13 Must-See National Parks and Reserves in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is a biodiverse country and it is one of the greenest countries in the world. It has protected over 25% of its land by national parks, reserves, refuges, and conservation areas. In addition to this, the country houses several rare species given that their protected land is habitable which is thanks to their government’s efforts in their nature preservations.

Scroll down below as you see the list of Costa Rica’s National parks and reserves that you must visit!

  • Manuel Antonio National Park: The park consists of rugged rainforests and white sand beach.
  • Monteverde cloud forest reserve: It is a misty tropical forest where it too, has a variety of plant and animal species.
  • Ballena Marine National Park: Includes its famous whale-tail-shaped beach and everyone can do day trips, camping and whale watching.
  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park: Visitors can go hiking, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, hot springs dip, and swimming.
  • Corcovado National Park: The park can explored through riding a boat in its pacific beaches and mangrove swamps, hiking the park, camping, go and do bird watching, beach hoping and more.
  • Chirripo National Park: For anyone who opts to explore and climb up Costa Rica’s highest mountain peak, Chirripo National Park is the best option.
  • Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve: This natural reserve was the first protected land from 1963 prior from the national parks today. It offers only hiking through the thick forest.
  • Cahuita National Park: It features its beaches, hiking trails and the protected species of corals and animals within the park.
  • Arenal Volcano National Park: The park is known for its majestic volcano and biodiversity of plants and animals. You might see deers, tapirs, snakes, birds, brown magpies and more.
  • Poas Volcano National Park: The volcano is known as one of the largest craters in the world. The crater observation deck timed in visits but it is best visited early to see the site clear.
  • Irazu Volcano National Park: The park centers the volcano which is still active and also the tallest out of all the volcanoes in the country.
  • Tenorio Volcano National Park & Rio Celeste: Bird watching, Hot springs dipping, trail hiking, visitors can never miss to explore the park.

Source: RDV Voyage

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