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Bosque Alegre Lakes Costa Rica

Area   Approx. 2,100 acres
Max. Elevation   2,460' above sea level
Temperature   ranges from 65ºF to 80ºF
Precipitation   180 inches annual average
  Alajuela Province, 30 miles NW of San Jose
N 10°18'0" W 84°13'0"
Date of Creation   15 February 1994

Bosque Alegre Costa Rica
Bosque Alegre Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica

Park Attractions

The Bosque Alegre wildlife refuge of Costa Rica protects the primary and secondary tropical rainforests and wetlands surrounding three small crater lakes, Bosque Alegre, Hule, and Congo. An ecological committee currently produces medicinal plants for use in shampoos and herbal teas, which has the added benefit of cultivating and supporting the butterfly population and diversity in the area.

Driving Directions

Cariblanco, Grecia, Alajuela. From San Jose, take the highway toward Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, passing Varablanca until you reach the town of Cariblanco.  It is approximately 1-1/2 hours from San Jose, Costa Rica.

Other nearby Costa Rica Parks:
Rio Toro Protected Zone
Grecia Forest Reserve
Poas Volcano National Park
Juan Castro Blanco National Park

Park Facilities and Hours

The ecological committee has a camping area with bathing facilities, 2 private cabinas for rent, and a restaurant overlooking Laguna Hule. The shop sells medicinal plants, teas, organic shampoos and butterfly art. Contact Lidieth Madrigal (506) 476-0194. Costa Rica.

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