Waterfall at Rincon de la Vieja National Park, photo credit @afortuna2cr.
Roughly one fourth of Costa Rica’s area is protected. What does this mean? It includes national parks, reserves and refuges, mostly government owned but also private. The main objective of this effort which began in 1970, was to protect the biodiversity of the country’s flora and fauna. August 24th is National Park Day in Costa Rica. Learn more about the importance of the conservation efforts which began decades ago, and how to include these destinations in your Costa Rican vacation.