Best parks in Puntarenas

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Explore the most popular parks in Puntarenas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Best parks (10)
#1 - Marco Antonio National Park
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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The Manuel Antonio National Park is Costa Rica’s smallest national park and is located in the Quepos canton. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and a variety of wildlife, this part is sure to captivate you in every way! There is also a humid tropical forest which visitors can hike to inspiring panorama views, a mangrove swamp, islands, and a lagoon. With more than 100 species of mammals and 184 types of birds, including: sloths, four monkey species, toucans, and bat species, it will not disappoint. There are various activities for visitors to do, such as sea kayaking, mountain biking, snorkeling, and hiking. Plan your next adventure at the park!Show more
#2 - Carara National Park
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Carara National Park is located two hours away from San Jose. It spans across 5242 ha of both dry and humid forests. Named after the Huetar word for crocodile or “river of lizards”, the park is covered in lagoons and marshlands which make it a prime place to see and experience a variety of wildlife. The park is popular for birdwatching. It is also a great place to see monkeys, crocodiles, sloths, jaguars, white tail deer, and armadillos. Along with wildlife, the flora is diverse and has some rare hardwoods in the park. The best way to enjoy this park is with a guide. Grab a guide and plan out your next adventure at Carara National Park. Fees: Adults ¢1.000 Adults $10Show more
#3 - Corcovado National Park
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Corcovado National Park is located on the Osa Peninsula - it is considered one of the most biologically intense places in a remote location in the country. Being the home to a lowland rainforest, the park has rare species of animals and plants. It is home to the Scarlet Macaws, the tapir, and the Red-Eyed Tree Frog. There are thirteen different ecosystems that range from lagoons, beaches, swampls, and rainforests. It is reported to be the home to 140 different mammal species, 500 species of trees and 400 types of birds. Hikers will not be disappointed, but be prepared because it is hot and humid most of the year. There are lots of wild animals that roam the park so a hiking guide is recommended. Fees: National and residents: ¢1.600 Foreign Non-residents: $ 15Show more
#4 - Piedras Blancas National Park
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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Piedras Blancas National Park spans across 14,000 ha and sits on the south east side of the Osa Peninsula. The natural reserve and wildlife refuge is home to tropical forests, rare plants and wildlife. There are hundreds of species of plants, animals, and insects. This is also considered the best bird watching parks in the country. Visitors can expect to hike through evergreen forests, beaches, and beautiful waterfalls. Plan a visit to Piedras Blancas National Park!Show more
#5 - Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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#6 - Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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#7 - Curi-Cancha Reserve
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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#8 - Curu Wildlife Reserve
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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#9 - Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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#10 - Bosque Eterno de Los Niños
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
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