Natural Reserve Cabo Blanco, Located at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula is, one of the most splendid and beautiful areas of Costa Rica. it has its own place in the history of Costa Rica to become the first protected area and national park in Costa Rica in 1963.
The Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve covers 1,270 hectares of mixed forest and is classified as tropical rainforest. About 150 plants were identified. Evergreen species predominate, but the species of dry deciduous forests are also. Among the most common trees in Cabo Blanco are Madroño (wooden spear), Guácimo (Bastard Cedar), Jobo (hog plum), Indian Naked (Gumbo Limbo) and Cecropia (Cecropia). The most abundant tree is the Pochote (spiny Cedar), with some specimens over 40 m in height. Other trees are impressively high Ceiba (silk cotton tree) that can rise up to 60 m, and the rapid growth Espavel (Wild Marañón). The unique climate and geographical location of Cabo Blanco also provides habitat for rare species of trees as camibar that can not be found anywhere on the Nicoya Peninsula wait Cabo Blanco.
Along the coast of several roosting trees booking for a large number of pelicans they retire each night. On the afternoon of Mal Pais and Santa Teresa beaches can be seen gliding past in their V-shaped formations long. The abundance of birds coincides with the wildlife found underwater. 1,788 hectares of sea belong to the protected area of Cabo Blanco, which is home to many species of fish, lots of lobster, giant shells and oyster.
The reserve is the name of Cabo Blanco Island, located 1.6 km from the southern end of the reservation. Since the days of the conquistadors who has been known as the “Cabo Blanco” because the scale guano covers the rocks. Cabo Blanco is popular with ornithologists: is inhabited by a large number of brown pelicans, frigate birds, laughing gulls, common terns, osprey and largest community of Costa Rica boobies become an important seabird sanctuary..
What to Bring: Sunscreen, comfortable clothes, camera