Marino Ballena National Park
This national park was created in 1989, is the first marine park in Central America, it protects 171 hectares of land divided into five different beaches (Uvita, Colonia, Arco, Ballena and Piñuelas), and 5.375 hectares of marine ecosystems including coral and rocky reefs. This national park is the home of numerous species including the iconic Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) who migrates every single year to mate and give birth their calves on its tropical warm water.
Corcovado National Park
This national park was created in 1975, is one of the first national parks of Costa Rica, it is an amazing place where lives almost 5% of the wildlife of the world, that is the reason why National Geographic decided to call this place as “The most intense place, biologically of the world”, it protects more than 45.000 hectares of tropical rain forest. It hosts many different species of flora and fauna including the biggest wild land mammal of our country the Tapir (Tapirus bairdii), and the biggest Felid of America the Jaguar (Panthera onca).
Cano Island Biological Reserve
This reserve was created in 1978, it is the second best place in Costa Rica for snorkeling and scuba diving, and an important archeological place that was inhabited by indigenous people in the past, there it has been found important objects such as the unique Stones Spheres only found in our country. The island is 320 hectares and protects 3 kilometers around of rocky and coral reefs, where tons of colorful fish are swimming free, rays, sharks, and turtles welcome you to this paradise.
Terraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
This place was declared protected in 1994, is the biggest mangrove forest of the Pacific side of Central America, it protects over 24.000 hectares of forest, this wetland is divided into 2 different rivers (Terraba and Sierpe). It hosts a great variety of flora and fauna, including 5 different species of mangrove trees and endemic species of birds such as the Mangove Humming Bird (Amazilia boucardi), and Yellow-billed Cotinga (Carpodectes antoniae).