Monday, May 11, 2009

COSTA RICA ~Puerto Vargas Beach - Cahuita National Park ~

... This great Natonal Parks is one of the highlights of Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast... it has beautiful beaches, lush rainforest, incredible wildlife, and stunning corals offshore...Puerto Vargas beach is part of this National Park and possesses a great biodiversity... it is best known for the coral reefs close to shore... Thanks a lot Brenda!!❁◕ ‿ ◕❁

Created in 1970 to protect Costa Rica’s biggest coral reef, this national park is located in Limon province. Encompassing a land area of just 1,067 hectares, it protects over 22,400 hectares of ocean and marine life,

The small village of Cahuita is located on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast,Just east of the village is Cahuita National Park, which protects a lush peninsula jutting out 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) into the Caribbean.

Although the Cahuita coral reef was badly damaged during an earthquake in 1991, it still includes over 35 species of coral including brain, elkhorn and fan coral. Among the many mammals found on land are sloths, possums, monkeys, coatimundis, frogs, pacas, iguanas, basilisks, porcupines and several bird species including ibises, herons, gulls and kingfishers.


Stamp:

Boyero (Ox cart driver)
(Issued 02-2008)

1 comment:

  1. Nice Blog! wanna some cover or postcard from Luxembourg? Iam waiting!

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