Juan Castro Blanco National Park, Bajos del Toro

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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  • I saw a few reviews advising to look for the correct entrance.... Anyone experience can provide some guidance or where to actually go? Thank you so much  more »
  • If you want to get out of the routine visit the Juan Castro Blanco National Park, surrounded by cloud forest and tasting in rats and rivers, everything is an experience
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  • I visited the town of San Vicente de San Carlos Juan Castro Blanco National Park with my boyfriend. We love hiking and we have seen many places and mountains. We stayed in San Vicente Hideaway family Varela. It is an excellent choice for exploring part of this park. Sustainable tourism by a hardworking family. We went to the Summit of the volcano Platanar and a cataract which is handy. The Park is gorgeous, with beautiful views from the Platanar volcano if it is clear. The Villa is beautiful, 100%. Many thanks to Steven and his family for their hospitality. I recommend you to visit this little explored Park
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  • This National Park is an outstanding attraction with a flora and fauna of the cloud forests, joined the lagoon green well a great complement.
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  • Great place to go for a walk.
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  • Biodiversity for the future
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  • Nice place to breathe fresh air and take a walk through pastures and rivers to reach the waterfall that is spectacular.
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  • Dreamy, lots of nature, ideal place to stroll and unwind.
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