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Piedras Blancas National Park
Esquinas Rainforest and Piedras Blancas National Park

Area   34,642 acres

Location
  Puntarenas Province

Date of Creation   17 July 1991





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Park Attractions

The Piedras Blancas National Park protects the rainforests and beach areas inland of the Golfo Dulce near Golfito, Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It was once considered to be the Esquinas Sector of Corcovado National Park.




Today, efforts are underway to conserve and protect the biological corridor which connects these two national parks. The rainforests, beaches and bays around the northern coast of the Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula - see the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve.


Piedras Blancas National Park

Driving Directions
Travel to the south of the country on the Interamerican highway, about 180 miles from San Jose to Palmar.

South of Palmar about 20 miles you will find the turnoff to the La Gamba Esquinas Rainforest, then Piedras Blancas National Park of Costa Rica


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The rugged mountains and river basins of the Rio Esquinas and the Rio Piedras Blancas provide a dense evergreen forest that is home to rare tropical trees, birds, mammals and reptiles. This region is true rainforest, receiving up to 200 inches of rain annually.



Park Facilities and Hours

Currently, the only publically accessible entrance to Piedras Blancas National Park is via the town of La Gamba.


Other nearby Costa Rica Parks:

RHR Blancas Wildlife Refuge
Donald Peters Hayes Wildlife Refuge
Golfito Wildlife Refuge
Terraba - Sierpe Wetlands



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