Manuel Antonio National Park, on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, encompasses rugged rainforest, white-sand beaches and coral reefs. It’s renowned for its vast diversity of tropical plants and wildlife, from three-toed sloths and endangered white-faced capuchin monkeys, Pacas, Leafcutter Ants Green Iguanas, Blue-Crowned Motmots, Red-Eyed Tree Frogs, to hundreds of bird species.
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK is a protected wilderness area on Costa Rica's northern Caribbean coast. Its beaches are famous nesting grounds for sea turtles, including endangered green turtles. The park is home to Glass Frogs, Neotropical River Otters, Spectacled Caimans, West Indian Manatees, and Green Sea Turtles.
Cahuita National Park is a terrestrial and marine national park in the Caribbean La Amistad Conservation Area of Costa Rica located on the southern Caribbean coast in Limón Province, connected to the town of Cahuita. It protects beaches and lowlands and attracts tourists and other visitors who are able to snorkel in the protected marine area which contains the coralline reefs, as well as being a nesting ground for sea turtles. The park is home to Fer-de-lances, Leafcutter Ants, Eyelash Palm Pitvipers, Blue Jeans Poison Dart Frogs, and White-faced Monkeys.
Chirripó National Park is home to the highest mountain in Costa Rica, the Cerro Chirripo, which stands a towering 3820 meters above sea level. Chirripó can be categorized into five ecosystems:lowland tropical wet forest, premontane tropical wet forest, lower montane wet forest, montane wet forest and subalpine wet forest.
Over 400 species of birds have been observed in this park, along with several fauna species including the tapir, puma, peccary, jaguar and spider monkey. An added attraction of this beautiful park is a remote section known as the Savannah of the Lions, where one can spot a large population of pumas roaming wild and free.