Bahía Junquillal National Refuge for Forest Wildlife

Bahía Junquillal National Refuge for Forest Wildlife

It has 505 hectares and forms part of the Conservation Area of Guanacaste managed by the Santa Rosa offices. Its quiet bay and its protected beach offer a great place to swim, sale and snorkel; there is a tropical dry forest and mangroves. There are short footpaths that lead to these, habitats of some sea birds, such as the pelican; and also if visiting during the right season the turtles nesting areas, and you can also see the Orosí Volcano.


Ph + (506) 2679-9692. There is a forest post that is always in contact with Santa Rosa via phone and radio. Entry to the park costs 6 US$ and includes entry to Santa Rosa.

How to arrive and leave

Once in Cuajiniquil drive 2Km along the asphalt road, and then take a right turn onto a dirt road, there are signposts that will tell you need to drive on for a further 4Km until you reach the entrance of the refuge, opening times from 07:00 a.m to 07:00 p.m. From there a road in bad condition leads to the beach, the forest outpost and the camp site.