(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.