Santa Rosa National Park and Junquillal Wildlife Refuge

Santa Rosa National Park & Junquillal Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste are two amazing destinations where you will learn about the nature and history of Costa Rica. At Santa Rosa National Park learn about our history, the tropical dry forest, and its flora and fauna. In Junquillal relax in this beautiful bay without waves. Here is normal to see white-faced monkeys, raccoons, coatimundis, and other animals.

At Santa Rosa National Park we will take you into a review of the history of Costa Rica. The Santa Rosa National Park is the place where Costa Rican´s defeated in a battle their land of the Filibusters invaders commanded by William Walker in March 1856.  The remains of the battle are there as an ancient witness of the local history.

Santa Rosa National Park preserves one of the last remains of tropical dry forests in Latin America. You will admire a great variety of flora and fauna residents in the area. You could observe spider and howler monkeys, deer’s, raccoons and some other animals. 

Later will drive you to the beautiful Junquillal Natural Refuge. A pristine refuge with an excellent beach to swim and relax. Junquillal Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful place to see many birds such as brown pelicans, frigate birds, which nest in the park. Other birds you can find are Ibis, kingfisher, egrets, eagles, cormorants, and sandpipers.

Besides this bids species, you also can see an olive riddle, hawksbill turtles, and green turtles that come to the shore on their nesting season. As well as spiders, iguanas, monkeys, deer’s, lizards, coatimundis, and other animals can be found in Junquillal Wildlife Refuge. Here you will enjoy a beachfront BBQ Lunch.


  • Rates Santa Rosa National Park Tour 

    2 people4 people6+ people
    Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Riu Guanacaste Hotels,  Secrets Papagayo, Occidental Papagayo, Villas Sol, Mangroove Hotel$155 p.p$130 p.p$110 p.p
    Andaz Papagayo, Four Seasons Peninsula, Planet Hollywood Costa Rica$170 p.p$145 p.p$125 p.p
    Tamarindo, Flamingo, Potrero, and Conchal$175 p.p$150 p.p$130 p.p
    • Departures under request.
    • 2 people min. to operate the tour.
    • Children’s rate applies.

  •  Transportation, bilingual guide, water, fruits, box lunch, entrances fee

  • What to bring: Long and short pants, swimsuit, towel, insect repellent, hat, sunblock, extra clothes, sunglasses, camera.

    Departure: 7:00am

    Duration: 9 hours approx.


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