Piedras Blancas National Park

Explore Piedras Blancas National Park, a protected area and wildlife refuge in Golfito, Costa Rica

Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas
Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas
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Piedras Blancas National Park, in the south of Puntarenas, has nowadays become a landmark for biologists and scientists all over the world since one of the greatest expressions of wildlife in Costa Rica is located within its borders.

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Furthermore, the park holds great historical content, since several native indigenous groups have been living in it. However, one of its main characteristics is, undoubtedly, the huge amount of birds inhabiting there thanks to the vast grove, turning the place into a landmark for ornithological studies.

The last rainforest in Costa Rica is located in Piedras Blancas National Park. This makes the park a home for lots of wild animal species, such as jaguars and falcons, among many others. Likewise, the park has many beaches and bays, which belong to the Golfo Dulce Gulf.

The park is situated in a privileged location: it is adjacent to Corcovado National Park. Hence, both parks form an impressive natural refuge, where you can delight in the expression of the most abrupt and beautiful nature in Costa Rica.

Among the different services of the park, its camping area, where you can camp and enjoy some days in contact with Costa Rican nature, stands out. Without a shadow of a doubt, Piedras Blancas National Park is one of the destinations you must visit in your route through Costa Rica.

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Location:

Puntarenas province, Costa Rica.

Website:

http://www.sinac.go.cr/AC/ACOSA/ASPs/PNPB/Paginas/default.aspx

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