Those that travel from San José to Nicaragua, take the bus via the Interamerican. The highway runs from the west of San José, until it reaches Barranca, Puntarenas, on the Pacific Coast, it then redirects north towards the Nicaraguan border. The route from the mountains to the plains is steep, winding and often narrow.
Ran by the Service of National Parks (SPN), it has an extension of 2.400 hectares. It is located 6 Km to the northeast of Miramar Village and 8Km to the northeast of the Interamerican. The road is in good condition, but after passing by Miramar it does worsen, but it is possible to walk the remaining 6 Km to get to the refuge, you can also continue east by car, although the route is in bad condition.
Guayabo Island is located approximately 8 Km to the south of the Puntarenas Port in the Nicoya Gulf. Negritos Island is 16.5 Km to the south and the Pájaros Islands is 13 Km to the northwest of Puerto de Puntarenas. The Guayabo and Negritos Island where established as reserves on the 28th of February 1973 and the Pájaros Island on the 28th of April 1976. The Guayabo and Negritos Island have an extension of 143.5 hectares and the Pájaros Island has an extension of 4 hectares.
It is a village located on the bank of the Río Abangares; it was an important gold mine in the XIX century and the beginning of the XX century. 5Km away is the Eco-museum of the Abangares mine, entry is 1.50 US$; open from Tuesday to Friday from 7:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m, Saturday and Holidays 7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m,
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There are services from Cañas to Juntas at 9:30 a.m and 2:50 p.m. From the Puntarenas Terminal, in San José, departing at 11:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m; also at 5:00 p.m a bus leaves for Santa Elena.
Some 23 Km to the south of Cañas, take the exit off the Interamerican, to the west where the Shell Gas Station is situated. Drive along the paved road until you arrive at the Puente de la Amistad some 25 Kms away. The cars that take this route from San José to the Nicoya Peninsula, have a much shorter journey off 110 Km, because of the bridge, instead of taking the Interamerican highway to Liberia; Buses also travel via this route to the beaches of the peninsula.
It is located 165 kilometers form San José via the Interamerican; it only has one district and an area of 682.2 km2, known for its cattle farms and folkloric dances. There is a MINAE/ACT Office Ph /fax (506) 2669-0533/ 2669-2200, offering information about the national parks and nearby reserves. Located on the east side of the Tenorio Volcano it is on the limits of the Upala County.
Offering boat trips. Located on the Interamerican, 5 Km to the north of Cañas. This river has grade I and II rapids and is quite calm, it is possible to swim in the natural swimming pools.
Located behind the Safaris Corobicí Offices. Founded by the Swiss Lilly Hagnauer in 1960, it is said to be the largest of its sort in Latin America. It mainly houses felines: pumas, ocelots, wildcats, as well as peccary’s and some birds.
Is located at the meeting point of the Tempisque and Bebedero River, to the south of the Palo Verde National Park. Fishers offer tours along both rivers for 20 passengers
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Enjoy an awesome tour down the slow moving Corobici River, one of Guanacaste`s most powerful river and homwe to abundant wildlife. The Corobici River in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica offers a tranquil floating trip with Class I and II rapids that will satisfy any nature lover and mellow adventurer.
The direct bus from San José costs 2.60 US$. Departing everyday outside the Coca Cola Terminal at 8:30 a.m, 9:50 a.m, 11:00 a.m, 12:20 p.m, 1:40 p.m, 2:40 p.m, 4:45 p.m; Friday and Sunday 12:15 p.m and 5:00 p.m.
6 Km to the northeast of Cañas, there is a paved motorway that is 58 Km long, which leaves the Interamerican in a northerly direction towards Upala. It passes between the Miravalles Volcanoes at an altitude of 2.028 meters to the west and the Tenorio Volcano at 1.916 meters altitude to the east.
It has 6 simple but comfortable cabins with private bathroom and hot water, a restaurant with views of the valley and the Miravalles Volcano, and the Nicaragua Lake.
Right in the center of the mountains, with crystal water, which are an intense turquoise blue there are several hot springs along the way that are very inviting places for tourists to relax. This is the Río Celeste de Guatuso, which is also known as Teñidero. Located on the northeast foothills of the Tenorio Volcano, some 26 kilometers from San Rafael de Guatuso.
