Costa Rica National Parks
Santa Rosa National Park
Size: 49,515 hectares
Distance from San José: 260 km.
Trails: Yes, from 1 to 20 km.
Dry Season: January through March
Hacienda Santa Rosa, the historic ranch where Juan Santamaria (national hero) burn the “Casona” (house). Santa Rosa National Park was created in 1971 to commemorate and preserve the historical setting of the Battle of Santa Rosa (March 20, 1856) including the historical mansion and the stonewall corrals. Moreover, it protects the savannah and deciduous forest, marshlands, and mangroves, and abundant animal life, including several endangered species. It also has lovely recreational beaches.
Much has changed since then; Santa Rosa National Park now protects remaining fragments of tropical dry forest, housing many different species of flora and fauna, such as coyotes, peccaries, coatimundis, tapirs and many varieties of sea and land turtles.
You can expect to find wooden savanna on both sides of the entrance road and all throughout the park. These grasslands are not a natural occurrence, but the result of extensive slash and burn practices.
There is a new addition to the park, the Murcielago or “bat” section, located in the southeast of the town called Cuajiniquil, on the Santa Elena Peninsula, consisting mostly of spectacular rocky peaks and valleys, which currently are undergoing serious ecological reforestation efforts.
If you are looking for a Canopy Tour at Turu Ba Ri Park has a family friendly Canopy Tour. We take kids from 5 years on, but keep in mind that kids from ages 5 till 10 will have to go with a guide most of the zip lines. This Canopy is considered one of the best and safe for kids. We also have the longest Zip line in Costa Rica known as the Superman Zip Line tour
We also have the highest Tarzan’s Swing available in Costa Rica. This Tarzan is located at 60 ft high tower. At the top of the tower is the jump-platform where you will be launch and Swing about 120 ft. We promise this adventure will boost your adrenaline to the top.
How to get there?
You take the Caldera – Colon Highway, and once you arrive to Orotina you make a right on the road that goes to Tigre and Turrubares, look for the signs to Turu Ba Ri.
Do you need Transportation?
Since we are tour operators, we run tours including transportation and lunch from across the country such as San Jose and surrounding areas, Central Pacific (Jaco and Puntarenas) and for cruise passengers, we offers shore excursions packages from Caldera and Puntarenas docks.
Please feel free to reserve your Costa Rica Adventure Tours directly with us here online. Also if you have any questions or need help with anything else regarding Costa Rica, just send us an email at info(at)turubari.com or by skype: turubaripark and we will assist you in any way we can.
The Turu Ba Ri Team
Nature and Adventure Park Costa Rica