Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Costa Rica with over 150,000 visitors every year.
Over the next two years the Área de Conservación del Pacífico Central (Acopac) plans to construct 5 kilometers of additional paths inside the National Park for tourists to see and enjoy more of the park’s beauty.
The new paths will lead to Playa El Rey, Pan de Azúcar, and Punta Catedral; one of the most stunning points in the park.
El Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación (Sinac) and Ministerio de Ambiente y Telecomunicaciones (Minaet) will invest 3,000 milliones de colones (about $6,000) into the construction of the new trails.
As of right now the National Park has a capacity of 650 people per day, and they hope that with the new paths more tourists will be able to visit the park without harming the natural ecosystem.
The extension in Manuel Antonio National Park will be 3,000 hectares of land and over 50,000 hectares of sea.