Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge

  • Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge
     Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge

Barra del Colorado is composed of channels, lagoons, rivers, swamps, forests, hills of less than 250 meters, continental and fluvial islands. There is a rich biodiversity of plants and animals, with some endemic species. The flora is comprised of three types of vegetation: humid forest, wetlands and mangroves. Wildlife includes crocodiles, caimans, endangered West Indian Manatees, tapirs, jaguars, howler and white-faced Capuchin monkeys, and three-toed sloths. The area is considered a paradise for sportfishing for tarpon, snook, and Alligator gar fish, which is regarded as a living fossil. There are several world-class fishing camps in these waters. To get to Barra del Colorado, you can travel by boat from Moín, Tortuguero, Puerto Viejo or Sarapiquí, or by domestic flight from San Jose

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