Welcome to Barra del Colorado

The area has long been a favorite of sportfishers, who arrive to hook gar, tarpon and snook. Those who aren’t into fishing can enjoy the incredible landscape. The Ríos San Juan, Colorado and Chirripó all wind through the refuge and out to the Caribbean Sea through a soggy wetland habitat made up of marshes, mangroves and lagoons. Here you’ll find West Indian manatees, caimans, monkeys, tapirs and three-toed sloths, plus a riotous bird population that includes everything from keel-billed toucans to white hawks. There are countless species of waterbird.

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Barra del Colorado in detail