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National Parks of Costa Rica, Reserves and Protected areas

For more about the national parks and reserves here see the official websites at:

http://www.costaricabureau.com/nationalparks/index.html

http://www.costarica-nationalparks.com/

http://www.sinac.go.cr/EN-US/turismo/Pages/parquesnacionales.aspx

Yes! Confusing! Not sure there is one official website and none list every one of the parks!?


MY PHOTOS OF NATIONAL PARKS

To see MY PHOTOS of the parks I have visited  click on the YELLOW LINKS in this list of parks and reserves which take you to my travel galleries of park visits. The numbered list is the "Official" list from the National Park Website and the number is the location on the MAP at bottom of page. 


1 Santa Rosa National Park

2 Guanacaste National Park

3 Las Baulas Marine National Park & Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge

4 Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve

5 Barra Honda National Park

6 PALO VERDE NATIONAL PARK

     2018 Nov, Rancho Humo

     2016 Aug, Boat Trip Only

7 Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve

8 Ostional National Wildlife Refuge

9 CARARA NATIONAL PARK

     2019 Jun, Macaw Lodge

     2019 Mar, Hotel Punta Leona

     2016 May, Cerro Lodge

     2015 July, Villa Lapas

10 MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK

      2018 Dec, Hotel Si Como No

      2015 Mar, Hotel Verde Mar

11 BALLENA NATIONAL PARK

      2019 Oct, Cristal Ballena Hotel, Uvita

12 Isla del Caño Biologic Reserve

13 CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK

      2018 Mar, Danta Corcovado Lodge, Los Patos Ranger Station

      2017 May, Hotel Aguila de Osa, Drake Bay

      2009 January,  Luna Lodge & Lookout Inn, Carate on birding tour

14 GANDOCA-MANZANILLO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

      2018 Sep, Hotel Banana Azul

15 CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK

      2017 Sep, Hotel Banana Azul

16 TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK

      2019 Feb, Turtle Beach Lodge solo

      2016 Feb, Laguna Lodge with Reagan

      2010 Dec, Laguna Lodge on Caravan Tour

17 Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge

18 CAÑO NEGRO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

      2017 Mar, Celeste Mountain Lodge, Bijagua

      2010 Dec, cruise at Los Chiles, Caravan Tour from Arenal

19 RINCON DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK

      2019 Oct, Hacienda Guachipelín

20 ARENAL NATIONAL PARK

      2019 Nov, Arenal Observatory   

      2018 May, Arenal Observatory

      2010 Dec, Arenal Manoa Hotel on Caravan Tour

21 VOLCAN POAS NATIONAL PARK

      2015 Mar with Kevin day trip from Atenas

      2010 Dec. on Caravan Tour day trip from San Jose

22 BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK

      2019 Dec, Tapirus Lodge, Rainforest Adventures

23 Volcán Irazú National Park

24 Guayabo National Monument

25 TAPANTI (Orosí) NATIONAL PARK

      2018 Feb, B&B in Orosi

26 La Amistad International Park

27 Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve

28 CHIRRIPO NATIONAL PARK

     2020 May, Talari Lodge - trip planned

      2015 Sep, Cloudbridge Reserve, Rio Chirripó Lodge

29 GOLFITO NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

     See #35, the adjacent Piedras Blancas National Park

30 Isla Bolaños National Wildlife Refuge

31 Islas Guayabo, Negritos and Pájaros Biologic Reserves

32 CURU NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

      2017 Dec, Tambor Tropical Resort

33 Juán Castro Blanco National Park

34 Isla del Coco National Park (World Heritage status)

35 PIEDRAS BLANCAS NATIONAL PARK (at #29 on Map) Golfito

      2018 Oct Visit, Esquinas Rainforest Lodge near Golfito

36 VOLCAN TENORIO NATIONAL PARK (near #18 on Map)

      2017 Mar Visit, Celeste Mountain Lodge

37. QUETZAL NATIONAL PARK  (not on Map, NW of #28)

       2020 Feb-Mar, Sevegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota

      2015 Sep, Mariam's Cabins, San Gerardo de Dota

      2014 Aug, Trogon Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota

      2009 Jan, Sevegre Mountain Lodge, San Gerardo de Dota Birding Tour


There are also several protected wetlands and many Private Reserves like those in Monteverde which are not national parks or reserves. So my birding is much beyond this list of government parks and reserves, but they are very important! Costa Rica has more than 25% of its land protected for conservation/nature!

National Parks Map