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Las Baulas de Guanacaste National Park

Las Baulas de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

MARINE PROTECTED AREA

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The Las Baulas National Marine Park, in Spanish Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas is a National Park of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, and covers approximately 43.243 acres (175 km²) marine near the town of Tamarindo. It supports the largest nesting colony of leatherback sea turtles on the America's Pacific Ocean. More than half the park is underwater and protected but allows recreation such as scuba diving.

Panoramic view of Las Baulas National Park.

Nesting a leatherback turtle.

River Matapalo.

American alligator in the River Matapalo.

Mangrove of Tamarindo estuary.

Olive ridley sea turtle

Sunset at Beach Grande

Surfing in Roca Bruja, Tamarindo.

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Official Record

  • WDPA ID102310
  • NameLas Baulas de Guanacaste

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    Las Baulas de Guanacaste

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    Las Baulas Marine National Park

  • Original NameLas Baulas de Guanacaste

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    Las Baulas de Guanacaste

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    Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas de Guanacaste

  • Country / TerritoryCRI
  • Sub locationNot Reported

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    Not Reported

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    CR-G

  • IUCN CategoryIIWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNational Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusNot Reported

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    Not Reported

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    Adopted

  • Status Year1991
  • Reported Area km2271.46525

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    271.46525

    COMMUNITY

    175.0

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  • Reported Marine Area km2253.35

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    253.35

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    167.3

  • No TakeNot Reported
  • No Take Area km20.0

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    0.0

    COMMUNITY

    Unknown

  • Governance TypeNot Reported

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    Not Reported

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    Governance by government

  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported

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Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacion (SINAC), Costa Rica (2008)

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