The Costa Rica national parks are a web of lands and natural or man-made monuments protected by law and conservation policies. Spread all over the country they are exposed to all sorts of climates. You can find them in places like the marine areas, dry forests, cloud forests and rainforest.
Be sure to dedicate some time to explore at least one national park when you visit this country, since that is basically the major support they receive apart from that of the government’s budget. All the money gathered from entry fees and donations goes to the maintenance and sustainability of the park and local communities.
Just how big are the National Parks in Costa Rica
The national parks of Costa Rica cover over 25% of the entire country along with reserves. Costa Rica national parks are on the top places in the world ranking for dedicating a large part of its landmass to protective areas.
Having 5% of the world’s biodiversity makes it necessary to have enough space to house all species and keep them safe from harm and extinction. The natural habitats have established boundaries set with a lawful shield. Below you’ll find a map of the approximate locations of the National Parks:
Explore all corners of Costa Rica National Parks
What can you expect to find at the National Parks?
Most of the national parks in Costa Rica offer hike trails, camping and picnic areas along with information booths, souvenir shops, bathrooms and conference rooms. Some even offer guided visits.
Remember that when visiting a Costa Rica national park you are stepping into a protected land and that the operation policies are very strict. Considerable fines are set by law for those who disrespect these grounds and any living creature in them. These areas are managed by the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE for its Spanish name) and all of its officers are properly identified and uniformed.
Be amazed by all that Costa Rica national parks have to offer. Learn from wild animals you have never seen before in the most beautiful sceneries hidden in this small jewel of Central America.