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3,140 terrestrial acres
4,420 marine acres
Date of Creation
21 October 1963
The Cabo Blanco Absolute Natural
Reserve protects tropical
forest and beach areas at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula,
The San Miguel Biological Station of
Costa Rica was developed to promote and support teaching,
research, and environmental education, taking advantage of the
tropical marine and dry forest habitats present on site.
From San Jose, Costa Rica
take the InterAmerican highway to Puntarenas. Take the ferry across the
of Nicoya to Paquera, then drive through Tambor, Cobano and Cabuya. The
Station is 2 miles south of Cabuya.
The San Miguel Station is located near
Mal Pais, Costa Rica on the western side of the Reserve.
Other nearby popular beach areas include Mal Pais, Santa Teresa,
and Playa Tambor.
Park Facilities and Hours
are trails that lead between the Administration Station and Playa Cabo
Blanco, and Playa Balsitas and
the San Miguel Station. Potable water and restrooms
at both stations, picnic areas and showers at Playa Cabo Blanco.
Camping permits are limited.
Facilities at the San Miguel
Biological Station include classrooms, laboratories and a reference
Bunkbed lodging with electricity, shared rooms and baths is available
groups up to 30. For more information contact 645-5277 or 645-5890.
The station is open
to students, investigators, and any group interested in learning
about these diverse, fascinating and increasingly threatened
ecosystems. Costa Rica.