Diria National Park

Area: 13,402 acres
Location: Guanacaste Province 10°10’23” N 85°35’37”W
Date of Creation: 9 July 1991.


This refuge located in Santa Cruz protects the area hydrographic basins and approximately one thousand five hundred acres of forest. It protects tropical forest in the central highlands of the Nicoya Peninsula, especially the watersheds and catchment areas of Diria Rio, Rio Tigre and Rio Enmedio. Above 700 meters evergreen species dominate, hosting moss and giant bromeliads.
Park Attractions
Diria National Forest Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica was expanded and became Diria National Park in mid-2004. There are two walking trails, El Venado and El Escabel. This picturesque trails leading to Brasil waterfall and other natural attractions. There is a bunkhouse cabin with a capacity of 25 persons, drinking water and electric generator. Elevations range 460-3150 meters, with tropical rain forest in the higher elevations. Laboratory and study rooms for groups.
San Jose, Costa Rica, take the Inter-American Highway to Liberia, Guanacaste. Turn west to Santa Cruz. The entrance to Diria National Park is located 9 km south of Santa Cruz.
Park hours
The ranger station at Sector Diria’s attention every day from 8.00 am. to 4.00 pm. for visitors.