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This park is located around 12 miles northeast of Nicoya. It measures some 5,000 acres and protects an important geological resource, which is a system of caves with stalactite and stalagmite formations. Water has cut extensive caves through Cerro Barra Honda and the other small mountains creating the best known feature of this National Park. Nineteen caves have been discovered. The Terciopelo Cave is open to the public because it is the easiest to access. The protected tropical dry forest (though mostly secondary) within its borders is some of the last in the world, and very different from the rain and cloud forests that attract many ecological tourists to Costa Rica.