Isla de los Pajaros
The Costa Rican National Park Administration has set aside another reserva biologica 15 kilometers northwest of Puntarenas: the Isla de los Pajaros. The four-hectare island, just 600 meters from the costal village of Punta Morales in the Gulf of Nicoya, is easy to reach by boat from Puntarenas. Visitors have to get a permit to visit this bird island, as is the case in the nature preserves of Guayabo and Negritos. Permission is only granted to scientists and visitors with special interests. Numerous colonies of sea birds, including brown pelicans, seagulls and frigate birds, nest on Isla de los Pajaros. There are no tourist facilities and camping is not allowed.