Diria National Park, Nicoya

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  • I could login to the protected area of the park but not the facilities since access was impossible by the winter. But as he was already in place could take advantage of the waterfalls that are on the route (waterfalls), I think that probably only in winter they look so majestic, I was also lucky to see howler monkeys (monkeys), morpho butterflies, birds (trogon). The best thing is to take the open car windows to listen to the sounds of the animals or the waterfalls, but you can hardly see them since they are sometimes not obvious. It is 12 km from Santa Cruz and ideally in 4 X 4 vehicle, there are a couple of streams in winter which may disappear in the summer but always at the end is the river prior to the main facilities. The street is in ballast but it is certainly a different place that you must visit in Guanacaste, is totally different! Especially in winter. Don't forget to call before to not waste your time, especially if you plan to go during these two months (nov / Dec 2017).
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  • Its was nice . There many vegetation, monkeys , birds and a magic Waterfall for sure the gov needs to invest more but until now its a good places to visit .  more »
  • Diria National Park is tough to get to - down rough roads, over water (manageable in the dry season). I'll say that this is fortunate because it creates a beautiful tourist-free wildlife refuge. We sa...  more »
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  • I saw this park in Google Maps and decided to take a day trip from Tamarindo to visit. I definitely needed the GPS unit that I got with my rental car to find the place, as it is off the beaten path. The last mile of road is pretty rough and there's a small creek you have to drive across right at the very end. If you're not feeling adventurous, you can park before then and walk across. If it's raining the creek might not be so small. There is a ranger station there, but no one was around and I had the place to myself. There's a gravel road off to the left that you can hike up into the hills for some views. Up there was where I came across a troop of Howler monkeys in the trees right above me. Apparently there's a waterfall, but I forget to download the directions to it to my phone and there wasn't much in the way of signage. If you want to get out into nature and do a little hiking, this is a good day trip from Tamarindo. Just be ready for the rough road.I
  • Just finished our day trip to Diria. Loved it! Even though it's the dry season and the waterfall was dry it was still a great time. We saw howler monkeys as soon as we started hiking as well as many birds and some butterflies.
  • Awesome placeeee! If your in Santa Cruz you can near to the park and have fun in the rivers. Depends on the season the river is more dry but you can stay relax here.
  • Visited the mostly dry falls in March and chatted with several families of howler monkeys, scared of numerous lizards, large and small. Over all a win! Very steep gravel drive and small river fording to get all the way to the ranger station, pura vida!
  • Great Diria Park ! Visit us in June and July that's the butterflies seasons! You'll be amazed!
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