National Parks

Marino las Baulas National Park
The area of Marino Las Baulas National Park is close to the Guanacaste area. Beaches such as Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Playa Ventanas and Playa Carbon are situated in the National Park area.
The Marino Las Baulaus is known for the nestling of the leatherback turtles. Visitors are able to join the Turtle Conservation Tours and see how these beautiful leatherback turtles lay their eggs at Playa Grande.
To make a reservation, visit the Las Baulas National Park headquarters at Playa Grande or call 2653-0470 ext. 101 up to 8 days before the desired tour date to make a reservation.


Arenal Volcano National Park
The 29,692-acre Arenal Volcano National Park is located within the Arenal Conservation Area, which protects some 16 reserves between the Tilarán and Guanacaste mountains.
The national park has two volcanoes: Arenal Volcano and Chato Volcano. The Arenal Volcano is currently still the most active volcano in Costa Rica.
There is so much to do at Arenal National Park that. From the JW Guanacaste you can plan day trips to the National Park with Swiss Travel.
A few of the popular points of interest are the Arenal Hot Springs. Due to Arenal Volcano’s geothermal activity, you will find a number of natural hot springs within the national park.


Palo Verde National Park
An hour away from the JW Guanacaste Marriott is the Palo Verde National Park. This national park is known for the best wildlife and bird watching spots in Costa Rica. Palo Verde is part of a geographical unit know in Spanish as “Las Bajuras del Tempisque” (the lowlands of the Tempisque River). This area is crossed by rivers and a line of limestone hills. The flooding of the wetlands as a result of the poor drainage, the rains, and the high tides coming in from the Tempisque and Bebedero rivers, give the National Park its valuable characteristics.
Swiss Travel offers half day and full day tours to the Palo Verde National Park which can be arranged by the JW Guanacaste Concierge.