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The Nosara Protected Zone near Hojancha Guanacaste covers the headwaters and natural springs in the mountains of the Nicoya Peninsula. These creeks eventually become the Nosara River Basin, important to the Nicoya Peninsula because it flows year round.

The mouth of the Nosara River eventually empties into the Pacific Ocean at Nosara Beach, part of the Ostional Wildlife Refuge. The inland, nutrient rich sediments are deposited on and feed the complicated microbiology which supports the biodiversity on Ostional Beach, which in turn supports the incredible arribadas at the world famous sea turtle nesting site.

Area   2,282 acres

  Guanacaste Province

Date of Creation   10 March 1994

Nosara Monte Alto Costa Rica

Park Facilities and Hours
The Monte Alto Forest Reserve has cabinas, trails and an eco-museum for visitors.

For more information contact :
Fundacion Pro Reserva Forestal Monte Alto
Hojancha, Costa Rica
(506) 659-9347

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