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BARRA HONDA CAVES HIKE


INFORMATION
Starts in
Guanacaste


Duration
12 hours
Recommendations
Hat, Sun Block, Insect repellent, Long Pants, Camera, Hiking or Running Shoes, Binoculars and Flashlight
 
 

Hike in the Barra Honda National Park (0) have main attraction is an intricately large system of limestone caverns which house a multitude of capricious forms and figures. Reef rocks constitute Barra Honda hill, of 300mts tall, which means, by old reefs that sink caused by an elevation provoked by tectonics faults 60 millions of years ago. You can enjoy of this caves and see the flora and fauna of this place, you can see coatis, agutis, anteaters and monkeys also point out species of tree and medical plants.

The Barra Honda cave entrance in Costa Rica  Trainls in the lush forest that lead to the caves  Security is a priority when going in caves

These Hike takes around one hour approx and this hike is difficult, because depending on your physical fitness.

Barra Honda National Park was created in 1971 to protect its famous cave systems. Although most of the park has been cut over in the past, wildlife is fairly abundant and increasing with protection. A good trail system takes the visitors to the caves, where unusual limestone formations offer spectacular views. The park is located east of the town of Nicoya, on the northern part of the Nicoya Penincula.

Barra Honda Peak has a vast system of independent caves, nearly 42, of which only 19 have been explored. This caverns are renowned for their pristine condition and conservation efforts have helped to retain all the geo-biological features of the area. Vertical entrances to the caves require special equipment and trained professionals.

There is little variety of wildlife, some resident species are white faced capuchin monkeys, coyotes, armadillos and skunks, as well as snakes and reptiles.

Inside the Barra Honda caves in Costa Rica

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