Natalia Brzuskiewicz

Costa Rica

6 places · Public

Parque Nacional Volcán Poás

National Park

mega turystyczne, ale widok niezapomnainy. Just 37km north of Alajuela by a winding and scenic road is Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, the home of a 2704m active volcano. Violent eruptions hadn't taken place for more than 60 years when rumblings began in 2014; there were further significant eruptions in April and June 2017, and at the time of research the park was closed due to these events. In previous years it was possible to peer into the crater, measuring 1.3km across and 300m deep, and watch the steaming, bubbling cauldron belch sulfurous mud and water hundreds of meters into the air. This may be possible again in future, but for now the best place to view Poás is from afar, in the scenic, uncluttered countryside. At research time the volcano was smoking – a spectacular sight. The best time to see it is early in the morning, ideally before the clouds creep in around noon.

Parque Nacional Isla del Coco

National Park

spokojniej playa del coco w regionie guanacaste. Around 500km southwest of the Costa Rica mainland, Isla del Coco is a natural wonder that teems with wildlife, including the largest schools of hammerhead sharks on the planet. For that reason, divers descend from all corners, often venturing out on liveaboard trips with companies like Aggressor and Undersea Hunter. There's also some fascinating pirate history here, and apparently some buried treasure.

Parque Nacional Volcán Turrialba

National Park

***TOP**** Vero: Volcano Turrialba (where you can see Atlantic Ocean and Pacifi Ocean from the top) WHITE WATER RAFTING In the vicinity of Turrialba, at an elevation of 650m above sea level, the Río Reventazón gouges a mountain pass through the Cordillera Central. In the 1880s this geological quirk allowed the ‘Jungle Train’ between San José and Puerto Limón to roll through, and the mountain village of Turrialba grew prosperous from the coffee trade. Later, the first highway linking the capital to the coast exploited this same quirk. Turrialba thrived. However, things changed by the early 1990s, when the straighter, smoother Hwy 32 through Guápiles was completed and an earthquake shut down the railway for good. Suddenly, Turrialba found itself off the beaten path. Even so, the area remains a key agricultural center, renowned for its strong coffee, ubiquitous cheese and Central America’s best white-water rafting. To the north, the area is home to two worthy sites: the majestic Volcán Turrialba and the archaeological site of Guayabo.

Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal

Park

***TOP*** Reco by Vero: Tabacon Resort is a must do!! (Located in front of Volcán Arenal...AMAZING!) For most of modern history, Volcán Arenal was just another dormant volcano surrounded by fertile farmland. But for about 42 years – from its destructive explosion in 1968 until its sudden subsiding in 2010 – the volcano was an ever-active and awe-striking natural wonder, producing menacing ash columns, massive explosions and streams of glowing molten rock almost daily. The fiery views are gone for now, but Arenal is still a worthy destination, thanks to the dense forest covering her lower slopes and foothills, and her picture-perfect conical shape up top (often shrouded in clouds, but still). The Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal is part of the Area de Conservación Arenal, which protects most of the Cordillera de Tilarán. This area is rugged and varied, rich with wildlife and laced with trails.

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

National Park

***TOP*** polecane przez Ania Roszkowska. polecane: park narodowy manuel antonio (piekna, najatrakcyjniejszy park, wiecej dni) Featuring lush jungle, picture-perfect beaches and craggy headlands, this tiny park brims with wildlife (and oftentimes, visiting humans). As you wander its lovely trails, you'll catch a glimpse of dangling sloths, squawking toucans and playful monkeys, and stumble on breathtaking views of the sea and nearby islands. To beat the crowds and maximize wildlife sightings, arrive early.

Parque Nacional Tortuguero

National Park

***TOP*** canopy, splyw gorski, zjazd na linie z wodospadu, tyrolki, gorace zrodla rafting sarapiqui jaskinie venado, domek w eko-osadzie. Tortuguero is a place of intense biodiversity that includes more than 400 bird species, 60 known species of frog, 30 species of freshwater fish and three monkey species, as well as the threatened West Indian manatee. Caimans and crocodiles can be seen lounging on riverbanks, while freshwater turtles bask on logs. More than 150,000 visitors a year come to boat the canals and see the wildlife, particularly to watch turtles lay eggs.