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski