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Located just north of Palo Verde National Park, the city of Bagaces in Guanacaste is the capital of the canton of the same name. Bagaces lies around 20 miles from the western shore of Lake Arenal, and is a perfect example of the kind of town that can be found all over Costa Rica.

Bagaces Church

Bagaces Church

Bagaces is perhaps best known as the home of the headquarters for the Area de Conservación Tempisque (ACT), one of the country’s most active and dedicated conservation organizations. This group is responsible for administrative oversight of the nearby Palo Verde National Park, as well as the Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve. The ACT works tirelessly to ensure that the land is maintained and protected, and that the thousands of species that inhabit the parks can be enjoyed by future generations.


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