Always Stay Connected: Free Internet Coming to 11 Costa Rica National Parks!
Have you ever wished you could instantly upload an amazing nature shot while on a wildlife adventure through the jungle? Now you can at some of Costa Rica’s most remote National Parks! By 2021, you will have the luxury of always staying connected with access to free internet service at 11 Wildlife protected areas in the country.
The coverage will allow about 100 people to simultaneously use the National Parks’ WiFi with a speed of 6 Mbps, that will be available 7 days a week 24 hours a day.
This high speed service will begin at the Santa Rosa National Park, Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, Tenorio Volcano, Arenal Volcano, Tortuguero, Cahuita, Poás Volcano, Irazú Volcano, Carara, Manuel Antonio and Marino Ballena National Parks.
“Considering that Wildlife Protected Areas in the country are visited daily by hundreds of national and foreign tourists and are an engine of national economy authorities have signed an agreement to offer free internet access to National Parks (in priority), strengthening in this way the quality of the experience in these public spaces,” stated in a recent press release by The Ministry of Science and Technology.
The idea of adding internet access to National Parks came about from the ideology that National parks are a key place where tourism, environmental conservation, digitalization and learning come together. With this idea in mind, The Ministry of Science and Technology, Environment and Telecommunications signed an agreement to start the project, “Connected Public Spaces” at Costa Rican National Parks.
“Connected Public Spaces” will also soon offer Internet Access Zones at over 515 public Costa Rica locations including parks, train stations, public libraries and civic centers with the hope to bring technology and information closer to the people of Costa Rica.