To visit the Celeste River within the park, two different routes are used, entering the park through two different sectors: Sector el Pilón “Administrative Office of the Park”, from Cañas 7 Km along the Interamerican Highway, then turn off the road to Upala 42 Km passing through the community of Bijagua and again deviate east 11 km towards the community of Pilón de Bijagua.
It has an extension of 18.417 hectares in the northwest bank of the Rio Tempisque, at the extreme end of the Golf of Nicoya, some 30 Km to the west of Cañas and 30 Km to the south of Bagaces. It is an important sanctuary for water birds and those from the forest; it has mangroves, lagoons and forests. Close to 150 species of trees and rock peaks that serve as excellent view points.
The Río Bebedero is of approximately 15 kilometers in length. It is located only 20 minutes away from the entrance of the city of Cañas. Exact location: 241 kilometres. (150 miles) Northeast of San José on the Autopista Interamericana, between Bebedero and the Tempisque River, 30 kilometers (17 miles) to the West of Cañas. The Río Bebedero is a great attraction because of its location between the border of the Palo Verde National Park
During our tour of three hours, you will be able to see six female iguanas accompanied by a male. There are four boats that are equipped with Yamaha motors, year 2003, tents to protect you against the sun, a radio communication system, lifejackets, extinguishers, first aid boxez, each one with a capacity for 32 passengers, a total capacity for 128 passengers. Highly specialized personnel. The Club House has a capacity for 120 people, live music (Marimba), toilets for men and women, fizzy drinks and water for refreshments and 24 hours telephone.
There are several ways to access the park, but it is difficult to get even if you have your own transport, go by taxi or are on foot. The forest rangers can pick visitors up in Bagaces; providing you notify them at the ACT office. The most used road begins in Bagaces, at a height, where there is an exit on the Interamerican, from where you will have to follow the signs to the park via a gravel road.
It is an old village with adobe houses that are caracterized by their whitish volcanic in origin floors, located 22 Km to the northeast of Cañas via the nteramericana and 190 Km from San José. It was the fourth area when it was founded a county on the 7th of December 1848, Bagaces borders the province of Alajuela to the north, with the county of Upala.
The office has ofrest agents. National Refuge of Wildlife, Dr. Rafael Lucas Rodríguez Caballero. Located infront of the Interamericana, on the way to the main park. Within the county there is: Palo Verde National Park, of great importance because it is the most humid within the tropical dry forest area, it extends along the left border with the Tempisque river, close to the mouth of the river.
Located in San bernardo de Bagaces. Offering recreational fishing, trips and fishing on a natural lake, observing the breeding pools of the Tilapia fish, horseback riding through the natural paths of the property
It is a dry tropical forest on an island, it is uneven sparsely covered by forests that function as shelter for monkeys, coyotes, and also a range of migratory birds such as the Whistling and royal herons. The colored parrots come from the nearby northern Palo Verde, which visit the park frequently, and has more than 230 species of birds. With many trees such as the caoba, the sándalo and the cocobolo.
It is located 12km north of Bagaces. In the village there is a Banco de Costa Rica. There is also an internet service, accommodation, restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores, mechanics, the Musmani bakery, stores, souvenirs, public telephones, the police, videos and Social Security Offices, the “C.C.S.S”.
Single rooms with bathrooms and hot water, International TV via cable and a fan. Its restaurant serves traditional Costa Rican meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Miravalles Volcano is located 15 km to the north of Bagaces, the province of Guanacaste and belongs to the Cordillera of Guanacaste. With an elevation of 2028 meters above sea level. It is made up of at least six volcanic sources the mayority being aligned northeast and southeast. The Miravalles crater is 600 meters in diameter.
Rooms, comfortable and simple but without foregtting a single detail to ensure a pleasent stay, spacious, equipped with bathroom for people with disabilities, with private bathrooms with hot water, fans, double and single beds, includes accomodation, swimming pool and thermal waters for children and adults, clay baths, little ovens, steam baths. Horseback rides which are unique and exclusive to the area, birdwatching, wide animals such as monkeys and others.
The geothermic system of ICE (Costa Rican Institute of Electricity) has been developed on the foothills of the Miravalles that inherits the name of the four units that are presently in operation: Miravalles I, Miravalles II, Miravalles III and Boca de Pozo. The Geothermic Plant in Miravalles represents an answer to the energy crisis from ICE in the years of 1973 and 1974.
