After four years since its inception, the Leatherback National Park, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, finally has a law governing activities in the protected area. Guanacaste is one of the most visited areas in the country because it has the best 5 star hotels in costa rica.
The Decree No. 36918-Minaet, published yesterday in the Official Gazette, indicates the new laws.
With this legislation is to conserve terrestrial, marine, since the resort beaches (Ventanas, Grande y Langosta) is considered one of the nesting sites of the leatherback turtle and one of the most relevant in the eastern tropical Pacific. Also, the Tamarindo estuary was declared a wetland of global importance by the Ramsar Convention.
"Thanks to these rules, we will have a balance between nature and human being," said Anthony Ruiz, official protected area. The regulations define an ordering based on the establishment of public use areas, where there are recreational activities, and restricted use areas, which are the sites in regeneration.
To regulate these areas there are a number of rules that allow the safe and responsible enjoyment of nature. For example, to be bathers go deeper than 100 meters into the sea should wear a fluorescent cap (to be more visible) and only swim at beaches suitable for it.
Surfers should bind the table to your foot at all times. The belt use is mandatory. This is something you should know when you make your Costa Rica travel and decide to try a surfing experience.
For Ruiz, another important regulation is the prohibition of entry and transit of pets like dogs, because they can damage turtle nests.
There are also specific rules that will govern during the nesting season, which runs from October to March. Also, they will control the influx of visitors to the beach at night and limit the use of lights (only allowed red) for both people and buildings.
You know this as part of the costa rica information as the breach of the regulations published may be subject to legal complaint.