Parque Nacional Barbilla

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Place Category: AttractionsPlace Tags: flora and fauna, national park, one day tour, outdoor activities, trails, waterfalls, and wildlife

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  • Would you like to get away from the crowds and still enjoy the natural beauty of Costa Rica during your stay? The Parque Nacional Barbilla is a perfect spot to do it. This 29,500 acre region situated along the Cordillera de Talamanca is the least visited national park in the entire nation.

    This Park was created in 1982, it is relatively intact, with only small gaps created for human life. In addition, the national park is a historical and cultural treasure of Costa Rica, as it is home to the Cabécar indigenous tribe. Its main objective is the conservation of the tropical humid forest and the areas of aquifer recharge, of great water production that gives rise to a number of rivers and brook tributaries of the Barbilla River. It protects a wide zone of humid tropical lowland forest, with a great diversity of flora and fauna, many of them in danger of extinction. A humid tropical forest and very humid one cover the Park and it is also possible to observe waterfalls. Although a system of trails runs through the park, most are quite rough and it is advisable to take the tour with a local guide. It is allowed to camp and also to fish.

    Like all of Costa Rica, the area is teaming with life. Conditions in the national park support complex ecosystems and undisturbed regions develop naturally. This area gives scientists, researchers and nature lovers a unique opportunity to study biological processes.

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