Volcanic Activity: The history of the Miravalles-Guayabo volcanoes is as follows: Quaternary: The making of several basaltic volcanoes “volcano Guayabo”. Between 1.6 and 0.6 millions of years: Clouds of gas and ash (ignimbrites) and subsidence of the Guayabo volcano. Refill from the calderic depression. Some 400.000 years ago: Renewal of volcanic actibity and the beginning […]
Located 150 meters to the south of the Ferrer, Miravalles Volcano. Tony Jiménez was born in Guanacaste, in Febuary 1978, at 19 years of age he began to sculpt. Today he is a recognized artists that has participated in different exhibitions, individual as well as collective, those include the “The National Symposium of Sculpture,” Barva 2002 and the Bienal de Escultura BTC, in the National Gallery, where is recieved a mention of honor.
From the Daniel Oduber International airport in Guanacaste: It is approximately 50km away. Departing from the airport take the highway that takes you to the city of Liberia, when you get to the crossing go to the left hand side, and then continue on the interamerican highway until you get to the city of Bagaces
Located 247 Km from San José on the Interamerican highway, it is the capital of the province of Guanacaste and is known as the White City. It was founded in 1769, seven years before the United States was made a nation, it is said that it was built upon white land originating from volcanic rocks of that color. This area has impressive tourist attractions such as the Santa Rosa National Park, that is located 43 Km from Liberia, here you will also find the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano and the national park of the same name and the Santa María Volcano.
The marimba is a popular expression that reflects the Guanacaste culture. The tradition and popular oral history is fundamental in the understanding of the villages. In Guanacaste there are two important events that are celebrated every year, that of the Cristo Negro de Esquipulas and in the month of December the devotion of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Hotel Las Espuelas Ph + 506 2666-5601, Ph + 506 2666-0144, Ph + (506) Whatsapp 8727-4220. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.hotellasespuelas.com/ Single/ double, including continental breakfast 64/ 76 US$. It is located to the east of the Interamerican, 2 Km before arriving at Liberia. It has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, casino, 44 rooms and 2 junior suites with private […]
Located to the east of the Interamerican, 1 Km to the South main entrance of Liberia. Open from 7:00 a.m to 12:00 m.n, everyday. There is special event the weekends In the 1er floor finds the Supermarket delicatesse, room of beauty Glamour aesthetics, cafeteria and store the Gloria
Located infront of the hotel el Sitio. Open from Monday to Wednesday of 8:30 p.m to 3:30 a.m with gratuitous entered karaoke and Thursday, Friday and Saturday of 8:30 p.m to 6:00 a.m, cost 2/ 3 US$.
With their doctor governs, medications, taking of Pressure, injectable, dispatch of recipes and they accept credit cards
Location; Costado sur del Parque de Liberia. Opening 8:00 am to 7:00 pm continuous day from Monday to Saturday. All in clothes, accessories and shoes. Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, Lost, Reef, Dragón, Etnies, Slobe, Es, Von zipper, Electric. Accept credit cards. With 40 years of serving the Surfeador.
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Office: Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport, Management Offices. Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica Email: LIRinfo@aww.cr https://lircr.com/ Ph + (506) 2666-9600. If you are calling from USA, please dial 011+ (506) 2666-9600. In the International Airport Daniel Oduber they operate airlines Charter, national flights, the airlines with regular flights to Costa Rica coming from Europe, United States, Center and South America and the Caribe
This located to the north of Costa Rica, in Liberia the capital of the county of Guanacaste, to 217 km to the Northwest of the capital San José. It was named in the old president’s from Costa Rica honor, Daniel Oduber who had the idea of building an airport in the region and you inaugurated in 1995 with a commercial flight that arrive from Miami, Florida.
Rincón de la Vieja National Park was created in 1973 to protect the flora and fauna and the hydrographic basins that surround the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. It has an extension of 14.083 hectares of semi deciduous humid forest, there are rocky areas void of tree coverage ,altitudes ranging from 650 meters to 1.916 meters, on the Carribean slopes and the Pacific Volcanic Cordillera of Guanacaste.
