Biological diversity is the living wealth of this planet. Only in the last two centuries, merely a blink of an eye in evolutionary terms, have billions of years of nature's work been rapidly transformed by one species - Homo sapiens. Our impact upon the Earth's biodiversity has been greater than any other species.
The National Park system of Costa Rica was created more than 30 years ago and today more than 25 percent of Costa Rica's territory has been designated either as National Park land or some kind of biological reserve, wildlife refuge or wildlife corridor. With the establishment of their National Parks, the people of Costa Rica decided to preserve their beautiful and bio-diverse areas for future generations.
Costa Rica's national park system claims some of the most complete ecosystems and biodiversity remaining in Central America. The habitat preserved within park boundaries affords many species an oasis of survival and some of the last bastions of intact ecosystems found today.
By following these links, you will find information on the National Parks of Arenal, Poas, Tortuguero, Manuel Antonio, Corcovado and Piedras Blancas.