Manuel Antonio park gets another trail for visitors

Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Telecomunicaciones photo Dignitaries head off to check out the trail Monday.

Park and environmental officials inaugurated another trail at Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio Monday.

The trail is to Punta Catedral and has a 10-year life expectancy. The Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Telecomunicaciones said that environmentally friendly materials were used for the rebuilt trail. In some sections where erosion was anticipated, concrete was used. The cost of the project was 58 million colons or about $116,000.

One purpose of the trail is to take pressure off existing routes, which are much used by tourists. The project was under the jurisdiction of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación.

The project was designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, officials said.

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