Savegre Valley

The Savegre Valley 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 […]

Macizo de la Muerte Scenic Route

Macizo de la Muerte Scenic Route 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 […]

San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón Route

San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón Route If you come from San Isidro de Pérez Zeledón, take the south Interamericana highway to Cartago. You will quickly go along the Talamanca Cordillera and the Macizo de la Muerte. Approximately at kilometer 110, the high valley of the Río Savegre is to your left. The road serves as […]

Los Santos Route

Los Santos 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.  The route […]

San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo de Dota 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 […]

Cerro de la Muerte

Cerro de La Muerte This is the highest point of the Interamericana; it is so called because before the road was built people traveled on foot or with ox drawn carts and because of the immense cold in the area many died.   Permanently wrapped in fog, it is famous for being one of the most […]

San Isidro del General

San Isidro del General 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 […]

San Gerardo de Rivas

San Gerardo de Rivas 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. To go up to […]

Chirripo National Park

Chirripo National Park 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, […]

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires It is a village that is located 64 km to the south east of San Isidro and 3km to the north of the Interamericana, it is the center of an important region of pineapple producers. It has a plaza filled with trees, two banks, a gas station, a disco and other services. It […]

Boruca Indigenous Reserve

Boruca Indigenous Reserve Located on the outskirts of the Boruca village, some 20 km to the south of Buenos Aires, 28 km to the west of the Interamerican Highway. The indigenous community of Boruca is well known for its crafts, such as balsa wood masks and decorated pots. The women use pre Columbian material to […]

Palmar North and South

Palmar North and South It is the same city on one side and at the other side of the Río Grande de Térraba Bridge, is 125km to the south of San Isidro and 95 km northeast of the border with Panamá. The village is in the center of the banana region in the Diquis Valley […]

The famous spheres of Costa Rica

The famous spheres of Costa Rica. The Diquis region is home to a pre-Columbian enigma. The granite spheres (made from granite and sedimentary rock), some are the shape of an orange, and others are up to 14 tons and two meters in diameter.  They were found along the banks of the rivers and cemeteries. Several […]

From Palmar Norte to Ciudad Neily

How to arrive and leave to Palmar Norte (Costa Rica) By Plane SANSA Ph (506) 2786-6353/ Ph (506) 2221-9414. E-mail: International Airport Juan Santamaría. Flyer 626, departure 9:30 arrive10:10, flyer 628, departure 9:35 arrive 10:15, price 76 US$.   Nature Air Ph (506) 2299-6000. E-mail: E-mail: – Free Call (USA/Canadá): […]

Paso Canoas

Paso Canoas Is located on the Interamericana, on the border with Panamá, which makes it the main point of entry between Costa Rica and the neighboring country. It is a border city that is very popular with Tucos who come to buy cheaper products compared to San José. The hotels and stores are on the […]

San Vito

San Vito The Villa Neilly-San Vito highway was built in 1945 by the United States as a military security measure as it is a region that is situated to the west of the Panama Canal. The road is asphalt and goes up to San Vito, a small village that is located 960 meters above sea […]

Las Cruces Biological Station

Las Cruces Biological Station and Wilson Biological Garden Ph (506) 2524-0628, fax (506) 2524-0629. Located in Las Cruces, 6 kilometers from San Vito. Address in San José: Sabanilla, 200 meters east and 25 meters south of the UNED, inside the Center of Investigation of the UCR. E-mail:  Entry 6 US$; open every […]

La Amistad International Mark

La Amistad International Park It has an extension of 195.000 hectares; it is the largest protected area in Costa Rica. It is known as the International Park because it crosses the border with Panama. Next to two other National Parks that are on the border, indigenous reserves and biological parks, La Amistad is part of […]