Central/North America

Santa Rosa National Park (Costa Rica)

Santa Rosa National Park, the first national park established in Costa Rica, was created in 1971. The park covers an area of approximately 495 sq km (191 sq mi).

Santa Rosa was originally a farm located in northwestern Guanacaste Province. Today an old hacienda building, "La Casona," functions as the monument commemorating the fallen heroes of the different battles that took place here.

Talamanca Range-La Amistad Biosphere Reserves and International Park (Costa Rica, Panama)

The location of this unique transboundary site in Central America, where Quaternary glaciers have left their mark, has allowed the fauna and flora of North and South America to interbreed. Four different Indian tribes inhabit this area, which benefit from close cooperation between Costa Rica and Panama.