FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) What are the opening hours & days?
The park open from 7:00AM to 4:00PM Tuesday to Sunday and closed on Mondays YEAR ROUND. The is also open on holidays like Christmas and Easter, unless they fall on a Monday.
2) Is there parking available?
There is private parking available near the entrance. Prices vary from 3000-5000 for the day, or if you can find on-street parking, it’s free. For all cases: Do not leave valuables in the car!
3) How much to get in?
The ticket cost is USD$16 for Tourist and ₡1.600 for Costa Ricans and residents. Children under 12 are free of admission.
4) Where I can buy the ticket?
You can buy your ticket at the COOPEALIANZA ticket office, 50mts before the park entrance. If you stay in Quepos, you can also buy tickets at the COOPEALIANZA office in Quepos, near the PALI grocery store. Opening hours are 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri and 8am-12pm Sat. In MA the opening hours are 7am-3pm every day. If you book a guided tour, the guide will have the tickets.
5) Can I reserve tickets online?
No, you can not reserve tickets online, but you can purchase tickets the day before your visit, e.g. in the pm. This way you’ll only have to wait one line at the gate & ranger station on the day of the visit.
6) Is it allowed to take food & beverages into the park?
We try to minimize the trash and impact on the environment and the wildlife in the park, and kindly ask all visitors to contribute. ALLOWED: Sandwiches wrapped in paper bags or tuppers (no tin foil), prepared / cut fruit, cookies /crackers that do no come in a tin foil bag (on the inside). You can bring recyclable plastic bottles that you can refill with portable water at several stations throughout the park. NOT ALLOWED: Chips bags of any kind, cans of any kind,junk food in plastic or aluminum bags, alcoholic beverages, NO NUTS OR SEEDS, no cigarettes.
7) Are there any stores or restaurants inside the Park?
No, are no stores or restaurants, but there ARE bathrooms, showers, picnic tables and water refill stations.
8) Are pets allowed?
No, pets are not allowed inside the park. Service dogs can get a permit at the guard station at the entrance.
9) What tours are there available in the Park?
The only tour that takes place inside the park is the guided park tour. All the other tours take place in the surrounding areas and most include transportation from Quepos & MA hotels and villas. Inquire for the specific tour under the tour section for more info.
10) Can we camp inside the Park?
The park closes at 4pm and camping is not available inside, and not recommended outside the park, however there are many hostels near the beach that may offer camping on their properties.
11) Is the park accessible to visitors with walking difficulties?
Some of the trails are accessible by wheel chair or you may request a special permit at the entrance to enter the park in a taxi.
12) Can I request an internship through you?
You can submit a request through the SINAC website, we do not handle internships.