Guanacaste National Park

Cacao Sector

Cacao Volcano – Guanacaste National Park

Steep terrain surrounding the Cacao Volcano transitions from dry tropical forest in the lowlands to cloud and rain forest in the higher altitudes. Trails through the forest and to the summit. The fire lookout station at Pedregal hill offers a panoramic view of the Costa Rica countryside.

Driving Directions

From San Jose, take the Interamerican highway to Liberia.
Continue on the Interamerican highway past Liberia about 20 miles to Potrerillos. Turn right and drive 6 miles to Quebrada Grande, then left and follow the Park signs.

Park Facilities and Hours

The Biological Station at Cacao Sector is open 24 hours with visitor attention from 8am to 4pm. Dormitory style lodging of four rooms with a capacity of 32 people, 4 restrooms and 2 showers. Caretaker on-site, kitchen and dining hall for researchers and groups.