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Santa Rosa National Park - Admission Ticket
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Santa Rosa National Park - Admission Ticket
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This park was established to protect the site of the Battle of Santa Rosa in 1856.
Parque Nacional Santa Rosa La Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Another fab trip here , I loved it , we saw loads of animals and monkeys and we all loved it , would recommend xxx

1  Thank clairer1965
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We had an excellent guide from Swiss Travel, who was very knowledgeable about birds and wildlife around th park. He was native to Costa Rica and could identify birds by their calls. We spent a few hours in the park, admiring the birds, hiking the...More

Thank AGCATransplant
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Preserving the dry forest is very important and I wish we were able to see more of it. Last year's storm washed out the road so the Los Patos trail is closed. I would recommend camping in the park in the dry season to see...More

2  Thank Zydeco_Librarian
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Attended this park early in the morning. And I mean early, we arrived from Playas del Coco at 0630hrs. It paid off. Firstly, the trails are very nice and well laid out. The sounds of the forest at this time of the morning are simply...More

2  Thank Danny B
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

After missing our turn off to visit Rincon de la Vieja National Park, we saw signs for Santa Rosa N.P., so opted to go there instead. Seeming how we were on highway 1, the road was paved, which is a nice treat here in Costa...More

3  Thank 394bernieh
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This park is probably only worth going if you make it to the campsite at witches rock on the beach. But unless you have a real tough big 4x4 car (not a SUV) and are an experienced off road driver you can't drive there. Last...More

10  Thank MrLatte
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had a half days bird watching which took in Santa Rosa NP. When we arrived the weather was OK spotted a few lifers, then it rained, this is probably the driest area of Costa Rica and it rained. On a dry day just touring...More

4  Thank Perek24
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Santa Rosa NP is located in northwest Costa Rica, an area that's usually dry. It also has habitats that are different from anything you're likely to find in other parts of the country. If you're planning on staying at Santa Rosa, the first thing...More

4  Thank Doug D
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Santa Rosa has a beautiful beach called as Roca Abruja (rock of a witch) which one can only access through a strong 4x4 drive because of very tough terrain to reach there. We were 5 friends and we camped there. Camping is very cheap (I...More

Thank Mohit S
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Parc has like 3 short trails with nothing to see. 30$ for nothing. We got told that the beach is only acessable with 4wd (which isn t a Problem for us) but the truth is, it s blocked. So there is no Chance to even...More

4  Thank Julian E
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28 September 2017|
Response from Zydeco_Librarian |
Not many. Best way to experience the park is to camp. There is only one short trail open as a storm washed out the road beyond La Casona.
18 January 2017|
Response from Zydeco_Librarian |
Call the park ranger's office. They speak English and are very helpful. (506) 2666-5051
Christina B
31 October 2015|
Response from Zydeco_Librarian |
Call the park ranger's office. They speak English and are very helpful. (506) 2666-5051