Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day
Entry to all Costa Rican national parks is free today for National Parks Day.
The holiday, celebrated every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the national parks system. Aside from free entry to national parks, schools across the country also commemorated national parks with activities throughout the week.
The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) also recognized its park rangers this morning with an event at Rincón de la Vieja National Park (but not everyone participated).
When the holiday started, there were 14 national parks across the country. Now there are nearly 30 national parks, and about a quarter of the country’s landmass is protected land.
So go take a trip and visit one — it’s free! If you can’t, here are some of our best shots of Costa Rica’s beautiful national parks.
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