National Park Guides
Rio Celeste Waterfall, Tenorio Volcano National Park

Rio Celeste Waterfall & Tenorio Volcano National Park Guide

Located in the northern lowlands of the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, Tenorio Volcano National Park is known for Tenorio Volcano, natural hot springs, hiking trails, wildlife, and most notably, Rio Celeste Waterfall. The Legend of Rio Celeste Local legend has it that after God finished painting the sky, he washed his paintbrushes in Rio […]

Santa Rosa National Park Guide

Santa Rosa National Park Guide: Where To Go & What To See

Santa Rosa National Park is located within one of the hottest and dryest regions of Costa Rica, Guanacaste. The sprawling 386 square kilometer park protects the largest remaining expanse of tropical dry forest in Central America. Set in the far northwest corner of Costa Rica, Santa Rosa has pristine remote beaches and is fantastic for […]

Palo Verde National Park Guide

Visit Palo Verde National Park for Birding & Wetlands

Situated in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, Palo Verde National Park is one of the most important wetland ecosystems in the country. The Rio Tempisque River is the park’s lifeline as it seasonally swells, spilling out over the region to form marvelous wetlands among the dry tropical forest. The park makes up about 45,492 […]

Marino Ballena National Park

Marino Ballena National Park Guide

Designated an official national park in 1990, Marino Ballena National Park covers 13,616 sea acres and 272 land acres – a truly diverse range of ecosystems! One of only two marine parks in Costa Rica, it is especially well-known for the whales that come annually to breach. Another interesting curiosity is the whale’s tail shaped […]

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge Guide

Turquoise water and rocky white sand beaches backed by coconut trees and lush rainforest are characteristic of the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge protects roughly 70% of the southern Caribbean which stretches from the little village of Manzanillo all the way down to Panama. The wildlife refuge has wild white […]

Cahuita National Park Guide

Cahuita National Park Guide

Cahuita National Park, on the southern Caribbean coast 26 miles south of the port city of Limón, is a land and marine park best known for white-sand beaches, thick lowland jungle, brilliant turquoise water, and wildlife. Travelers to the southern Caribbean should not miss this coastal highlight! Our Cahuita National Park guide provides helpful information […]

Carara National Park Guide

Carara National Park Guide

Carara National Park is a centrally located forest bordering the Central Pacific Coast. Its location makes it accessible to many destinations in Costa Rica, but it is perhaps most popular for birding. Approximately 48% of Costa Rica’s avian species can be found within the park. Check out our Carara National Park guide for helpful information […]

Rincon de la Vieja National Park Guide

Rincon de la Vieja National Park Guide

Sitting in the dry northwest corner of Costa Rica in the Guanacaste province, Rincon de la Vieja National Park has a wealth of natural wonders including Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, boiling mud pots, hot springs, and even waterfalls. The 34,000 acres of Rincon de la Vieja National Park are characterized by dry forest with […]

Poas Volcano National Park Guide

Poás Volcano National Park Guide

Poás Volcano is one of the most accessible volcanoes to visit from Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose and one of the most popular attractions in the Central Valley. It lies within the 16,000 acres that make up Poás Volcano National Park in the Alajuela province. The volcano is surrounded by dense cloud forest […]

A Guide To Visiting Corcovado National Park

A Guide To Visiting Corcovado National Park

Corcovado National Park is one of the largest lowland tropical rainforests in Central America and the best place in Costa Rica for wildlife watching. The park is over 163 square miles, covering nearly half of the Osa Peninsula, yet remains one of the most remote regions of Costa Rica. Famously dubbed “the most biologically intense […]