Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge Cahuita National Park scuba diving reef beach CaribbeanThe beach here is the nesting ground of four species of sea turtle, among them the Leatherback. They return here from March through July to lay their eggs, then swim away.....

Cahuita National Park in Costa Rica

Cahuita National Park in Costa Rica Cahuita National Park scuba diving reef beach CaribbeanCahuita Marine National Park has nearby beaches for diving and surfing, and like the parks at Manuel Antonio and Las Baulas, Cahuita National Park is a marine park whose crystal...

Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica

Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica is north of Limon on the Caribbean coast. Tortuguero National Park beaches are the major nesting area of the green sea turtle in Costa Rica. Nesting season stretches from July into the...

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park Rincon de la Vieja National Park is home to the most active geysers in Costa Rica. Volcano enthusiasts and eco-tourists will find Rincon de la Vieja National in Park Costa Rica one of the country's most varied -- and among the...

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica Arenal Volcano National ParkArenal Volcano National Park, is a Costa Rica wonder not to be missed. Arenal Volcano National Park is a few hours north of San Jose. Near the town of La Fortuna, it offers many other sites and...

Las Baulas National Marine Park in Costa Rica

Las Baulas National Marine Park in Costa Rica This is also a great place to sight whales and their young calves, as many migrate here in the winter to mate.See Whales for more info. Playa Grande is also a red-hot surfing beach, a sport increasingly popular with Costa...

Irazu Volcano National Park in Costa Rica

Irazu Volcano National Park in Costa Rica When the volcan at Irazu Volcano National Park in Costa Rica last erupted, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States. In fact, Irazu Volcano went off the day JFK arrived here, March 19, 1963. There have been a few...

Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica

Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica Poas Volcano National Park is the closest volcan to San Jose, the inland capital near in the Central Valley. Its spectacular geysers have been called the biggest in the world. Dormant for 12 years, it erupted again in late...

Brauilio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica

Brauilio Carrillo National Park, Costa Rica Brauilio Carrillo National Park provides the scenic backdrop for a drive from San Jose to Limon on the Caribbean side. Your first sight of Brauilio Carrillo National Park comes after emerging from a tunnel through the top of...

Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica If Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica is on your list of things to do, then you're on the right track. Though Manuel Antonio National Park may be smallest in Costa Rica, it is also one of the most beautiful. Part of...