Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage Site

The Area de Conservación Guanacaste is an expansive World Heritage Site in northwestern Costa Rica, consisting of various national parks that are home to over 7,000 plant species and 900 vertebrate species, including the Central American tapir, mangrove hummingbird, and the great green macaw. This protected area spans 1,470 square kilometers (570sq mi) and is comprised of tropical dry forest, rainforest, cloud forest, and marine habitats. It is estimated that two-thirds of the endangered animals of Costa Rica can be found here.


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