Diria National Park

Diria National Park, Nicoya: Address, Diria National Park Reviews: 3.5/5

Diria National Park
3.5
National Parks • Parks

3.5
11 reviews
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Paul K
Vancouver, Canada278 contributions
Small, quiet park off the beaten path
Feb 2019 • Couples
There are some road signs as you approach Santa Cruz, but a GPS is handy for navigating thru Santa Cruz to the road to the Park. The road out of town to the Park is very rough, so take your time. We parked short of the stream ford just before the Park office. The Ranger and his helpers were friendly and helpful, and admission was free. We did the loop trail in the hill, seeing many species of trees, plants, butterflies and birds, and hearing howler monkeys. The best part was walking up and down the mostly dry Rio Enmedio streambed. Beautiful, shady walks, and we were the only visitors at that time!
Written March 3, 2019
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richcoasttours
Tamarindo, Costa Rica9 contributions
A great place to visit
Jul 2017
Its was nice . There many vegetation, monkeys , birds and a magic Waterfall for sure the gov needs to invest more but until now its a good places to visit .
Written September 15, 2017
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Globalist2
26 contributions
Exquisite wildlife and worth the trek
Apr 2017 • Couples
Diria National Park is tough to get to - down rough roads, over water (manageable in the dry season). I'll say that this is fortunate because it creates a beautiful tourist-free wildlife refuge. We saw more wildlife in the small river that forms the 'visitable' terrain of the park than we did at Vieja de la Rincon and Santa Rosa combined (howler monkeys, Jesus Christ lizards, Egrets, parrots, kingfishers, frogs, etc.). You'll need to be adventurous and hike off trail to capture the full majesty of the place.

Tip: Google Maps will get you there but you'll lose signal so will need to reverse your tracks to get back to your point of origin.
Written April 25, 2017
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CNG60
Windermere, FL29 contributions
Extremely Remote
Jun 2016 • Family
Off the beaten path must have 4WD as you have to ford 2 streams to get there. Probably best to go in dry season as you wouldn't want to get caught on that road in a torrent.

We signed in with the the ranger and noticed we were the first visitors since May. Heard lots of Howler Monkeys but they are in the canopy and tough to see. The trails are moderately tough through the dense forest. Most of the activity to see is on the ground, saw an army of leaf cutter ants doing their thing and a small viper of some sort. Fun but not for the faint of heart.
Written June 12, 2016
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Lv2CSun
Phoenix, AZ209 contributions
We wanted to see this so much!
Dec 2015 • Couples
I was looking forward to seeing the Diria National Park, but we were never able to find it! The road is quite rugged, small river crossing,etc. Nothing a decent 4WD vehicle would be able to handle, but there was never any signage and we became concerned about the length of the drive. The last sign you see is that the park is 6.7km ahead. After driving 8km we still had not found it so we turned around. I imagine it was just around the next turn, but we had said that over and over. So disappointed..
Written December 16, 2015
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skmur123
Huntington, WV11 contributions
Diria Parque Nacional
Sep 2015
We are staying at the JW Marriott and decided to venture off the beaten path. This was a trip that was well worth it. It's about 1 hour from JW. The hike was a little shorter than we expected because it's currently too dry for the waterfall (even now during rainy season). But, the hike was nice, saw some pretty wildlife and heard howler monkeys in the distance. The Park ranger was very friendly and helpful and we even had a four-legged guide accompany us (great job Fletcher Maria...aka Fletch)! The highlight of the trip occurred after leaving Diria. We continued our venture on the fire road up and over the mountain range to Playa Osteonal. It's a long (easily 2 hours), very bumpy, treacherous trip (4x4 a MUST) but it's a trip of a lifetime with absolutely beautiful vistas and views of the Pacific!!
Written September 9, 2015
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David Michael S
Makati, Philippines279 contributions
Maybe it's better in the rainy season?
Mar 2014 • Couples
We drove two hours from Nosara to Diria national PArk that was one of Trip Advisors rated attractions in Guanacoste Province. Whiel the drive was nice in that it wasn't all on dusty dirt roads so we could see green plants and trees, the short hike in the park was disappointing. We saw a growler monkey, a few colorful birds and many colorful butterflies but not really worth 4 hours of driving roundtrip. Perhaps it's better in the rainy season and the animals and birds are few in the dry season?
Written March 19, 2014
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