In Sunday’s Tico Times it was announced that Costa Rica’s National Parks located in the less-traveled South Pacific Area will receive the equivalent of $1.7 million USD infrastructure improvements which affects some of my favorite National Parks and Reserves like Marino Ballena, Corcovado, Piedras Blancas, Golfito Wildlife Reserve, and La Amistad International National Parks. I have visited all but La Amistad, the nearly inaccessible wilderness park on both sides of the Costa Rica/Panama border.
This will help tourism in that area and provide basic infrastructure needed with anything from a road or trail to a bathroom. Maybe even make La Amistad accessible to an old man! 🙂 They say this about it: “This protected area is vital for Costa Rica biodiversity and conservation. The rugged terrain and intense jungle make it difficult for tourists to visit. You won’t find convenient amenities there.” I slept 3 nights in the adjacent Bribri Yorkin Indigenous Reserve which is probably as close as I will get to that park.
Below are links to my “Trip Galleries” for parks in this area that are some of my favorites . . .
My “Trip Galleries” from the South Pacific of Costa Rica . . .
- Coming this July 2022: Second trip to Piedras Blancas NP, Playa Cativo this time
- 2021 December 21-26 – Cristal Ballena, Uvita (Marino Ballena NP)
- 2021 July 22-28–Bosque del Cabo, Osa Peninsula (Corcovado NP)
- 2019-September 13-21–Cristal Ballena, Uvita (Marino Ballena NP)
- 2018-Oct–9-15–Esquinas Rainforest Lodge (Piedras Blancas NP)
- 2018-March-13-17–Danta Corcovado (Corcovado NP)
- 2017 May 1-6 – Drake Bay, Aguila de Osa Lodge (Corcovado NP)
- 2009 January Birding Tour of Costa Rica (My 1st!) (Corcovado NP)
And here’s a sampling of photos from the above . . .
“Nature is one of the most underutilized treasures in life. It has the power to unburden hearts and reconnect to that inner place of peace.”— Janice Anderson
3 Replies to “South Pacific Parks to be Improved”
How exciting that the old man might get to see it all!!!
That is one of my goals, to visit every national park in Costa Rica, like I did with all 54 state parks in Tennessee! 🙂
See my TN State Parks Gallery at:
Or better yet the book:
Way to go! Keep on keeping on!!!