Parque Internacional La Amistad

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Place Category: AttractionsPlace Tags: ecotourism, flora and fauna, forest, landscape, national park, one day tour, outdoor activities, trails, view, and wildlife

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  • With its area split between the countries of Costa Rica and Panamá, Parque Internacional La Amistad is one of the first attempts to manage protected area between two different nations. Travelers who want to experience ecotourism during their vacation should definitely make an effort to visit the park, as it encompasses nearly 500,000 acres of the country being the largest national park in Costa Rica. One of the characteristics that makes this National Park attractive is the fact that the visitor can be in direct contact with pristine natural environment, where biological diversity manifests itself in all its forms, making it possible for this Protected Area to be considered as a protected area of the regions with with the highest genetic diversity, species and ecosystems, as well as a high level of endemism throughout Costa Rica. Another attraction of La Amistad International Park is the scenic beauty of both its natural environment and the adjacent indigenous and peasant communities, where you can find guiding, feeding and lodging facilities, thereby contributing to local development through rural community tourism. The visitor can enjoy breathtaking views from some hills and majestic sunrises, agro landscape composition and a clean sky full of stars. The visitors to the park also has the privilege of being in the largest Protected Wildlife Area of Costa Rica, where they can do leisure activities, camping, extreme and middle trekking, photography and a bird watching, as well as knowing unique ecosystems such as  paramo, the savannas, the peat bogs, the cloud forest, and the premontane forest.

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