Las Baulas National Marine Park and Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge

  • Las Baulas National Marine Park and Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge
     Las Baulas National Marine Park and Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge

The Las Baulas National Marine Park protects the largest nesting colony of Leatherback sea turtles (“baulas” in Spanish) on the Costa Rican Pacific Coast. It is a significant nesting spot in the world for the giant sea turtle, which is in danger of extinction and is protected in Costa Rica. The nearby Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge is a large mangrove estuary at the river mouth of the Matapalo River that divides Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande. The most common species of mangrove trees found in Costa Rica are: red, black, white and tea. Mangrove forests are the ideal home for fish, crustaceans and molluscs. You also can see here many reptiles, amphibians and birds

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