more than any where else, lies Costa Rica's charm.
It is embodied in its forests, its unpredictable volcanos,
its endless shores and its underwater marvels.
If you haven't walked at least one of its jungle trails,
you can't claim to have visited Costa
Rica, for therein lies the essence of the country,
its inner meaning, its vibrant skien of life woven
between its enchanting shorelines to cover its craggy
mountain chains. You
can't reach out and hold it but there's something
there, so that, once you've felt it, you'll never
really leave Costa Rica behind, no matter where your
body goes. But, enough of this. If you're here, it's
time to enjoy Costa Rica's vividness. If you're not
yet here, well, we'll help you to dream!
on the name in the list, for a description and photos
of the conservation facility.
Unless otherwise stated,
all pictures are from COSTA RICA - National Parks
and other Protected Areas, and are shown with the
The international friendship park, part
in Costa Rica and part in Panama.
A national park with a live volcano and
almost daily eruptions!
A national marine park, mostly underwater.
A national park on the far North of the
Honda A national park in Guanacaste,
famous for its endless limestone caves.
Carrillo A great forest tract very
near San Jose.
absolute Biological Reserve on the tip of the Nicoya
A popular national park on the Caribbean
Coast, South of Limon.
A national park on the Nicoya Penninsula.
A national park in the mountains. Highest point
in Costa Rica.
paradise for many aquatic birds
There may be pirate treasure but there definitely
is biological treasure!
At last we set aside gold to value the wealth of
Small but beautiful
Incredible beauty seen by so few.
A great geological fault and endless nature!
Companion park to Santa Rosa
Where an indian city existed for centuries
& Negritos Rocky islands that sea
Wet beauty in the jungle
Bolaños Another sea bird rookery
de Caño Sacred burial grounds
and indian trading center
See what volcanos can do to wildlife!
Cruces A couple's dream of nature
Selva The best research facility
in the wet jungles
Barbudal Where wasps and bees abound
Baulas Where people watch sea turtles
More sea turtle nesting areas
Blancas White peaks and wildlife
The sleeping giant
Verde Aquatic birds for all
de la Vieja Where mud boils naturally
Rosa Where history and nature meet
Almost untouched by man
Canals and manatees