Guanacaste National Park


Located in the province of Guanacaste, the note of the Pacific, 36 miles north of the city of Liberia, this park was created on June 5, 1991 by Executive Decree 20516-MIRENEM. It has an area of 32,512 hectares.

It contains a great ecological diversity distributed in forests: noboso tropical wet, tropical wet and dry forest.

The upper parts of the park are represented by the massifs of Orosi and Cacao volcanoes. Also worth mentioning that among the hill and Volcán Cacao Orosilito, born Tempisque River, then along with other rivers like the Colorado River form the Drowned and Tempisque, Guanacaste main collector.

For its size, diversity and location, both in the Atlantic and Pacific, the park has a great diversity in its evergreen rain forest. The forest on the tops of the volcanoes Orosi and Cacao is the primary support of epiphytes such as bromeliads and orchids, there are ferns, aroids and mosses.

In the Guanacaste National  Park there are about 3,000 species of plants. The dominant species are the boiler, the Tempisque, the cork oak, chokecherry, tapir pumpkin and golden fruit.

It highlights the diversity of birds, there are about 300, including the boiler, the goldfinch, oriole of montezuma, the toucan, the king of the vultures, or owls oropopo glasses, bellbird, the umbrella bird, the magpie and cargahuesos , among others. Some of the mammals are the most representative tepezcuinte, deer, jaguar, white face, puma, dantea, coati, peccary, armadillo, tolomuco and two-toed sloth.

Estimates of the number of species of butterflies and moths, there are about 5,000 species.