More than 35 parks will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Published on Monday, August 9, 2021
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

The Ministry of Environment announced that the number of visitors to National Parks in the country is allowed to its maximum capacity as it was before the pandemic.

As for this week, more than 35 parks will be open from 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., such as Guayabo National Monument, Palo Verde National Park, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Braulio Carrillo National Park, Manuel Antonio Park, among many others.

As an exception, the Turrialba Volcano Park, in Cartago Province, remains closed until further notice, due to the continuous emanation of the volcano reported by the specialist of the National Volcanology Observatory.

Recently, a study by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Italy, showed that Turrialba and Irazu volcanoes are interconnected underground.

Tickets for the parks can be purchased online on the National System of Conservation Areas website. Park tickets are also available by calling 506 2742-5348 where bilingual staff are attending English speaker inquiries.

All parks remain following and demand from their visitors to follow the sanitary guidelines ordered by the Ministry of Health, such as:

- Lunch and camping areas are closed.

- Social bubbles are allowed to enter while keeping 6-feet distance between groups.

- The use of a mask is mandatory, regardless of whether visitors are vaccinated or not.

The number of people who can enter the park could change in the future, depending on the evolution of covid-19 in the country and the regulations established by the Ministry of Health.

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