National Parks of Costa Rica

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National Parks of Costa Rica

Manuel antonio 06 april 2005.jpeg

Manuel Antonio National Park


First Park Poás Volcano National Park, 1955
Smallest Park Manuel Antonio National Park, 16 km²
Largest Park La Amistad International Park, 1991 km²
Governing body SINAC

There are 26 National parks in Costa Rica. These parks are managed by SINAC (Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion). SINAC is part of Costa Rica's Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE).

List of National Parks of Costa Rica[change | change source]

Santa Rosa[change | change source]

The Santa Rosa National Park in the province of Guanacaste is one of the most important historic areas of the country.

Manuel Antonio[change | change source]

Manuel Antonio National Park was listed by Forbes as one of the world's 12 most beautiful national parks.[1] This park is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the province of Puntarenas.

It has an area of 682.7 mm. It is one of Costa Rica's most scenic parks. Manuel Antonio receives a lot of national and international tourism. Another important attraction is the tropical rainforest inhabited by species of flora and fauna in danger of extinction, such as the Tití monkey.

Arenal[change | change source]

Arenal National Park is located in the North Region, north of the Sierra de Tilarán. It belongs to the cantons of Tilarán, San Carlos and San Ramon. Protect important species of flora and fauna characteristics of the rain forest and cloud forest premontane valuable scientific and tourism.

Coocoo Island[change | change source]

The island is regarded as a natural laboratory for the study of the evolution of species. Cocos Island is a territory rich landscape and a true laboratory for the study of nature. Many ferns, bromeliads, rivers, creeks and waterfalls, valleys, cliffs and islands frequented by countless seabirds and place of nesting gulls.

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