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El Chayote Protected Zone

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El Chayote Protected Zone Costa Rica

Area   Approx. 2,100 acres
Max. Elevation   7,165' above sea level
Temperature   65ºF annual average
Precipitation   100-160 inches annually
  Zarcero, Alajuela Province, 40 miles NW of San Jose
Date of Creation   8 Feb 1993


Park Attractions

This zone protects the headwaters of several rivers; San Carlos, Barranca, San Juan, Toro Amarillo and Rio Grande de Tarcoles. Costa Rica. It lies on the western border of the Rio Toro Protected Zone.

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Park Facilities and Hours

There are no public facilities in this protected zone. Other nearby Costa Rica Parks include Bosque Alegre, Grecia Forest Reserve, Poas Volcano National Park,  and Juan Castro Blanco National Park, Costa Rica

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