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Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge

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The Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge protects hot humid forests, mangroves, canals and marine areas on the northern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica.

The Caño Palma Biological Research Station is located at Barra del Colorado, under the supervision of COTERC.

Park Facilities and Hours

There are no public park facilities at this national wildlife refuge. The biological station conducts research investigations, and can be reached only  by canal boat. See also Tortuguero National Park and Dr. Archie Carr Wildlife Refuge.

Area   200,600 acres


240 inches annual average


85ºF average

  Limon Province

Date of Creation   26 July 1985

Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge

Cano Palma Biological Station

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