• NATIONAL PARKS TOURS WORLDWIDE

    HIGHLIGHTS, WHERE THEY ARE AND HOW TO VISIT THEM: CENTRAL AMERICA

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    NATIONAL PARKS OF COSTA RICA

     

    Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of Costa Rica. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

     

    On this pages you find a list of Costa Rica's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of Costa Rica include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in Costa Rica.

     

    National Parks of Costa Rica

    For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of each country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours to Ecuador , Peru, Ethiopia and Uganda.

    Area

    Management type

    Size in ha

    Marine

    IUCN category

    Ownership

    Lat

    Lon

    Established on

    Volc? Rinc? de la Vieja

    Cloud Forest Site

    14083

    0.56000000000

    35.78000000000

    1/1/1949

    Finca Humberto Jimenez

    Private Reserve

    157

    -1.68000000000

    37.28000000000

    1/1/1955

    Los Arce

    Private Reserve

    168

    1.11000000000

    36.78000000000

    1/1/1936

    Bosque Nublado de Monteverde

    Private Reserve

    10500

    -1.71000000000

    37.53000000000

    1/1/1960

    Los Santos

    Forest Reserve

    60700

    -1.73000000000

    37.30000000000

    1/1/1960

    Juan Castro Blanco

    National Park

    14258

    -1.80000000000

    37.38000000000

    1/1/1960

    Jaguarandi

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    0.46000000000

    35.78000000000

    1/1/1949

    Las Tablas

    Protective Zone

    19602

    -1.70000000000

    37.33000000000

    1/1/1933

    Laguna Las Camelias

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    -1.76000000000

    37.53000000000

    1/1/1960

    Conte-Burica

    Anthropological Reserve

    11910

    -0.90000000000

    36.53000000000

    1/1/1980

    La Ceiba

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    Y

    II

    Public - National

    -3.35078800000

    40.07163500000

    1/1/1968

    La Selva

    Protective Zone

    2815

    Y

    II

    Public - National

    -3.35585500000

    39.96645900000

    1/1/1968

    Miravalles

    Protective Zone

    12416

    Y

    VI

    -4.06053900000

    39.77792500000

    1/1/1986

    Palustrino Corral De Piedra

    Protective Zone

    2490

    Y

    VI

    Public - National

    -4.69214500000

    39.40953900000

    1/1/1978

    Cuenca R? Tuis

    Protective Zone

    4095

    Y

    VI

    -1.89637300000

    41.33811500000

    1/1/1979

    Lacustrino Pejeperrito

    Protective Zone

    0

    Y

    VI

    Public - National

    -4.35351800000

    39.58401700000

    1/1/1993

    Bah? Junquillal

    National Wildlife Refuge

    498

    II

    3.96070800000

    36.34274100000

    1/1/1973

    Lacustrino Bonilla Bonillita

    Protective Zone

    20

    II

    3.48962100000

    36.03910300000

    1/1/1983

    Nicol? Weesberg

    Strict Nature Reserve

    62

    II

    1.09265500000

    34.69395200000

    1/1/1968

    Palo Verde

    National Park

    16804

    II

    -0.12811600000

    37.34911600000

    1/1/1949

    Pejeperro

    Protective Zone

    500

    II

    -0.65807000000

    34.29546300000

    1/1/1983

    Piedras Blancas

    National Park

    14100

    II

    -2.77884200000

    38.77168500000

    1/1/1948

    Pen?sula de Nicoya

    Protective Zone

    9000

    II

    -2.66860600000

    37.81895900000

    1/1/1983

    Ostional

    National Wildlife Refuge

    320

    II

    2.64047700000

    36.59104700000

    1/1/1983

    Pacuare Matina

    Reserva Forestal

    415

    II

    0.09367800000

    38.20827000000

    1/1/1966

    R? Grande

    Protective Zone

    1500

    II

    -0.20884400000

    38.73635100000

    1/1/1989

    R? Navarro y R? Sombrero

    Protective Zone

    6440

    II

