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