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Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve, Nicoya

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The Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve is a Nature Reserve of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area in the province of Puntarenas, covering an area of 3,140 acres (12.7 km2) terrestrial and 4,420 acres (17.9 km2) marine on the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula near Montezuma-Cabuya and Mal Pais.

The site is home to the San Miguel Biological Station which was developed to promote and support teaching, research, and environmental education and has facilities that include classrooms, laboratories and a reference library. The reserve was created in 1963 due to a campaign started by Nils Olof Wessberg and was the first major conservation project in the country.
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  • We came here in February during dry season. We came here from Santa Teresa, which is about a 30 minute drive through some bumpy backcountry roads ($50 USD cab ride per direction, $100 USD round... 
    We came here in February during dry season. We came here from Santa Teresa, which is about a 30 minute drive through some bumpy backcountry roads ($50 USD cab ride per direction, $100 USD round...  more »
  • Pouring rain when we were there so the experience wasn’t the greatest. Trails were very muddy and slippery (hiked in keens with good traction). We did the shorter version of the trail. Signage... 
    Pouring rain when we were there so the experience wasn’t the greatest. Trails were very muddy and slippery (hiked in keens with good traction). We did the shorter version of the trail. Signage...  more »
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  • Hiked a couple of the trails with our 3 year old (not to the beach) and saw quite a few animals. There was a river crossing on one of the trails, so be aware of that. Great time!
  • It was a nice park but was not well maintained at all. Definitely take hiking boots since you will be hiking in mud for most of the route. I think the Rain Maker or even Manuel Antonio are better options.

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