Costa Rica Sets Higher National Park Entrance Fees in 2014

Costa Rica’s National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) published updated park entrance fees for the country earlier this year. The new rates are scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2014.

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Fees vary for local residents and international tourists. For international tourists, some fees will increase from $2-$10 USD, but most parks will charge an average of $5 USD per person. The majority of national parks in Costa Rica are closed on Mondays and three national parks require visitors to make reservations and payments in advance (Corcovado, Caño Island and Chirripó). The highest entrance fee is Cocos Island National Park at $50 USD.

SINAC is hoping to generate more revenue for protected areas in Costa Rica with the increase in entrance fee pricing.