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Cabo Blanco National Park


Peninsula de Nicoya. It was created by the executive decree no. 10, on October 21, 1963. It comprises an area of 1.172 terrestrial and 1.790 maritime hectares.
Cabo Blanco is a refuge for species of flora Cabo Blancoand fauna of the Pacific, for creatures living on the dry land as well as for the marine life. The park is of great importance because of its scenic beauty.  

Cabo Blanco is situated inside the tropical rainforest’s biosphere. The evergreen species mixed with decidual ones are predominant here. Some of the most common species are the jobo, the indio desnudo (Spanish for: “naked Indian”), the strawberry tree, the guácimo, the guarumo, the chaperno and the pochote, a species of great commercial value.

The most common tree species in the primary forest areas are the medlar, the pochote and the espavel. In this wild area 119 tree species have been registered.

The fauna in this reserve isn’t very multifarious. Nonetheless there are mammal species such as the deer, the congo monkey, the colored and white-faced monkey, the porcupine, the guatusa, the tepezcuinte, the martilla, the coyote, the armadillo and the little tiger cat.

There are quantities of seabirds, especially the pardo pelican, the maritime earwing, the black-headed gull, the maritime swallow and the black piquero.

For their part, the most characteristic terrestrial birds are the toledo, the capetona magpie, the bullock heron, the bearded vulture, the viuda roja (Spanish for: “red widow”), the chaco chachalaca, the collared kingfisher, the yellowish parakeet and the red-headed vulture.

Inside the maritime biospheres it is possible to observe huge quantities of fish, crabs, quitones, burgados, spiny lobsters, cambutes, prawns, clams and a lot of other species.

There are four Cabo Blancoprograms of guidance for the reserve.
The investigation program suggests developing the investigation, as well as to establish and carry out the necessary resources for its control and supervision.

The maintaining program was established for the improvement and construction of the park’s instalations.

The protection program avoids illicit actions inside the reserve as for example hunting, fishing, forest fire and any type of extraction of forest-products.

The ambient education program supports the communal relations in order to create a favorable atmosphere among of the inhabitants of the towns close o the reserve. The responsible persons also watch over the national and international tourist’s attention when these are visiting the park.

 

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