Located 5 North km, first entrance to the Park National. Has rooms, villages and cabins equipped with private bathroom with hot water, conditioned air
You will be able to see the beautiful colors that are produced by the volcanic organic minerals. And you will able to feel the temperatures that are produced by the hot waters that flow from a natural source whilst enjoying a swim in the thermal waters
Santa Rosa, is the oldest national park in Costa Rica, it was founded in 1970 to safe guard the vast extensions of tropical dry forest and the scene of the two most important battles of the country. The Murciélago section was added in 1979 thanks to the country acquiring land from the Nicaraguan Dictator Anastasio Somoza. The president Oscar Arias declared the land situated between Murciélago and the park property of the park at the end of the 80’s, so that Santa Rosa could occupy all of the Santa Elena Peninsula, some 50.000 hectares in total.
Houses a camping area and a center for scientific investigation, one of the posts used for the study of the most important dry forest in the world. La Casona has been very well restored and at present is a museum that honors the battle of the 9 thousand Central American volunteers that defeated William Walker and his American filibusters.
Close by you will find a natural footpath called Indio Desnudo, which takes you on along a 1 Km path through the tropical dry forest. The footpath owes its name to the trees of the area, so called because of red tone of their bark, similar to the skin of an Indian. Other longer footpaths are Los Patos, the Valle Naranjo footpath and the Palo Seco footpath, offering a chance to see fauna from the park.
Located in Santa Rosa National Park. Named accordingly because of the sounds that can be heard inside the cracks of this huge rock, which sound similar to the screams of a witch. This rock is located in the north end of Playa Naranjo. To the side of the Naranjo River, there is a small section of river rocks.
It has 505 hectares and forms part of the Conservation Area of Guanacaste managed by the Santa Rosa offices. Its quiet bay and its protected beach offer a great place to swim, sale and snorkel; there is a tropical dry forest and mangroves.
It was created on the 15th of July 1989. It is next to the Santa Rosa Park, separated by the Interamerican, and it is only 5km to the northeast of Rincón de la Vieja. It has an extension of 34.651 hectares and is much more than just a continuation of dry tropical forest and other habitats of plains of Santa Rosa. I
There are three biological stations in the park. In these areas you can go on excursions and observe wildlife. Located on the highest part of the volcano slopes at 1.060 m., you access this area via the south side of the park from Potrerillos, 9 Km from the entrance of Santa Rosa via the Interamerican.
The establishment is located 7Km to the south and 9km to the west of the Guanacaste and Rincón de la Vieja National Parks. Furthermore it is 4 Km to the south of Quebrada Grande via a dirt road.
At 276 Km from San José, 57 Km from Liberia and 19 Km from the Nicaraguan border of Peñas Blancas. It is a view point that allows you to contemplate the splendid sunset framed by the Bolaños Islands, Punta Descartes, and the southern sector of Nicaragua, Papaturro Beach and Puerto Soley. It is the last village before arriving at Peñas Blancas, the Nicaraguan border.
It has even rooms with a private bathroom and hot water, a swimming pool with secure private parking
It has an extension of 25 hectares. It is in the Bahía de Salinas, opposite Pochotes Beach, from Puerto Soley it is a steep and rough island whipped by strong winds. It is the only place known in Costa Rica where American oysters nest, frigate birds or scissortail birds, as well as one of the few places where you can find pardo pelicans. Bahía Salinas is a bay located on the Pacific coast of Central America, between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
Deport aquatic; Kite surfing, Windsurfing, Wakeboarding, sea kayaking, Sport fishing, Diving and the Snorkeling. Also mountain bicycle, in car 4X4 national park, volcanos, beaches, rent Jet Sky.
It is a rocky archipelago, made up of 5 islands and 10 island, located near the peninsula of Santa Elena. They are made up of a combination of rocks, reef organisms and coastal organisms. One of the islets, San Pedrillo, is very visited by recreational diving tourism due to the sighting of big fish like bull shark, giant blankets, sailfish and even whale shark.
It has an extension of 800 meters of sloping virgin beach made up of a typical mix of tropical dry forest and a great richness of marine fauna. There are two large rocks on either end of the beach, to the extreme north and extreme south.
With whitish sands, with an extension of 600 meters, a protected bay with rocks on both extremes of the beach, which means that the waves are gentle, great for bathing.
Grey sands, with a length of 1.7 Km and 40 meters wide. Playa Guajiniquil is an area for fisherman. It is totally surrounded by mangroves from the Rio Guajiniquil, presenting coastal vegetation mixed in with private property.
