Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica

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Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica was declared a refuge on June 30th 1988, to protect tropical forest areas bordering the north side of Carara National Park, on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It’s for this reason and that it is locatedbetween the dry northern forests and the wet southern forests, that results it’s wide diversity. Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge shares a biodiversity similar to the Carara National Park, so it is easy to see monkeys, scarlet macaws, parrots, raccoons, snakes, toucans, herons, coaties, sloths and other species. There are no public park facilities at this national wildlife refuge.

Getting to Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge:

From San Jose take the Pan-American Highway north passing through Atenas up to Orotina. Take the Tárcoles and Jaco exit and follow the coastal highway for about 13 km (8 miles). Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge is located north of Carara National Park. Now you can also take the new Caldera Highway (route 27), taking the same exit to Tárcoles and Jaco and following the same directions until you get to Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge. The Caldera trip takes about 1 hour from San Jose while the other takes about 2 hours.

From Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), drive south on the Pan-American Highway to Puntarenas. From there, take the new Caldera Highway (route 27) and take the exit of Tarcoles and Jaco and follow the coastal highway for about 13 km (8 miles). Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge is located north of Carara National Park.

By bus

Take a bus from the route San Jose – Jaco, which takes about 1 hour to Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge (Transportes Jaco, 2223-1109).

By plane:

You can also take a flight from the Daniel Oduber Airport to the Quepos Airport, either with Sansa Airlines or Nature Air every day. From here you can rent a car and drive, or take a bus or taxi to Finca Hacienda La Avellana Wildlife Refuge, which takes about 1 hour.

Location: north from Carara National Park, district: Coyolar, canton: Orotina, province: Alajuela, Costa Rica. Zone postal code: 20904.
Orotina GPS Coordinates: 9.912058,-84.519497 (9°54’43.41″N, 84°31’10.19″W)
Size: 508ha (1255 acres)
Central Pacific Conservation Area (ACOPAC) Telephone: +(506) 2416-7878
INFOTUR Tourist Information: 1192

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