The holiday held every aug. These parks are an integral part of costa rica s world esteemed efforts.
Costa rica has been a world leader in conservation policies with protected areas that encompass over 25 percent of its total landmass the highest in the world.
National parks in costa rica. Many of these protected areas are national parks. 24 since 1986 commemorates the creation of the country s national parks system. Forbes magazine named it among the most beautiful parks in the country in 2011.
The national parks map also shows the entire national park system in costa rica. There are currently 30 national parks of costa rica which are managed under the umbrella of sinac sistema nacional de areas de conservacion a department of costa rica s ministry of environment and energy all told costa rica s protected areas encompass more than 25 of the country s total land area. Map of national parks in costa rica.
So much of the rainforests dry forests mangrove swamps cloud forests and marine reserves and wetlands of costa rica are fascinating to explore. Costa rica on monday is celebrating national parks day. With dreamy beaches lush steamy rainforests and a series of towering volcanoes the changing landscapes of this ecological paradise are dazzling to behold and lucky visitors to its shores will be stunned time and time again by its beauty.
National parks of costa rica costa rica s national park system is a network of protected rainforests tropical dry forests cloud forests marine areas and wetlands. The jewel of costa rica manuel antonio national park is the smallest park in the country yet has some of the most impressive landscapes. Think white sand beaches nestled into coves lush tropical forest along the edges huge mountains rising up from the midst of the trees.
Aside from granting visitors free entry to national parks schools typically highlight environmental awareness with activities throughout the week. The variety is part of the charm.