Piedras Blancas National Park
Piedras Blancas National Park protects one of the few lowland rainforests left in Costa Rica, along with the Esquinas River basin. The park was created in 1993 thanks to a generous donation by the people of Austria in conjunction with the Costa Rican government. The project,
“Rainforest of the Austrians”, helped purchase large areas of rainforest here that are now preserved for the world. The park provides a habitat for the increasingly rare jaguar, tying into the Corcovado National Park on the other side of the gulf of Golfo Dulce.