The National Institute of Biodiversity
(INBio) is a private, public interest, non-profit association,
whose mission is to promote a greater awareness of the value of
biodiversity, thereby ensuring its conservation and improving
the quality of life of human beings.
Upon reaching its tenth anniversary,
INBio decided to consolidate its effort to promote bio-literacy
in society and created INBioparque in February of 2000 to teach
people about Costa Rica’s biological diversity, its value
and the importance of conserving it.
INBioparque is an amazing
theme park that offers an interactive experience with Nature.
Here you will see groupings of plants and trees from the tropical
rainforest, Central Valley forest and species from the dry tropical
forest and wetlands. On our campus, which covers an area of more
than 5 hectares, visitors can observe many bird species and marvel
at the colors of the orchids, heliconias and bromeliads. Around
the lagoon you can enjoy the butterfly garden and the aquarium
and learn about the Farm and its crops. As you hike along our
trails you will get a close look at poisonous frogs, bullet ants,
boas, caimans, turtles, iguanas and tarantulas, as well as sloths
and other native species.