A better marking system for Rincon de la Vieja National Park


Some of the most important sites of Rincón de la Vieja National Park are easier to find now thanks to the large signs donated by ProParques and Il Viaggio Travel Agency.

Additionally, thanks to ProParques Voluntary Program, 24 volunteer students from Oilfields High School located in Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada, placed the signs with the park rangers and with the staff of ProParques. The Canadian students also donated part of the resources to obtain the signs.

The project’s goal was to ensure that each area of the park offered visitors the necessary information to get familiar with it during their stay. So, along with the park rangers and the Park’s Administration, the first stage consisted of identifying the most important spots that needed to be included in the marking system in order to start developing the material.

Rincon de la Vieja National Park is located in Guanacaste; its territory is crossed by 32 rivers and is divided into 2 areas: Santa Maria and Las Pailas and were marked accordingly with four of the large donated signs in Santa Maria and one sign in Las Pailas. 

Its vast flora is accentuated by the Guanacaste tree, declared a national symbol and its fauna comprises 260 bird species, the four types of morpho butterflies, the sloth and the anteater, among other.