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La Amistad International Park occupies equal parts of Costa Rica and Panama and covers 400,000 ha of tropical forest, making it the largest reserve in the region of Central America. Its biodiversity made it part of UNESCO’s “World Heritage Sites”.
Because of its uneven terrain, most of the park remains practically unexplored. In the year 2006, during an expedition organized by the Darwin Institute, scientists discovered 12 new plant species, 15 amphibian and 3 reptile species. Weather in the park varies throughout the year, although the climate is predominantly humid and hot.