We help people live their dreamed kitesurf vacations. We create kitesurfers since 2000. IKU Inernational Kitesurfing University. kitesurfing school (lessons and rentals), kitesurfing shop (new and second hand gear, repair) accommodations, restaurant/pizzeria, lounge bar and movies.
It is not a town but a position in the frontier with Nicaragua, has a simple lodging, sodas, grocery, rent of cars and the Bank of Costa Rica Ph + (506) 2677-0011. Located in the building of central of customses, with currency change and automatic cashier. There are a few things you should keep in mind if you are planning to cross the border at Peñas Blancas. First of all, the border post is open from 6 am to 8 pm each day.
This village is located on the Sierpe river bank that snakes through almost 37.000 acres of marsh land and mangroves with ecosystems that have a diversity of animals and birds, such as the white faced monkeys and iguanas.
Located in the center of Sierpe on the west side of the plaza. There are five rooms with shared bathrooms
La Perla del Sur Adventures Tour Operator Ph (+506) 2788-1082, (+506) 8825-3326, (+506) 8787-1020, Fax:(+506) 2788-1180 Sierpe, Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas. E-mail: email@example.com https://www.laperladelsur.cr/ We are located in Sierpe de Osa, just 15 minutes from Palmar Sur landing field and in one of the most ecological zone of the south pacific, where the presence of the […]
There are many non charter and charter flights to south Palmar.
It is an area rich in history from the XVI century as well as natural history. It is said that Sir Francis Drake the first English sailor, sailed round the world and visited this bay in March of 1579. The bay is only a few kilometers to the north of the Corcovado National Park; you can visit it from here, as well as the Caño Island reserve.
Located 800 meters east of the police. With seven rustic rooms with a bathroom and a double bed.
Surf Spot # 76) BAHIA DRAKE:
This is a rock bottom left point break. It is not consistent because is a close bay, but has a short and juicy ride. Access: By boat or by 4 x 4 crossing the rivers during the low tide. Tide: Medium and up coming. Swells: South. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 2 to 6. Season: All year. Stars: 2.
The most popular circuit is the one day trip to the Corcovado National Park, which includes a one hour boat trip to the extreme north of the park, getting off on the beach and continuing the excursion on foot.
Flights to Bahía Drake.
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Some kilometers from the village, there is a road that takes you to Cocalito Beach.
There are 19 cabins with private bathrooms and hot water heated by solar power, with sea views. The dining room serves homemade buffet meals. The bar is near the beach and there is a swimming pool.
Flights to Bahía Drake.
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You can walk from Bahía Drake to Corcovado, along the coast, it will take you around four to seven hours to arrive at the San Pedrillo forest post
There are four cabins with a bathroom. Dolphin and whale observation, all day scuba diving to Caño Island $, sports fishing.
Flights to Bahía Drake.
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It is located in the Pacific Ocean, opposite the Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula, approximately 15 hours out to sea from San Pedrillo and 20 km to the west of Drake.
It is located on the Pacific Coast. Peninsula de Osa. Created by executive decree Nº 5357ª, on the 24th of October 1975. With an extension of 54.538.9 hectares on land and 2400 hectares of sea.
The park is administered by the Central Office in the Osa Conservation Area, in Puerto Jiménez. There are several forest posts; the main one being
To San Pedrillo or to Llorona Beach, located to the north of the park, you can find some boats that come from Drake Bay.
From the Interamericana to Puerto Jiménez. A 78 km road joins the Interamericana in Chacarita where there is a gas station, with Puerto Jiménez. It is an asphalt road which is bad condition for about 45km of the way, this road will take you to the village of Rincón, continue for a further 33km along a gravel road until you reach Puerto Jiménez.
Four rustic rooms, views of the forest, shared bathrooms, a cabin with a private bathroom and fan
To the east, on the outskirts of the Corcovado National Park you will find Puerto Jiménez, the most important population on the Osa Peninsula which is also the entrance to the park. It is a pleasant place, with a good tourism infrastructure; there is also an ecotourism chamber that can recommend guides and they organize visits to the peninsula.
The Private Bungalow is “the best room in the house”. The Bungalow features 1 King size bed and two double bunk beds. The room offers also a fully equipped kitchen and huge private deck.
We understand how important it is to have trustworthy, reliable and quality services. Changing Tide Tours considers each tour and guest unique.