    -1.37337500000

    36.85884400000

    1/1/1946

    R? Pacuare

    Forest Reserve

    13060

    II

    -0.92146900000

    36.47637000000

    1/1/1983

    Pe?s Blancas

    National Wildlife Refuge

    2400

    II

    Public - National

    -0.38024700000

    36.69937400000

    1/1/1950

    Acu?eros Gu?imo y Pococ?/font>

    Protective Zone

    4270

    II

    -0.91587800000

    36.31350500000

    1/1/1984

    Camaronal

    National Wildlife Refuge

    220

    II

    2.33880600000

    37.94062200000

    1/1/1949

    Cerro Atenas

    Protective Zone

    900

    II

    1.86219400000

    35.73913600000

    1/1/1979

    Marino Ballena

    National Park

    4200

    VI

    0.69062500000

    35.63030800000

    1/1/1983

    Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste

    National Park

    400

    II

    0.64332300000

    37.83477800000

    1/1/1974

    Matamb?/font>

    Anthropological Reserve

    1710

    II

    0.61820800000

    37.53023700000

    1/1/1985

    Lomas de Barbudal

    Biological Reserve

    2279

    II

    0.29036400000

    34.85516300000

    1/1/1985

    Hitoy-Cerere

    Biological Reserve

    9154

    II

    -1.49011500000

    35.14413500000

    1/1/1974

    Manuel Antonio

    National Park

    682

    II

    -4.25740700000

    39.38794500000

    1/1/1968

    R? Toro

    Protective Zone

    4389

    VI

    -1.43798500000

    40.16000000000

    1/1/1974

    Nairi Awari

    Anthropological Reserve

    4820

    VI

    1.59923700000

    37.60552500000

    1/1/1976

    Aviarios del Caribe

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    II

    1.84396100000

    35.39119700000

    1/1/1979

    R? Macho

    Forest Reserve

    69604

    II

    0.56024300000

    37.60096900000

    1/1/1985

    Arenal

    National Park

    12010

    VI

    0.08627400000

    38.40742600000

    1/1/1979

    Guayabo

    National Monument (Monumento Naciona)

    217

    VI

    0.09691700000

    38.92059400000

    1/1/1976

    Cerro El Jard?

    Forest Reserve

    2650

    VI

    -0.29307100000

    38.50578200000

    1/1/1979

    Cerro La Cruz

    Protective Zone

    200

    VI

    -2.64682500000

    38.27040600000

    1/1/1976

    Cerro Nara

    Protective Zone

    2280

    Y

    VI

    -1.56799300000

    41.31488000000

    1/1/1976

    Cerros de la Carpintera

    Protective Zone

    2407

    VI

    -1.81779200000

    38.78643400000

    1/1/1979

    Barra del Colorado

    National Wildlife Refuge

    92000

    II

    -1.89986100000

    40.11859500000

    1/1/1976

    Cerro Dantas

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    Y

    VI

    -1.83873900000

    41.13650300000

    1/1/1976

    Cerro de La Cangreja

    Protective Zone

    1937

    II

    0.24140600000

    36.13731200000

    1/1/1970

    Transilvania

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    IV

    -3.50000000000

    39.50000000000

    1/1/1979

    Cordillera Volc?ica Central

    Forest Reserve

    61541

    IV

    -0.50000000000

    35.50000000000

    1/1/1961

    Coto Brus

    Anthropological Reserve

    7500

    UA

    51.56000000000

    -0.16000000000

    1/1/1990

    R? Tirib?/font>

    Protective Zone

    650

    Private

    -2.21000000000

    38.18000000000

    Gandoca-Manzanillo

    National Wildlife Refuge

    9449

    Private

    -2.55000000000

    37.61000000000

    Cerros de Turrubares

    Protective Zone

    2340

    Private

    0.20000000000

    37.03000000000

    Chirrip?/font>

    National Park

    51641

    Private

    0.18000000000

    36.61000000000

    Barbilla

    National Park

    12098

    Private

    -2.05000000000

    37.56000000000

    Volc? Tenorio

    National Park

    12819

    Private

    -1.33000000000

    36.91000000000

    Barra Honda

    National Park

    2325

    Private

    -0.38000000000

    36.83000000000

    Volc? Po?

