Protected Areas in 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.

Sierra de las Minas Mountain Range and Biosphere Reserve (Guatemala) Editor Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:22
The Sierra de las Minas mountain range, that runs through the country's southeast highlands, is one of the truly wild places in Guatemala. Protection of the area is particularly important because it contains an estimated 60 percent of Guatemala’s remaining cloud forest.