SANSA Ph (506) 2735-5017/ Ph (506) 2221-9414. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.flyansa.com. International Airport Juan Santamaría
About 5km east of town, the long, secluded – and often deserted – Playa Platanares is excellent for swimming, sunning and recovering from too much adventure.
It is located in a jungle reserve with an extension of 12 hectares half of which is a tropical garden as well as a nature lodge on the beach.
Nature Air Ph (506) 2299-6000. E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.natureair.com –Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas,
Some 20 km on a dirt road, where you have to cross over three rivers, it is transitable but you will need a 4X4 at any time you choose to visit during the year.
It is a rustic wooden house with two floors, each one with three bedrooms with a double bed, bathroom, cooker, dining room and fan.
Surf Spot # 78) PLAYA CABO MATAPALO-MATAPALO (HOG HOLE): This beach is located inside Corcovado National Park. It is a world class wave that can hold any swell direction and any size. During low tide it has perfect tubes. “Quiebra Costillas” and high tide with very long runs and perfect wall 300 meters approximately. Access: By land. Tide: High or low. Swells: South – Southwest. Bottom: Reef. Feet: 4 to 15. Season: All year. Stars: 4.
The Osa Peninsula offers breathtaking beauty and a a huge amount of biodiversity – which makes it a perfect place for adventures!
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Some 45 km along a dirt road that runs along the Osa Peninsula until it ends in Carate, close to the Corcovado National Park.
La Leona Eco Lodge at Playa Carate, Osa Peninsula, is neighbouring one of the worlds best National Parks: Corcovado! It is a local family owned hotel and embedded in more than 400 acres of private rain forest reserve. We at La Leona Eco Lodge have a strong focus on eco-tourism and sustainability.
Surf Spot # 77) PLAYA CARATE:
Fairly consistent beach break, located inside the Corcovado National Park. It is recommended for beginners. Access: By land. Tide: Low and up coming. Swells: South. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 0 to 3. Season: All year. Stars: 1.
Location; We are nestled in between the palms and the beach in Carate. Carate is a remote part of the southern coast of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica located 42 kilometers from Puerto Jimenez. Beyond Matapalo you will find us down the road to the Corcovado National Park on the right just before the runway.
Departs at 5:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m everyday via San Isidro, costs 5 US$ and to San José costs 9 US$, the journey lasts 9 hours. There are also departures to San Isidro at 4:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m. In San José, departures aree at 6:00 a.m and 12:00 m.d, from 12th street, on the corner of 9th Avenue.
To the north of Golfo Dulce. Located on the west coast of the Golfo Dulce, is an area that is protected by islands and peninsulas that form a perfect port in the Gulf. In 1938, the United Fruit Company saw great potential in Golfito and built a cargo port.
Located next to the Golfito Free Deposit. Single/ double/ triple/ quadruple, with a restaurant, two swimming pools and 72 rooms with air conditioning.
First class accommodation, with rooms with air conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water and a queen sized bed. With beautiful views, offering a delicious dinner at the bar and barbeque.
The airport is 4km from the center
This beach is opposite Golfito, and the views of the bay and the port and surrounding rainforest make this an interesting journey by boat
cabins with private bathrooms, microwave, fridge and cooker.
It has an extension of 2.810 hectares and was initially created to protect the Golfito basin, and includes almost all of the high hills that surround the city, there is a good number of botanical species, among them an Asian species Caryodaphnopsis, which does not exist in other areas of Central America, as well as species of Zamia, that belong to the cicadae family.
To the north of Golfo Dulce. To the north of Punta Encanto, San Josecito beach, it is a quiet place offering accommodation. There are boat taxis that depart from Golfito and go along the coast to the North east of Golfo Dulce, passing by some beaches.
There are five individual spacious wooden bungalows, which are comfortably furnished, with a fan, private bathroom with hot water, a hammock and a rocking chair.
Located to the west of San Josecito beach, you can get here by walking from nearby accommodation. If you can’t get accommodation nearby, it is only accessible by boat.
To the south of Golfo Dulce. Next to the mouth of the Coto Colorado River, some 15 km to the south of Golfito, it is a sandy beach which is 6km long and has gentle waves. In the extreme south, the waves are large enough to go surfing.
