Santa Rosa National Park is located in Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste about 50 km north of the city of Liberia. It has an area of 38,674 ha land and 78,000 ha marine. It is located within the Conservation Area of Guanacaste.
It was created on March 27, 1971 with the aim of protecting, caring, and restoring the Casona de Santa Rosa, National Monument (July 1, 1966), and the surroundings of the historic site where the famous Battle of Santa Rosa took place (March 20, 1856). Later, in 1980 the park was expanded with the addition of the Bat sector, to achieve greater protection coverage for the species and vegetation of the area, which is being destroyed by livestock and cultivation.
Santa Rosa National Park protects large fragments of tropical forest (forest that previously covered all of Guanacaste). This forest shelters a wide variety of wildlife, including jaguars, pumas, dantas, deer and peccaries. Among birds, turkeys, magpies, toucans, ospreys, etc. Among the reptiles are the hawksbill, baula, green and parrot turtles.
The park forms a biological corridor with Guanacaste National Park and Rincón de la Vieja National Park, adding between the three parks a total of 120,000 ha land and 70,000 ha marinas.
The park has mangroves.