The Rincon de la Vieja National Park was created in 1973 to protect the flora and fauna and watersheds around the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste.
Miravalles Volcano, the highest of the volcanic Guanacaste Range, soars 2,028 m (6,654 ft) above sea level. The summit is usually covered in thick clouds and frequent rain.
This national park includes the Tenorio Volcano (1,916 m / 6,286 ft), rainforest and cloud forest, and the famous Rio Celeste (sky blue river).
Arenal is one of the most famous national parks of Costa Rica, featuring the active Arenal Volcano as the main attraction. At 1,633 m (5,358 ft) tall, the Arenal Volcano has been active since 1968 and is considered one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world.
The protected area of Monteverde was created in 1972 by scientists and resident Quaker pioneers from the USA, who were all concerned about the impact of colonization on the cloud forest. Now known as the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve,
In the northern lowland plains, Caño Negro is seasonally flooded, forming lakes and marshes that are home to many different species, especially birds. In the dry season, the area is reduced to little lagoons, river channels and strips of riverbank inhabited by many different birds,