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- National Park Tours -

These popular 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.

  • Rincon 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.

  • Santa 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 facilities.

  • Playa 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 visit.

  • Palo 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.

  • Barra 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.

More Links to Guanacaste, Costa Rica National Parks

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