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Costa Rica's Protected Areas

This map shows most of the 74 units protected by the government in its network of national parks, biological reserves, forest reserves and wildlife refuges. These zones, covering an area of nearly 2.9 million acres, represent 25% of the nation's land territory.

Below the map is a legend to the identified areas

1 Santa Rosa 11 Manuel Antonio A Bolaños Island Refuge J Pájaros Islands Reserve
2 Guanacaste 12 Ballena Marine B Caño Negro Refuge K Carara Reserve
3 Rincón de la Vieja 13 Chirripó C Barra del Colorado Refuge L Gandoca-Manzanillo Refuge
4 Tortuguero 14 La Amistad D Lomas Barbudal Reserve M Caño Island Reserve
5 Las Baulas de Guanacaste 15 Cahuita E Peñas Blancas Refuge N Golfito Refuge
6 Palo Verde 16 Corcovado F Ostional Refuge O Hitoy-Cerere Reserve
7 Barra Honda 17 Juan Castro Blanco G Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve P Dr. Rafael Lucas
Rodriguez Caballero
8 Poás Volcano 18 Arenal H Curú Refuge
9 Braulio Carrillo 19 Tapantí I Guayabo & Negritos
Islands Reserve
10 Irazú Volcano 20 Cocos Island Q Guayabo National Monument

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First Published on the Web on April 13, 1996 by M.L. Smith