    National Park

    5600

    Ia

    48.73725600000

    85.76003100000

    1/1/1976

    Limoncito

    National Wildlife Refuge

    1056

    Ia

    43.12767400000

    77.36182300000

    1/1/1964

    Arenal-Monteverde

    Protective Zone

    27059

    Private

    -0.30000000000

    36.65000000000

    Playa Hermosa

    Protective Zone

    400

    Ia

    42.31125200000

    70.60128000000

    1/1/1926

    Archie Carr

    National Wildlife Refuge

    47

    Private

    -3.20000000000

    38.46000000000

    1/1/1993

    Bajo Chirrip?/font>

    Anthropological Reserve

    16950

    Private

    -1.68000000000

    37.18000000000

    Braulio Carrillo

    National Park

    48158

    Private

    0.58000000000

    36.40000000000

    Cabo Blanco

    Strict Nature Reserve

    1172

    42.48598600000

    79.11324300000

    Cacyra

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    42.45986900000

    78.62084500000

    Caraigres

    Protective Zone

    3400

    UA

    51.28000000000

    -0.11000000000

    1/1/1987

    Cerro Las Vueltas

    Biological Reserve

    1300

    40.62926000000

    75.28614900000

    Rinc? de la Vieja

    National Park

    14083

    40.47882400000

    73.21912000000

    Bosque Alegre

    National Wildlife Refuge

    843

    42.34059200000

    75.88506900000

    Bosque Nacional Diri?/font>

    National Wildlife Refuge

    2800

    Y

    Ib

    75.61873000000

    -58.53655900000

    1/1/1977

    Guaym?de Osa

    Anthropological Reserve

    2703

    Y

    Ib

    75.63446600000

    -58.34007300000

    1/1/1977

    Golfito

    National Wildlife Refuge

    2810

    V

    13.21658100000

    104.84648900000

    1/1/1993

    Golfo Dulce

    Forest Reserve

    67287

    5.22237800000

    23.27572100000

    La Cure?

    Forest Reserve

    6307

    II

    2.92196900000

    16.44036000000

    1/1/1990

    Rio Casas

    Protective Zone

    660

    II

    2.92196900000

    16.44036000000

    1/1/1990

    Carara

    National Park

    5312

    V

    14.02345900000

    104.52057800000

    1/1/1993

    Alberto Manuel Brenes

    Biological Reserve

    7683

    V

    14.37897400000

    104.68872700000

    1/1/1993

    Iguanita

    National Wildlife Refuge

    100

    IV

    12.09878900000

    106.68821100000

    1/1/1993

    Isla del Ca?

    Biological Reserve

    200

    IV

    11.92149400000

    104.08454900000

    1/1/1993

    Aguabuena

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    IV

    12.26154000000

    102.97485800000

    1/1/1994

    Islas Negritos

    Biological Reserve

    0

    IV

    11.41613700000

    103.05975400000

    1/1/1993

    Grecia

    Forest Reserve

    2000

    IV

    11.50858300000

    103.09732200000

    1/1/1993

    Cerros de Escaz?/font>

    Protective Zone

    7060

    IV

    11.51024900000

    103.03508300000

    1/1/1993

    Costa Esmeralda

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    II

    9.53028000000

    21.36576000000

    1/1/1933

    Taboga

    Forest Reserve

    296

    IV

    11.48744100000

    103.05574500000

    1/1/1993

    Kec?ldi

    Anthropological Reserve

    3538

    IV

    11.46107600000

    103.07566800000

    1/1/1993

    El Chayote

    Protective Zone

    847

    IV

    11.45101000000

    103.08319200000

    1/1/1993

    El Rodeo

    Protective Zone

    2222

    IV

    11.45307800000

    103.05980800000

    1/1/1993

    Cuenca del R? Abangares

    Protective Zone

    4000

    IV

    11.45123400000

    103.10474800000

    1/1/1993

    Cuenca del R? Banano

    Protective Zone

    9225

    IV

    13.31008200000

    102.55203700000

    1/1/1993

    Cuenca del R? Siquirres

    Protective Zone

    0

    IV

    13.32344400000

    106.92775600000

    1/1/1993

    Cur?/font>

    National Wildlife Refuge

    75

    IV

    11.52459000000

    103.03161000000

    1/1/1993

    Ujarr? (Cab?ar)

