Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves / La Amistad National Park
Though a small portion of the park is also located in Panama, La Amistad makes up the largest and most remote national reserve in Costa Rica. The park is home to many important ecosystems such as cloud forests and tropical rainforests, and is a great stop for nature lovers enchanted by rich biodiversity. Those that decide to venture into the forest will enjoy various species of jungle cats, monkeys, birds, and much more.
Cocos Island National Park
Located over 500 kilometers off the coast of Costa Rica, Cocos Island was once a common resting point for pirates during the late 1600s until the early 1800s. The island is considered the Galapagos of Costa Rica as many of the animal species have adapted into endemic species found only on the island. Some species include fresh water fish, birds, lizards, and many insects. The marine life includes whales and hammerhead sharks which makes for a diving experience you will surely want to take advantage of.
Area de Conservación Guanacaste
This immense protected area is the location of the best dry forest habitats in the region and is a very important conservation area for biological diversity. The reserve is home to various endangered and rare plant and animal species and is a great spot to enjoy the lush, green landscapes that are typical of Costa Rica.