Located on the side of the road 1 Km to the north of the school. Rooms with private bathroom 6 US$ per person. There are seven rooms, the rooms upstairs
Surf Spot # 81) PLAYA ZANCUDO: This is a beach break with strong rights and lefts, during low tide, it is generally a hollow and tubular wave, and in high tide, it has nice long rides. Access: by land. Tide: High and Low. Swells: South. Bottom: Sand. Feet: 2 to10. Season: All year. Stars: 3.
If you want surfing lessons there are instructors. The shop is located in the center of Pavones close to the football pitch.
The experts Susan and Andrew, from Los Cocos Cabins, offer boat excursions for three to four hours for 40 US$ per person with a minimum of two people.
The best way to get here from Golfito is using the bus or the boat. It is also possible to drive from Golfito, taking the highway that passes some 10 km by the Claro River and taking a left turn when you get to Rodeo Bar; you will then need to continue for a further 10km along an asphalt road, the beginning of this route is in bad condition.
Between the mouth of the Coto River to the south of Golfito and Punta Banco, where the coast goes out to sea before the Panamanian border, there is one of the most secluded beaches in Costa Rica.
Specializing in Mediterranean food. Also offering clients a professional photography
The surf store, SEA KINGS, was opened in Pavones in 2003. If you want surfing lessons there are instructors. The shop is located in the center of Pavones close to the football pitch.
Surf Spot # 82) PLAYA PAVONES:
This is a left point. This wave is known for being one of the best in the world. It is the second longest left in the world with a ride of more than one kilometer with big swells from the South, hollow and tubular waves in low tide and spectacularly long and excellent during high tide. Access: by land. Tide: Any tide. Swells: South. Bottom: Rocks. Feet: 2 to15. Season: All year. Stars: 4.
Will take you on a trip to the world of dolphins, and you will be able to see them face to face, and Surf.
There is a daily bus that leaves from Burica Ranch to Golfito at 5.00 a.m and picks up tourists along the way, it passes by La Ponderosa and Esquina del Mar.
It is an experimental farm dedicated to the cultivation of fruit located in Punta Banco, some 80 km to the south of Golfito, 6 km to the south of Pavones and 10 km on the border with Panamá. It has an extension of 160 hectares, with 100 hectares being primary rainforest. It also has a coastal line with natural swimming pools that fill up when the tide is in, and beaches that are perfect for swimming.
This product is a joint effort of the Project for Sustainable Development of the Rio Savegre Hydrographic valley and the National Institute for Biodiversity, it’s allows tourists to get closer to the natural and cultural riches in the hydrographic valley of the Río Savegre, as well as offering tourist accommodation, meals and attractions to visit in the area. The characteristic landscape of this area shows a mosaic where natural ecosystems co-exist with high biological diversity.
Rafiki Safari Ph (506) 8384-0271 Lodge. Ph (506) 2236-6034. www.rafikisafari.com. There are nine modern tents, on wooden platforms. They are protected against mosquitoes. They are appropriate for the warm climate; they are fresh during the day and night, with very comfortable beds. The restaurant is located in an enormous hut, offering a mix of African […]
He sold his plumbing business and moved to Costa Rica, looking for health, basing himself in the Manuel Antonio area. He recently decided to open Bumpy Road with his Costa Rican business partner, Enrique León.
Because of the irregularity of the land as well as the scarce population and the existence of forest, there isn’t a route that leads to the top of the valley, the Macizo de la Muerte, with the lower valley, on the coastal plains. For tourism purposes, we have identified two different access routes: the scenic route Macizo de la Muerte and the coastal route.
It is a picturesque trip that takes you along secondary roads that part from the Interamericana and then to the north to return to San José, passing by the villages of San Pablo de León Cortés, San Marcos de Tarrazú, Santa María de Dota and San Cristóbal South and North.
Hotel Zacatecas Ph (506) 2546-6073. In San Marcos de Tarrazú, double with private bathroom with hot water for 12 US$, and larger rooms for 20 US$. Hotel Bar & Restaurant Continental Ph/fax (506) 2546-6225. In San Marcos de Tarrazú, charging 13 US$ for double, there is no hot water. Hotel Tarrazú Ph (506) 2546-6022.In San […]
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You can drive along the southern Interamericana highway junction, which is next to a gas station almost 30 Km from Cartago, then follow the tarmac road that turns off to the west heading towards Santa María de Dota for 10 Km, from here travel a further 7 km to San Marcos and then to San Pablo a further 4 Km.