    Anthropological Reserve

    19040

    II

    9.53028000000

    21.36576000000

    1/1/1933

    Finca Del Estado

    Protective Zone

    1920

    IV

    11.45952000000

    103.08920900000

    1/1/1993

    Finca La Virgen

    Other area

    1923

    IV

    11.44640100000

    103.07630600000

    1/1/1993

    Finca Las Delicias

    Protective Zone

    1380

    IV

    11.47377400000

    103.01785500000

    1/1/1993

    Nosara

    Protective Zone

    1825

    IV

    11.43991200000

    103.08643100000

    1/1/1993

    Islas Guayabo

    Biological Reserve

    143

    IV

    11.40256000000

    103.05889600000

    1/1/1993

    Cahuita

    National Park

    14022

    V

    35.82713700000

    129.35062700000

    1/1/1968

    Fernando Castro Cervantes

    National Wildlife Refuge

    1600

    V

    35.76483400000

    129.09357800000

    1/1/1968

    Tivives

    Protective Zone

    2368

    V

    35.85532700000

    129.16750600000

    1/1/1968

    Santa Rosa

    National Park

    37217

    V

    35.82568900000

    129.16779200000

    1/1/1968

    Isla P?aros

    Biological Reserve

    4

    Y

    V

    34.92896100000

    127.89064600000

    1/1/1968

    Tortuguero

    Protective Zone

    13000

    Y

    V

    34.71898500000

    127.96515200000

    1/1/1968

    Guatuso

    Anthropological Reserve

    2723

    Y

    V

    34.90519900000

    128.06774400000

    1/1/1968

    Corcovado

    National Park

    47563

    Y

    V

    34.74059200000

    128.66016600000

    1/1/1968

    Volc? Turrialba

    National Park

    0

    II

    8.58562400000

    19.72309000000

    1/1/1933

    Zapat?

    Anthropological Reserve

    2855

    Y

    V

    34.61484900000

    125.88162400000

    1/1/1981

    Sierpe T?raba

    Reserva Forestal

    32960

    Ia

    Public - State/Provincial

    -27.11000000000

    -54.80000000000

    1/1/1996

    Volc? Iraz?/font>

    National Park

    2309

    Y

    V

    34.49142400000

    127.78201000000

    1/1/1981

    Internacional La Amistad

    National Park

    193929

    Y

    V

    34.04630000000

    127.43102400000

    1/1/1981

    Talamanca Bribr?(Bribr?

    Anthropological Reserve

    43690

    Y

    V

    34.18450200000

    126.72512100000

    1/1/1981

    Tamarindo

    National Wildlife Refuge

    500

    Y

    V

    36.61681900000

    126.19161100000

    1/1/1978

    Ca? Negro

    National Wildlife Refuge

    9969

    Y

    V

    34.77059100000

    128.43558400000

    1/1/1968

    Telire

    Anthropological Reserve

    16260

    Y

    V

    34.75260100000

    127.77544500000

    1/1/1968

    Tapant?/font>

    National Park

    6080

    Y

    V

    34.66886000000

    125.35300100000

    1/1/1981

    T?raba

    Anthropological Reserve

    9350

    Y

    V

    34.42678000000

    127.39770600000

    1/1/1981

    Abrojo - Montezuma

    Anthropological Reserve

    1480

    Y

    V

    34.25788900000

    125.99985900000

    1/1/1981

    Tayni

    Anthropological Reserve

    16216

    V

    37.77335900000

    128.60934700000

    1/1/1975

    Tenorio

    Protective Zone

    5277

    V

    36.85059300000

    128.20138500000

    1/1/1984

    Sutubal

    Protective Zone

    104

    V

    36.61923500000

    127.87696300000

    1/1/1970

    Werner Sauter

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    V

    36.95788700000

    128.52676600000

    1/1/1987

    Zona de Emergencia Volc? Arenal

    Forest Reserve

    5286

    V

    35.86964600000

    127.73196700000

    1/1/1970

    Cataratas de Cerro Redondo

    National Wildlife Refuge

    0

    V

    35.43647100000

    126.89213100000

    1/1/1972

    Montes de Oro

    Protective Zone

    0

    V

    37.66948700000

    126.98023100000

    1/1/1983

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