Phone: (506) 2666-5051
Website: www.costarica-nationalparks.com/santarosanationalpark.html


Summary:

A national symbol of the Filibusters that tried to invade Costa Rica is Witch’s Rock, one the monuments of the park. Also turtle nesting in Nancite beach. These are some of the attraction at Santa Rosa National Park. Click on [+info] for more information.


Santa Rosa National Park, located in Guancaste, memorializes the battle won by the Costa Rica Army over the Forces of the invador (Filibustero) William Walker. Trails around the site lead to interesting artifacts of the various battles in the area. It is located in the far north-western region of Costa Rica. Witch's Rock is the iconic land mark situated approximately 500 meters off the shore of this isolated National Park.

Playa Nancite is one of the world's largest nesting grounds for Olive Ridley sea turtles, along with Ostional Beach to the south. Hundreds of thousands of turtles arrive to lay their eggs primarily from July through November. The Islas Station is located on a small string of islands known as the Murcielagos (Bat Islands). These islands provide a home for many marine species, and are popular for scuba diving.

Address (How to get there)

Take highway #1 to Liberia and keep driving north on #1 for another 25 miles until you see the signs to Santa Rosa National Park. Follow the signs to the entrance of the park on your left. It is highly recommended to take a 4WD to reach some parts of the park. Entrance fee is US $6. Camping is allowed but you must take all your necessities with you - no convenience stores nearby.