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Costa Rica National Parks
Protected Areas on the Rich Coast


Aside from the 25 Costa Rica National Parks that exist -- those like the Arenal Volcano, Poas Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the Corcovado...

There still remain over 100 other protected areas throughout the country - places which include biological and forest reserves like Cabo Blanco - first area of its kind on the Rich Coast - wildlife refuges, and others.

As a whole, these areas of conservation...

National Parks of Costa Rica
A Glimpse... Beautiful Places on the Rich Coast

...account for just over a quarter of the country's total land area, and incredibly - a whopping 5% of the earth's biodiversity.

Wow!

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Protected and public lands included - the country divided into 11 conservation zones, those known as the Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion (SINAC)...

Is managed by MINAE, the Ministry of the Environment and Energy.

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Here on this page of the site - having visited and explored many of the country's parks in person, let's take a closer look - and an adventurous one at that!...

Firsthand recounts of some of the most beautiful places, anywhere.

Click on any of the following links to learn more...








Map of Protected Areas on the Rich Coast

The following map depicts the various Costa Rica National Parks, other protected areas included - in dark green. Clicking on the red dots, will take you further down the page - to learn more...

Carara
Poas Volcano
Cabo Blanco
Carara Poas Volcano Cabo Blanco
  •  Red Dot Costa Rican National Parks 
  •  Red Dot Other Protected Areas 
TICR Maps - Costa Rica National Parks



National Parks of Costa Rica

Click on the following links, for a closer look at some of the National Parks of Costa Rica - those like the Arenal Volcano, Poas, and others...



Other Protected Areas

The following links - once clicked, direct you to various firsthand experience, at even more beautiful places, here on the Rich Coast...