Known Tourism

You are contributing to the conservation of biodiversity and supports the surrounding communities, whenever you visit the National Parks.
The nesting turtles, dolphins and whale watching, hiking trails and bird watching are just some of the memorable experiences you can live in our National Parks. In addition to providing the conditions for you to enjoy moments in harmony with nature, these Protected Wild Areas (ASP) play an essential role: protect natural resources "To that end the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) was consolidated, as part of the Biodiversity Law, 1998. The SINAC is responsible for fully managing the conservation and sustainable management of wildlife, forest resources, ASP, watersheds and water systems, in conjunction with actors in society for the welfare of present and future generations", said Mike Villalobos, responsible for Marketing of strengthening project for Program for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas.
Conserve biological wealth is even more relevant in our country because in Costa Rica you can find about 5% of all natural species known on the planet.
In Costa Rica we have, by law, unique protected areas to practice land and water tourism activities. This gives the country an internationally renowned, especially for the benefit of ecotourism and adventure tourism.
A quarter of the national territory is under some category of protection. SINAC establishes different ASP types, spread over 11 conservation areas.
Some categories of ASP are National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, National Monuments, Biological Stations, Wetlands and biological corridors.
Tourism, yes! But sustainable.
Knowing our natural beauty without harming the environment is the kind of tourism that must be promoted in the ASP.
Sustainable tourism involves the rational and balanced use of species and ecosystems, especially wildlife and forests. The use of these resources should be of little impact for both the natural environment and to the cultural.
Besides safeguarding the natural resources, populations near these areas offer different types of services for the enjoyment of t​ourists. Thus, the ASP allow sustainable development of tourism activities, as well as the projection of the local culture.