Barra Honda National Park was created in 1974 to protect its famous caves and waterways dated over 70 million years.
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Published Tuesday, November 24, 2020

$100,000-plus required to improve
Barra Honda National Park


By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The construction of 200 meters of the elevated path in the Barra Honda National Park, located in Guanacaste Province, required a budget of $111,000, announced the Ministry of the Environment.

According to the ministry, in addition to the construction of the visitor trail between the sectors of Caverna Terciopelo and Mirador Nacaome, four rest zones were also built.

The park improvements were financed with funds from the Second Debt-for-Nature Swap between the U.S. and Costa Rica, which is managed by the Costa Rica Forever Association.

The improvements in the park have the goal of offering better conditions to visitors, increasing tourism and thereby generating more income for the National System of Conservation Areas, SINAC, a public organization in charge of managing national parks.

The new 200-meter trail will improve the visitor's experience in exploring the forest. On this route, tourists can enjoy the different ecosystems, walk to the viewpoint landscape of the North Pacific area.

These 200 meters of the road will help increase tourism in the Guanacaste area, said the ministry in its statement.

Barra Honda National Park was created in 1974 to protect its famous caves and waterways dated over 70 million years.

Park rangers and park workers are helping visitors to maintain sanitary measures to avoid contagion of covid-19.

Online tickets can be purchased on the SINAC website. A tutorial on how to buy tickets can be found on the SINAC YouTube Channel.




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