The topography and the extremely high precipitation (4,500 mm / 177 in. per year) give birth to a multitude of waterfalls. Its location is very important for the protection of groundwater sources that feed the Central Valley.
The national park covers 44,100 hectares (108,973 acres) and contains at least five different life zones. Most of the time, visitors see this park as they cross from the Central Valley to the Caribbean Coast on Hwy 32.