This is an adventure combines Costa Rican’s rich history with its world famous natural beauty. In addition to having beautiful beaches, nature trails, plentiful wildlife, Santa Rosa National Park protects the largest remaining tropical dry forest in Central America and happens to be Costa Rica’s most important historic site. It has been the setting of three major battles. The most important was in 1856 when President Juanito Mora called on the citizens of Costa Rica, to unite their forces and come together to defend their liberty and Costa Rica’s independence against William Walker and his troops. It was a success, and as a result the government declared the Hacienda Santa Rosa, La Casona, a national monument. La Casona, made of adobe and timber, was still intact until 2001 when it was destroyed by arson. In 2002 it was rebuilt and is once again open to the public as part of this historical museum. Rusted armored vehicles, in remembrance of Nicaraguans invasion in 1955, sit amongst the easily spotted wildlife and flora and fauna. In 1986 it was revealed that Hacienda Murcielago, previously expropriated from Nicaraguan Dictator Somoza, was the site for Oliver North’s secret airstrip that was built by the CIA and was in fact used to smuggle goods and arms to the Nicaraguan Contras. Santa Rosa National Park is home to Playa Nancite, famous for the large number of nesting Olive Ridley turtles, and Playa Naranjo, with world renowned surfing. (Witches Rock and Ollie’s Point)
Departure Time: You decide!
Return Time: You decide!
Travel Time: Approximately 1Hour, 30 minutes each way (from Playa Hermosa or Playa Del Coco)
Time in Santa Rosa: You decide!
What to Wear: Shorts and or bathing suit
What to Bring: Towel, Sunscreen, Camera and Mosquito Repellant and raincoat or poncho.
*** Avispa’s Adventures ALWAYS recommends that when you travel off of your resort whether with us or anyone else, you travel with either your original Passport or a copy of your passport **** (copies should include your photo page as well as the stamp that you get upon entry to Costa Rica)
INCLUDED: Private ground transportation from area hotel, English-speaking guide, Entrance to Santa Rosa National Park, bottled water and soda.
NOT INCLUDED: Meals, Additional beverages and tips for guides.
4 Persons or more $ 60 per person
2 -3 Persons (Minimum) $ 90 per person
PRICES VALID THROUGH NOVEMBER 2013 AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Due to the many conditions beyond our control, we reserve the right to adjust itineraries as necessary