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Individual lodging establishments - including hotels, motels, inns, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast establishments, hostels, resorts, and other "specialized" lodging - are listed once in the directory, under the Locality category where the establishment is physically located.
Sites concerning temporary lodging, primarily for travelers, for all or a large part of Costa Rica.
Sites for private reserves should be submitted in the locality or province where they are located.
National Parks include:
  • Arenal Volcano, located in the Arenal Conservation Area
  • Ballena ("Whale"), located just south of Dominical, includes Punta Uvita, Playa Piñuela and Playa Ballena
  • Braulio Carrillo, which includes Barva Volcano, Bajo la Hondura and Cacho Negro Peak
  • Cahuita, includes Cahuita Point and Puerto Vargas
  • Chirripo / La Amistad - two separate parks which form the Amistad-Talamanca Regional Conservation Unit. La Amistad extends into Panama.
  • Cocos Island
  • Corcovado, Osa Peninsula, along with Piedras Blancas National Park near Golfito
  • Irazu Volcano
  • Juan Castro Blanco, Bajos del Toro, at the head of the valley of the Río Toro
  • Manuel Antonio, includes Playa Espadilla Sur, Playa Blanca, and Playa Puerto Escondido
  • Playa Grande Marine Turtle, within the Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge
  • Poas Volcano
  • Palo Verde, includes the Río Tempisque in the Gulf of Nicoya. contiguous with Caballero Wildlife Refuge and Lomas Barbudal Biological Reserve, which with Barra Honda National Park and adjacent areas, form the Tempisque Megapark
  • Rincon de la Vieja
  • Santa Rosa covers much of the Santa Elena peninsula. part of the Guanacaste Conservation Area (GCA)--that incorporates Santa Rosa National Park, Rincón de la Vieja National Park, Bolaños Island Wildlife Refuge, the Junquillal Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and the Horizontes Experimental Station.
  • Tapanti, situated in the Orosi Valley, surrounded by the Macho River Forest Reserve
  • Tortuguero
National Reserves include:
  • Barra del Colorado
  • Cabo Blanco Strict, at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula
  • Caño Island, off shore from Corcovado National Park (Osa Peninsula)
  • Caño Negro
  • Carara
  • Gandoca Manzanillo
  • Guayabo Monument, a prehistoric village near Turrialba
  • Hitoy Cerere
  • Lomas Barbudal
This category is for sites whose primary purpose is as a travel or tourism guide for the entire country, or a large portion of the country.

More local travel guides should be submitted to the appropriate region or locality.

Sites which include information tourists might use, but which also present content for residents (such as real estate, government, or businesses), should be submitted under Guides and Directories, outside of Travel and Tourism.

Sites for travel agents or tour operators should be submitted to those categories.

Guides with descriptive content for travel to and within Costa Rica.
Tour operators will be listed once in the Locality where they have a physical presence. In addition, tour operators may also be listed once in the geographic category where they offer tours. The listing description should state where the company is based.
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