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Palo Verde National Park has spectacular wetlands and one of the best examples of dry tropical forest. This is possible because the mighty Tempisque River flows through this relatively arid region.
Foothills of the Turrialba Volcano, lays Costa Rica's premier archeological site. Guayabo offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the people who once populated the region.
Carara National Park was established on 1978 as a biological reserve. The government upgraded its category to national park in 1990 due to the massive numbers of tourists that visited it.
Santa Rosa is an area of historical importance, where the most important act of heroism on national territory took place: the Battle of Santa Rosa on March 20th, 1856
Cahuita's 14 km of beaches are shaded by palm trees, lush forests, marshlands, and mangroves. Created in 1970, it protects 240 hectares of amazing offshore coral reef.
The last time Volcán Irazú awoke, it showered the residents of Cartago and San José with ash, clogged the air with smoke, and sent glowing boulders rolling down its sides during 4 years.
Of near perfect symmetry, Arenal is the country´s most-active volcano. Grumbles from deep below it´s crater and columns of ash can be heard and seen almost daily.
Corcovado National Park is widely considered the crown jewel in the system of national parks and biological reserves spread across the country. Its ecological variety is quite stunning.
Manuel Antonio National Park is a small park (16.24 km2) and is the destination of around 265,922 visitors annually. It is well-known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails.
Poás Volcano, has erupted 39 times since 1828. This national park also offers four different habitats: areas with scarce vegetation, a stunted forest, a cloud forest, and an area of arrayans.
Rincón de la Vieja stands 1,916 meters (6,286 feet) above sea level. There is a large number of fumaroles and hot springs on the volcano's slopes.
Tortuguero National Park is the third-most visited park in Costa Rica, despite the fact that it can only be reached by airplane or boat. The park has an incredible biological variety.