Santa Rosa

National Park

Santa Rosa National Park is located 35 km north of Liberia. It has an internal paved road 7 km in length that leads to the Historical Museum Casona de Santa Rosa, camping area and administrative area. In Santa Rosa can obtain information for other protected sectors of the Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG). La Casona de Santa Rosa National Monument was created by law on July 1, 1966. On March 27, 1971 was declared a National Park Santa Rosa, along with the surrounding lands. In 1980, Bat-sector expanded by Executive Order. 


Flora and Fauna

Santa Rosa retains the most important collection of protected dry forest of Central America, which includes forest species such as Guanacaste (Enterolobium) Pochote (quinata), locust (Hymenaea courbaril), Naked Indian tree (Bursera simaruba) and Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla). This forest is characterized by a marked difference between the rainy and dry season, when he loses most of the foliage. In the area of ​​the coast predominantly red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), as well as other species of mangrove vegetation in Costa Rica. In Santa Rosa are 115 species of mammals; among the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), Mono Congo (Alouatta palliata) and white-faced monkey (Cebus capucinus), as well as Coatis (Nasua narica). The common bird is the Magpie (Calocitta formosa). The reptiles most representative are the Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus) and Iguana (Ctenosaura similis).