Costa Rica is home to three UNESCO World Heritage sites, Area de Conservacion Guanacaste, La Amistad Reserve and National Park, and Cocos Island National Park. Each location features a unique climate zone, along with flora and fauna that are a protected and cherished part of Costa Rica’s natural treasures.
Area de Conservacion Guanacaste is the most accessible and includes several volcanoes, tropical dry forest and several important nesting areas for sea turtles such as the olive ridley, leatherback, loggerhead and green turtles.
The Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserve and National Park starts in the center of the country and extends south to Panama where it continues. It is difficult to access due to the lack of maintained trails and rugged terrain. This is the wildest and tallest non-volcanic range in Central America with peaks over 4,000 meters above sea level.
Cocos Island National Park is the only tropical eastern Pacific island with rainforest. Click on the links below to read more about Costa Rica World Heritage Sites.
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