National Park Los Quetzales


It is located between the towns of San Gerardo de Dota and Providencia, in the Talamanca mountain range and the headwaters of the Savegre river basin, in the Central Pacific conservation area in the San Jose province, Dota canton.

Its maximum height is 3491 meters above sea-level, its minimum of 1240 above sea level, and it is 4217 hectares wide. This park is the newest in Costa Rica, it was founded in the year 2006.

Its main goal is to preserve hydrological resources and plant species such as fan palm and aguacatillo trees—over 1000 species can be found here and 38 of them are endemic in the area. It also features birds that live in this area such as the Black-and-yellow Silky-Flycatcher, Volcano Junco, Fiery-throated Hummingbird, Timberline Wren, Peg-billed Finch, and of course, the majestic Quetzal. This cloudy forest features three types of forest: paramo, premontane, and montane. It is definitely a beautiful place very close to us.