Barra Honda National Park

Barra Honda National Park in Costa Rica

National Park Barra Honda in the Northern Pacific of Costa Rica, some 25 to 30 minutes before reaching the town of Nicoya and just some 10 minutes from the Palo Verde national park was established in 1971 to protect an interesting system of caves. Although the park has been shortened in the past, is now home to diverse and abundant species, which enjoy state protection, which has made that many animals before in danger, now are recovering. Barra Honda has an area of 2295 hectares and is located 335 kilometers from San Jose.

There is a good system of roads and trails through the park, allowing access to the caverns, with their unusual formations of stalactites and stalagmites. The park is located on the east side of the city of Nicoya, on the north side of the peninsula with the same name.

Barra Honda national park in Costa Rica contains a vast system of caves, about 42, of whom only 19 have been widely explored. These caves have a reputation for being perfectly preserved, proving that conservation efforts to retain all of the geo-characteristics of the area have been successful.

In this area there is a great bio-diversity; however, the main inhabitants are monkeys, coyotes, snakes, and other reptiles, which have evolved adaptations to the hot and humid climate of this area in particular. With the help of Costa Rica English speaking staff on duty in the park you can take to and from the caverns, or guide you on how to enjoy the wonders of this park.