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Approx. 75 acres
6,900' above sea level
50ºF - 85ºF
150 -200 inches annually
15 miles northwest of Heredia City
Date of Creation
22 January 1998
Primary and secondary mountain rainforests in the
foothills of Cerro Chompipe, southeast of Barva Volcano. This
refuge is located within the Central Volcanic Forest
Reserve which hosts many research projects of the varying
well as university monitoring programs.
San Jose, take the highway to Heredia City, then to San Rafael de
Go about a mile past the recreation center at Monte de la Cruz, until
reach the foot of Cerro Chompipe.