Guanacaste Conservation Area, Costa Rica
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The Area de Conservación Guanacaste is a conservation area in Costa Rica. This forested land is rich in biological diversity. It is one of the best examples of a dry forest habitat between Central America and Mexico.
The Guanacaste Conservation Area was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during the 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 29 November to 4 December, 1999.
In 2004, the area of conservation was expanded to cover an additional 15,000 hectares of a private property known as St. Elena.
Photos of Area de Conservación Guanacaste
Capuchin monkey in the jungles of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Author: David M. Jensen (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
World Heritage Site Inscription Details
Location: N10 51 W85 37 in Guanacaste and Alajuela provinces of Costa Rica
Inscription Year: 1999, with extension in 2004
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: IX, X
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Visiting Area de Conservación Guanacaste
Fly to the airport at Liberia in Guanacaste. You can contact the Guanacaste National Park at 666-5051, 661-8150 and fax 6.66-5020. Entrance fee is $6. The national park is open from 8:00 am to 5:00, although strictly speaking, access to the park is not controlled. Activities include bird watching, hiking, climbing and horseback riding.