National Parks in Costa Rica
Protected areas cover over 25% of our territory.
Costa Rica’s most outstanding natural and cultural heritage is without a doubt its spectacular wealth of nature. Although Costa Rica is a small country, it holds over 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Exquisite wilderness and strikingly varied eco-systems are home to close to 250 species of mammals, 870 kinds of birds, 225 types of reptiles and 175 kinds of amphibians that have been recorded in the country, as well as more than 9,000 species of vascular plants identified to date.
The nation’s system of National Parks and private reserves and refuges protects an area equivalent to more than 25% of its territory, making Costa Rica one of the largest National Park Systems, proportionally, on Earth. Normally only 3% of a nation’s territory is dedicated to national parks. This remarkable fact encourages international scientists, naturalists and eco-tourists to study and admire the exuberant tropical flora and fauna of Costa Rica.
Top Travel Costa Rica offers you the opportunity to visit part of this great National Park System, operating tours that allow you to enjoy the amazing diversity of ecosystems. We offer tours to active volcanoes, the cloud forest, transitional forest, and the humid and dense tropical forest, each containing a tremendous variety of flora and fauna.
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