Cahuita National Park

Location:Costa Rica
IUCN Category:II
Area:34,272 acres (13,869 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
Climate:View Climate Data
Land Use:View Land Use Data

Ecoregions

Isthmian-Atlantic moist forests

Soils

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Protected Area Boundary
 A
  
Share40 %40 %20 %
Soil TypeDystric CambisolsEutric CambisolsEutric Cambisols
Topsoil TextureMediumMediumMedium
Reference Depth100 cm100 cm100 cm
DrainageModerately wellModerately wellModerately well
Available Water Capacity150 m150 m150 m
Topsoil Properties
Gravel1 %1 %0 %
Sand43 %45 %33 %
Silt33 %31 %33 %
Clay24 %24 %34 %
USDA TextureLoamLoamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.38 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.31 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.3 g/cm³1.38 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³
Organic Carbon1.27 %0.87 %2.53 %
PH5.16.65.4
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity31 cmol kg⁻¹50 cmol kg⁻¹30 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity12 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹19 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation31 %91 %93 %
Total Exchangeable Bases3.7 cmol kg⁻¹13.7 cmol kg⁻¹17.7 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0.3 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0.1 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium1 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10.1 dS m-10 dS m-1
Subsoil Properties
Gravel1 %0 %0 %
Sand45 %38 %38 %
Silt31 %29 %29 %
Clay24 %33 %33 %
USDA TextureLoamClay loamClay loam
Reference Bulk Density1.38 g/cm³1.32 g/cm³1.32 g/cm³
Bulk Density1.37 g/cm³1.39 g/cm³1.46 g/cm³
Organic Carbon0.4 %1.02 %1.02 %
PH5.15.85.8
Clay Cation Exchange Capacity32 cmol kg⁻¹34 cmol kg⁻¹34 cmol kg⁻¹
Soil Cation Exchange Capacity9 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹15 cmol kg⁻¹
Base Saturation34 %95 %95 %
Total Exchangeable Bases3.1 cmol kg⁻¹14.3 cmol kg⁻¹14.3 cmol kg⁻¹
Calcium Carbonate0 %0 %0 %
Calcium Sulphate0 %0 %0 %
Exchangeable Sodium2 %2 %2 %
Electrical Conductivity0 dS m-10 dS m-10 dS m-1
Soil data provided by FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC, 2012. Harmonized World Soil Database (version 1.2). FAO, Rome, Italy and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.