Area de Conservación Guanacaste World Heritage Site

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Area de Conservación Guanacaste
IUCN category II (national park)
Guanacaste National Park.jpg
Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
Location Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Coordinates 10°51′00″N 85°37′00″W / 10.85000°N 85.61667°W / 10.85000; -85.61667Coordinates: 10°51′00″N 85°37′00″W / 10.85000°N 85.61667°W / 10.85000; -85.61667
Area 1470 km²
Established 1989
Governing body National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)
Type Natural
Criteria ix, x
Designated 1999 (23rd session)
Reference no. 928
State Party  Costa Rica
Region Latin America and the Caribbean
Extensions 2004

The Area de Conservación Guanacaste, is a World Heritage Site in Guanacaste Province, in northwestern Costa Rica.


The area of the parks combined totals 1470 square kilometers as of 2004. It is within the national Guanacaste Conservation Area.

It formally became part of National System of Conservation Areas—SINAC in 1994, and a World Heritage site in 1999.


The World Heritage Site includes:

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