Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage Site

Official name
Area de Conservación Guanacaste | UNESCO
Country
Costa Rica
Continent
North America
Location
Guanacaste and Alajuela provinces
10.8500° Lat, -85.6166° Lon
Code
928
Time Zone
America/Costa_Rica, CST -0600
Current Time
Category
Natural
Description
Inscribed 1999. The Area de Conservación Guanacaste (inscribed in 1999), was extended with the addition of a 15,000 ha private property, St Elena. It contains important natural habitats for the conservation of biological diversity, including the best dry forest habitats from Central America to northern Mexico and key habitats for endangered or rare plant and animal species. The site demonstrates significant ecological processes in both its terrestrial and marine-coastal environments.