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Eladio's Place more than adventure
It's a gateway to nature
"Eladio's Place is more than an adventure, it is a gateway to Nature"
Most people recognize Santa Rosa National Park as the site of a historic battle that cemented our country’s national
identity. However, it also owns the unique distinction as being Costa Rica’s first national park and home to one of the
richest and (unfortunately) most endangered ecosystem on Earth, the tropical dry forest.
While dry forests throughout the world continue to be decimated by logging and fire, Santa Rosa National Park serves
as a conservation success story. During the dry season, the forest readily gives up many of its secrets, as the animals
flock to the few remaining watering holes. With Eladio’s years of experience, you will have a great opportunity to see
agoutis, coatis, armadillos, white-tailed deer, spiny iguanas (or ctenosaurs), all three species of monkey (the mantled
howler, white-faced or capuchin, and spider), and numerous birds (i.e. great currasow, trogons, motmots, herons,
parrots, hawks, woodpeckers, etc.). In the wet season, numerous exotic amphibians, reptiles, and insects can
additionally be heard and seen amidst a lush, leafy green backdrop. If you are very lucky, you may even catch a glimpse
of the elusive tapir, anteaters, sloths, or any of the five local cat species (i.e. puma, jaguar, margay, ocelot, and
jaguarondi), as our 4x4 creeps along on the road back from the surfer’s paradise, Playa Naranjo, home to the Witch’s
Rock; that is, after a beautiful, picturesque sunset. At certain times of the year, Playa Naranjo and nearby Playa Nancite
also play host to hoards of nesting sea turtles, which are observable with permission from the park. This includes the
release of hatchlings by the rangers of the park. Nearby mangrove swamps, estuaries, and the flooded forest likewise
house crocodiles, land crabs, and numerous water birds. In a typical day, you can be steps away from world class surf
and rare, exotic wildlife. Camping on the beach is yet another wonderful option available to guests of Eladio’s Place. As
part of a larger conservation network known as the Area de Conservacion Guanacaste (ACG), visitors to Santa Rosa also
have an opportunity to visit other field stations in the region, including the rainforests of Cacao and Pitilla, and the base
of the cloud forest at Maritza on subsequent days.
Whether you are interested in surfing, surf trip to Witch's Rock click, surf lessons at Witch's Rock clik, or sightseeing, come join us in "Eladio's Place" our base, close to Santa Rosa National Park, where Eladio will help reveal the hidden gems of the region.
Estimated Tour Time: Anywhere from 8 to 24 hours. It’s up to you!
Recommendations: Long pants, hiking shoes, hat, insect repellant, sun block, swimsuit .
Park fees $ 15. p/p