It was colonized a little more than have a century ago. The first populations dedicated themselves to the craft production of oak carbon. Later the production of agricultural products such as apples, blackberries, peaches and dates became important. Agriculture combined with tourism makes the most of the interest of the international and national visitors, allowing them to enjoy their climate, the biological diversity and the hospitality of the neighbors.
Offering a set of bathrooms with a private bathroom and hot water. An air-conditioned living room for 25 people, ideal for chats and reunions. It also has a dining room that offers traditional Costa Rican food.
Los Santos Forest Reserve, some 84 km from the capital San José towards Southern Costa Rica. Constructed on the top of a hill in the middle of this valley full of Quetzals, these bungalows offer a spectacular view of the cloud forest. The small village of San Gerardo de Dota is only a few kilometers away.
From San José-Cartago: If you arrive from San José, heading towards the city of Cartago, following the Florencio del Castillo highway. Instead of entering Cartago continue along the Interamericana to the south that goes along the Talamanca Cordillera and the Macizo de la Muerte. On this road, the kilometers are marked by small cement posts along the way and are always used to give directions.
It has a view point, from where on clear days you can see the area of San Marcos de Tarrazú. Offering its own list of birds on the farm. There are small houses for two, three and five people, with a private bathroom and hot water.
Cerro de la Muerte Sunrise Tour: A mere 20 minutes from the hotel, you can reach one of the highest points in Costa Rica. From this privileged height, we may presence a spectacular sunrise, unique in the country, with a simultaneous view of both the Atlantic (Caribbean) and Pacific oceans. At the same time, enjoy the view of the active Turialba volcano while marveling the majesty of the “Páramo”. Leaving the hotel at 5am, we take breakfast in the delightful village of Siberia. Quetzal Paradise Tour: A gentle 1.5 km walk through the cloud forest will lead you to the Quetzals habitat.
Some 138 km from San José. Since the colonial period several people tried to find a way through the mountains of Talamanca that join the Central Valley with the remote lands on the other side of the Dota mountain region. Finally at the end of 1860, Pedro Calderón, in response to a reward that was offered by the government, found a road through the mountains.
Located 5 km to the south of Pérez Zeledón on the Interamericana, it is the best hotel in the area. There is a swimming pool, tennis court, bar restaurant and a café, there is a casino. There are 55 rooms with ceramic floors, private bathroom with hot water, telephone, air conditioning, television and minibar.
At the end of January or during the first week in February the annual festival is celebrated. They carry out expositions and agricultural competitions, as well as horticultural and industrial competitions.
Located 50 meters to the south of the Hotel Chirripó, close to the Central Park. Open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 m.d and from 1:30 p.m to 5:00 p.m, Saturday from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 m.d. reservation service for hotels in the area of San Isidro, Dominical and all over the country.
Buses from San José cost 3 US$, the journey lasts three hours, leaving from the Terminal Ph (506) 2222-2422/ 2223-0686/ 2771-0414, from Central street, on the corner with 22nd Avenue, they leave every hour. Departures to San José with Transportes Musoc Ph (506) 2771-0414, or Transportes Vargas Rojas Ph (506) 2771-0419, on 2nd Street, on the corner with the Interamericana, depart between 5:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m.
Some 22 km to the northeast of San Isidro, this village of 1.350 meters altitude, is the point of access for the Chirripó National Park. The climate is pleasant and you can go on excursions and bird watch around the village as well as in the park.
Located in the center of the village. The camp site has bathrooms with hot water. With space for 25 tents.
Head to the south of San Isidro via the Interamericana, and cross the Rio San Isidro to the extreme south of the city. Some 500 meters away you will need to cross the Rio Jilguero and look for a road on the left, 300 meters away. A small wooden sign with yellow letters will show you were you need to turn off. There is also a red sign that says Universidad Nacional.
Located 150 km to the south of San José, and 26 km to the north of San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón, on the mountain of the same name, with an extension of 50.150 hectares. Its main attraction is its diverse habitat: with high barren plains, oak forests, fern forests, cloud forests, marshes, glacier lakes with crystal waters, and it is the highest mountain at 3.820 meters above sea level and of the south of Central America.
San Gerardo de Rivas en la entrada Parque Nacional Chirripó, is located just 50 meters from the trailhead to Mt Chirripó National Park. Our story began in June 1998 when we started to help tourists who passed by our house on their way to and from Chirripó.