Bahía Junquillal National Wildlife Refuge

  • Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Bahía Junquillal
     Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Bahía Junquillal

Part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area, the Bahia Junquillal National Wildlife Refuge protects a large area of tropical dry forest and coastal mangroves. Wildlife you can see here includes spider monkeys, howler monkeys, white-faced Capuchin monkeys, white-tailed deer, iguanas, and many types of marine birds. Additionally, four species of sea turtles come ashore to nest here in breeding season. There are trails, camping and picnic areas, toilets, public telephone and other services. Junquillal Bay is the main attraction; its quiet waters are splendid for swimming, snorkelling and boating. The refuge also includes other bays: Jicote, Cuajiniquil and the Los Muñecos islands