Barra Honda is a dry tropical forest which protects the most important system of caves in Costa Rica. There are about 42 caverns, of which only 19 have been exploredñ only two of those are open to the public, Terciopelo and Cuevita. Terciopelo is 63 meters in depth, and has three rooms that can be visited.
Barra Honda National Park, which was founded in 1974, is important not only for its caves, but for being one of the few areas which preserves dry tropical forest, which is of vital importance for many species of flora and fauna. There we find collared doves and magpies, as well as anteaters, raccoons, white-tail deer, and agoutis. This is also an important area for bats, which help keep the ecosystem in balance.
We work with Costa Rican and international volunteers in the conservation of the riches of this mystical territory. We do maintenance of trails and installations, repair of the roads, and cleaning. We support the officials responsible for the area. Volunteers also are involved in visitor service, and of watching and care of the area to help prevent environmental damage and illegal activities.