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Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge

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The Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge protects mangrove areas around the estuary and river mouth of the Rio Matapalo. This river empties into the Pacific Ocean between Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande. Playa Grande is part of the Las Baulas National Marine Park, which is a protected area for leatherback sea turtle nesting.

Park Facilities and Hours
There are no public facilities at the Tamarindo wildlife refuge. See also Las Baulas National Marine Park.

Area   953 acres

  Guanacaste Province

Date of Creation   5 June 1990

Tamarindo Estuary Rio Matapalo

Mangroves Tamarindo Wildlife Refuge

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