Central Valley’s Nature Park – INBio Park

See Costa Rica’s Natural Beauty Without Leaving the Central Valley!

Your business trip to Costa Rica may be brief, or you may find yourself with more time on your hands than anticipated.  Either way, you can still enjoy much of Costa Rica’s fauna and flora without a long journey outside of the capital.  Put that time to use and come back home with a great story!

Heredia’s INBio Park has much to offer visitors of all ages.  Highlights include the butterfly center, the underground aquarium, with its glass-sided lake, and the turtles!  If you’re more adventurous, you can try to scare yourself with the Tarantulas, Boas and Caiman!  Or take a gentle stroll through the aromatic herbs and the Heliconia garden.  Younger children will love the traditional petting zoo with its farm animals and pony rides.  There’s also a children’s trail along with its various animal related activities.

The park has an educational purpose too and it is interesting to walk through the information center prior to the trails to learn about the natural history of Costa Rica through interactive exhibits that even hold the attention of the smaller visitors!  Guided tours are available.  INBio Park is open daily, except Mondays.  There are frequently additional activities held during the weekends — from food tasting from other countries to children’s games to live music.  Check directly with the park @ 0506-2507-8071 and find out what you can see on your visit!

The park is a straight-forward drive from the capital.  Head towards Heredia, taking the turning for Santo Domingo at La Valencia (Shell Gas Station) and then follow the road to the park.  Signposts for the park can be seen all along the route.  So enjoy your Costa Rican vacation with a trip to the jungle that’s barely outside your city hotel room!