Juan Castro Blanco National Park, Bajos del Toro
(4.5/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
Juan Castro Blanco National Park is a National Park, part of the Arenal Huetar Norte Conservation Area, in the northern part of Costa Rica about 100 km north of San José, to the east of Ciudad Quesada in Alajuela Province. It contains the active Platanar Volcano, the dormant Porvenir Volcano, and the inactive El Viejo Volcano. It was created in 1992 and covers an area of both rain and cloud forest. There is an extensive trail system that winds through the park and offers visitors the chance to see an array of plants and animals. Aside from the trail system, however, there are not any public facilities at the park.The park contains a wide variety of orchids and birds as well as natural hot springs. At least 57 species of mammal recorded in the reserve and include tapir, ocelots, sloths, howler monkeys, deer and at least 22 species of bats. Over 233 species of birds, resident and migratory have been recorded including the national bird of Costa Rica the clay-coloured robin. Endangered species found on the park include the quetzal, curassow, red brocket deer, and black guan.
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  • A national park with very little information for her visit, still has well marked their main entrance (which was this day), has 3 paths, the lagoon blue well, one in primary forest (for plants) and one in secondary forest (for birds). You can divert from near the lagoon to an area known as the mines 7 km away but already that is a trip for the day.
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  • This place is an excellent option for do something different and in contact with the nature, offers a walk very entertaining with beautiful landscapes, air fresh and scenarios ideal for make photography, addition to is can take advantage of the visit for eat in them restaurants of the area and buy products local.
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  • Incredible beautiful national park with amazing scenery and waterfall. I did a half day hike during mid may which was excellent! One can easily use a full day here. 
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  • I like to go camping there, is a great place, and requires that we take care of it
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  • Visit to coexist with nature
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  • Very nice
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