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Cabo Blanco
Cabo Blanco

It was here where due to the initiative of a Swedish citizen, Nicholas Wessberg and his wife Denmark citizen Karen Morgensen, that the world famous Costa Rican national park and protective areas system was born. The visionary project turned about 1,250 hectares of pastureland with an initial 15% of primary natural forest into a strictly protected area. This allowed the hitherto depleted pasture lands to regenerate, with minimal human aid and mostly through natural means, seeds being dispersed by wind and carried by water or animals expanding their habitats, serving the original uncut forest as genetic bank. Today that 85% of pastures land are a secondary forest in process of equilibrium.

The protected area also includes 1750 hectares of ocean where fishing has been banned, becoming a heaven for a great many marine species which abundance greatly exceeds that one from main land.

In October 21, 1963, Cabo Blanco was declared a national protected area.

Giving it’s name to the park is the Cabo Blanco Island, a rock formation situated some 2 km off the shore, baptized thus because during the dry season the rock is covered in guano. It is inhabited by large numbers of brown pelicans, frigate birds, laughing gulls, common terns and Costa Rica's biggest community of brown boobies.

Departure 8:00 am


Don’t forget to bring your camera, hiking shoes, long pants, sunglasses, sun block, a hat and money for personal needs.

Price $ 75 per person

Children 6 to 12 $ 35

Children under 6 No charge

Minimum $ 150

Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural Reserve

Admissions $ 12 per person

Avalability Wednesday until Sunday (The park is closed Monday & Tuesday)


Transportation (Minivan a/c)

Sandwiches & Beverages

Naturalist tour guide