27% of the territory of Costa Rica is constituted as National Park, moreover an extra 6% is of Protected Territory managed by private people.
Costa Rica National Parks are known all over the world for their biodiversity. The 12 microclimates existing in the country make it unique in the world.
In the vicinity of Uvita there are some of the most interesting parks in the country:
- The Marino Ballena National Park – it is the third most visited park in the country and welcome the humpback whales twice a year mainly between August and October.
- The Corcovado National Park – it is the largest in the country and, according to many, the wildest. Touring in Corcovado can last even more than a day.
- The National Park of Caño Island is a protected marine area where whales, dolphins, turtles and a large number of sea birds can be admired. In addition in the island, there are signs of pre-Columbian civilizations (spheres).
- The Cerro Chirripò – it is located inland and reaches a height of 3500 meters, representing a challenge for trekking lovers.
- The Manuel Antonio National Park – it is has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world