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At San Lucas Island, Costa Rica creates its 30th national park
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At San Lucas Island, Costa Rica creates its 30th national park

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 24, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its national parks system by creating another national park. During a ceremony at Casa Presidencial, President Carlos Alvarado…

A list of Costa Rica national parks open in August
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A list of Costa Rica national parks open in August

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 1, 2020

Costa Rica has opened the majority of its national parks starting August 1. Below is a list of national parks and protected wildlife areas open for visitors…

Marino Ballena National Park reopens to the public
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Marino Ballena National Park reopens to the public

The Tico Times - July 8, 2020

Marino Ballena National Park reopened to the public earlier this month, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced. Located in the small town of Uvita, Puntarenas,…

Costa Rica reopens 15 more protected wildlife areas
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Costa Rica reopens 15 more protected wildlife areas

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 2, 2020

Costa Rica has reopened 15 more protected wildlife areas, the Environment Ministry (MINAE) announced this week. Below are the protected areas that have opened as of June…

Costa Rica will open 12 national parks. Here’s how it’ll work
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Costa Rica will open 12 national parks. Here’s how it’ll work

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 12, 2020

Costa Rica will open 12 national parks, plus the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, in accordance with new measures announced by the Health Ministry. But in keeping with…

Costa Rica to reopen national parks as part of ‘new normal’
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Costa Rica to reopen national parks as part of ‘new normal’

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 8, 2020

Costa Rica plans to reopen national parks as part of its next steps toward a new normal in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Vice President Epsy…

Costa Rica’s national parks will remain closed until May
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Costa Rica’s national parks will remain closed until May

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 8, 2020

Costa Rica will keep its protected wildlife areas and all 29 of its national parks closed until at least May 1, the National System of Conservation Areas…

Costa Rica closes all national parks, effective immediately
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Costa Rica closes all national parks, effective immediately

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 20, 2020

Costa Rica has closed its protected wildlife areas and all 29 of its national parks effective immediately, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) announced Friday afternoon.…

Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend
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Chirripó National Park closed indefinitely starting this weekend

The Tico Times - February 14, 2020

Chirripó National Park will be closed "until further notice" beginning on Saturday, Feb. 15, according to the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). The reason for the…

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano increasing in activity, authorities say
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Rincón de la Vieja Volcano increasing in activity, authorities say

The Tico Times - January 30, 2020

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) says Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste is increasing in activity, though the organization has not observed…