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Barbilla National Park is a National Park in the Caribbean La Amistad Conservation Area of Costa Rica located on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera de Talamanca. It also protects the Laguna Ayil and Cerro Tigre and the Dantas River watershed, stretching over both parts of the Cartago and Limón Provinces.

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Barbilla National Park first became a reserve in 1982 and than changed status as a national park in 1998 to protect the troplical forests and its biological habitat.

It is located 3 km from Siquirres from where you continue to drive another 17km (11 mi.)  4 wheel drive is recommended.  The park has very few services, with limited navigational road signs, and it is advised to bring a local guide with you.

Cerro Tigre is the highest point (1,617 m), and the Rio Dantas borders the perimeter of the park.  Rain fall averages 3,500 - 4,00 mm anually (137 - 177 in.).

Jaguars, Pumas, Ocelots, tapirs and other creatures reside here.  The book Untamed Talamanca:  Chronicle and Feild Guide to Barbila National Park  by Ingemar Hedstrom tells its story.  Profits from its sale go towards maintaiing Nairi Lodge, a visitor's center within the park.

The Park has the Barbilla Biological Station on site, as well as an administrative building located in Brisas de Pacuarito.


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