National Park Tours
attractions are near Hotel El Velero in Playa
Hermosa, Guanacaste. Guided tours are
available but you can also take these day trips yourself
if you have rental car.
de la Vieja National Park -- An hour drive from our
hotel on rough roads. A unique park with volcanic
activity including numerous fumaroles, hot springs and mud
pots. Hiking trails to waterfalls and craters.
Horseback riding tours and camping are available.
Rosa National Park -- About 1 hour from our hotel, you
can see the country's largest area of tropical dry forest,
with caves for exploring, pristine beaches and basic camping
Ostional National Wildlife Refuge -- About 1.5 hours
from our hotel, you can see mass nesting of the Olive Ridley
sea turtles 4 to 10 times between July and November. You
must have a reservation with the National Park Service to
Verde National Park -- A bird watcher's paradise.
One of Costa Rica's best kept secrets. The area
supports more than 50,000 water fowl and forest bird
species. Camping facilities are available.
Honda National Park -- Approximately 2 hours from our hotel. This underground National
Park is a series of limestone caves that were once a
part of a coral reef and is now a spelunker's delight.
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