1,172 hectares inland and 1,700 hectares in the ocean.
Cabo Blanco is the most important nature reserve in the country and also one of the most beautiful. Established in 1963, before the inception of the park service in 1970, It was the first reserve, and thanks to this initiative, today Costa Rica has many protected areas.
To visit the park from Montezuma, you can take a public “buseta” at the Bus Stop or drive south along the coast until you reach Cabuya, from there follow the signs to the entrance of Cabo Blanco National Park.
The Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve is a protected wildlife area that belongs to the Tempisque Conservation Area (ACT) of the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC).
This area is the oldest reserve in Costa Rica and initially was designated as an Absolute Nature Reserve, with no visitors allowed. Since 1985, it has opened its doors to visitors who enjoy the most amazing beaches, crossing a ridge, and dropping down to Playa Blanco or Playa Cuevas, stunning views, and lush nature. The Reserve protects more than 3,000 acres of land and more than 4,000 acres of adjacent ocean.
Several delicate ecosystems have protection in this Reserve, including the tropical forest of the Pacific lowlands. There are 119 species of plants that thrive in a variety of ecosystems. Also, different species of animals find protection in the Reserve, including monkeys, agoutis, peccaries, armadillos, squirrels, sloths, deer, and raccoons.
You will find parking, a visitor center, lunch areas, rest areas, toilets, showers, and drinking water. The personnel of the Reserve are there to provide help and information. The Reserve is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 8 am to 4 pm. The limit time for entering the trail is from 08:00 to 11:00. Ticket $12.00 for adults, $5 for children. Discounts for Nationals.
We recommend you wear close shoes and mosquito repellent. Bring water, fruits and something to eat if you plan to stay all day.