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National Institute of Biodiversity Park

This special park is located in the provincial capital (Hererdia), just 20 minutes from San Jose’s downtown. Created in the 1980s, it is home to 600 plant species, more than 50 bird species, a butterfly barn, reptiles, mammals and amphibians. In addition, it offers visitors a series of trails with representations of different types of the country’s forests: rainforest, pre-mountainous, wetland and dry forest. Among the species mentioned above, your visit will allow you to observe: colorful frogs, iguanas, sloths, caimans, turtles, snakes, spiders, deers, etc. Regarding vegetation, orchids, heliconias, bromeliads and many others will charm you with their multitude of colors, especially green.

National Institute of Biodiversity Park is in a way the front door to Costa Rica, where visitors will be able to understand in depth the biological diversity of the country's national parks. Your presence at this park will allow you to learn about the success and challenges of national conservation, as well as parks and national reserves. To do this, you can go there during opening hours: Friday from 8am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm. It is closed the other days. Guided group tours are from Friday to Sunday at 9am, 11am and 2pm.

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