Costa Rica’s national park system is a network of protected rainforests, tropical dry forests, cloud forests, marine areas, and wetlands. Costa Rica has been a world leader in conservation policies with protected areas that encompass over 25 percent of its total landmass - the highest in the world. The best way to support these progressive and sustainable conservation policies is to visit national parks during your visit. All fees and donations support the local community and park maintenance. Check out our Costa Rica National Parks, Rivers and Reserves Map to view the location of these natural attractions. Besides Costa Rica's National Parks there are dozens of private nature reserves that have been established to protect the natural habitat and biodiversity.