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Savor The Abundant Splendor Of Costa Rica National Parks

Respect and protection of our vast natural resources is the national motto of Costa Rica and nowhere is that more evident than throughout our extensive network of national parks and sanctuaries. Spend some time exploring these splendid national treasures and discover for yourself what keeps Costa Rica at the forefront of global ecological preservation. Just outside our beautiful Flamingo Beach Resort you will find Las Baulas National Park, where 4.2 square kilometers of beaches, dry forest and swamps serve as the nesting ground for Leatherback turtles, the world's largest turtle species. Travel further afield and enjoy a wide range of experiences, from cave exploration to interaction with wildlife like howler monkeys, iguanas and colorful tropical birds. To experience our national parks is to experience Costa Rica the way Mother Nature intended.
 
Las Baulas Marine National Park in Guanacaste
Las Baulas Marine National Park
North of Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica | 011-2506-653-0470

Las Baulas Marine National Park

Located next to Tamarindo Beach, this park serves as the nesting ground for the endangered Leatherback turtle, the world's largest turtle. Nesting season runs from October to March. The area itself extends to the outskirt beaches of the park and the turtles deposit their eggs from Playa Grande to Playa Langosta and Junquillal. Activities include surfing and sunbathing. (12.5 miles away)
Refugio de Vida Silvestre Ostional of Costa Rica
REFUGIO DE VIDA SILVESTRE OSTIONAl
Between Nosara and San Juanillo Beaches, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica | 506-2682-0470

REFUGIO DE VIDA SILVESTRE OSTIONAl

Ostional Wildlife Refuge is located north of Nosara Beach. This national park serves as a refuge and nesting ground for the Olive Ridley turtle. Nesting season runs from July to December. At the park, catch a glimpse of iguanas, howler monkeys, and a variety of colorful birds. (56 miles away)
Guanacaste Barra Honda Parque Nacional
Barra Honda Parque Nacional
(7 miles) from La Amistad Bridge, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica | 506-2659-1551

Barra Honda Parque Nacional

This is the only national park designed to protect caves. It's famous for hundreds of miles of underground limestone caverns and caves - of which only 19 have been discovered so far. Tours of the caves are available and last about an hour. (61 miles away)
Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja in Costa Rica
Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja
Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica | 506-2661-8139

Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja

This is one of Costa Rica's richest ecological parks - boasting a variety of climates, regions, and altitudes, which, in turn, lead to a great diversity in its flora and fauna. The park is also famous for its six different volcanic peaks, including one with 32 rivers flowing down from its crest. In addition, boiling mud pits, active geysers, a fresh-water volcanic lagoon, thermal waters, and beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes are all part of this park's allure. (72 miles away)
Costa Rica Parque Nacional Santa Rosa
Parque Nacional Santa Rosa
35 km North of Liberia, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica | 506-2666-5051

Parque Nacional Santa Rosa

One of the first national parks to be declared, this destination has both ecological and historic value. It is the site where the Battle of Santa Rosa took place, as well as the events leading to the annexation of Guanacaste to Costa Rica. As for its ecological allure, the natural reserve protects an array of plants and animals, and serves as a protected nesting area for two types of turtles. (86 miles away)
Parque Nacional Palo Verde in Guanacaste
Parque Nacional Palo Verde
19 km (12 miles) South from Bagaces, Guanacaste, Costa Rica 50401 | 506-2671-1290

Parque Nacional Palo Verde

The Palo Verde National Park is also the home of the Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve. The park functions as a sanctuary for a wide range of habitats, from mangrove forests to evergreen and dry forests. An extensive marshland serves as wintering ground for North American waterfowl, making this a bird watcher's paradise. Of course, there are also wonderful opportunities to observe other wildlife, too. (69 miles away)
 
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