OSA PENINSULA AND GOLFO DULCE

OSA PENINSULA AND GOLFO DULCE

Extending out more than 50 kilometers into the Pacific, it protects Golfo Dulce from the tides and creates a magnificent natural port. Here you will find picturesque beaches and rocky Mountains; this area is also irrigated by the rivers and streams that contain water from the waterfalls that are scattered throughout the volcanic cliffs. The most majestic forests in Costa Rica cover the hills and the valleys of this Peninsula; there are a lot of species of flora and fauna that inhabit this area, endemic to the Pacific Coast of the county, which are in danger of extinction. The indigenous of this region the Diquis where the first inhabitants of the Peninsula. They were good goldsmiths, and made religious pieces and artifacts from gold that they found in the Tigre and Claro rivers.

 

To Corcovado via Bahía Drake

Sierpe

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. Here you can hire boats to take you to Bahía Drake and the majority of hotels and lodges offer a pick up service for guests. The Sierpe river is a tidal river that offers an abundance of  Pargo and Snook fish. Fishing during high tide is great throughout the year for sail fish, Marlin, Dorado, and tuna. The NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY has called this area “The most biologically intense place on earth”.

 

How to arrive and leave

By Plane

There are many non charter and charter flights to south Palmar.

 

SANSA Ph (506) 2786-6353/ Ph (506) 2221-9414. E-mail: reservations@flysansa.com www.flyansa.com. 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: info@natureair.com E-mail: reservations@natureair.com www.natureair.com – Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800 235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas. Flyer 130, departure 9:30 arrive10:30, flyer 134, departure 9:35 arrive 10:15, price 80 US$.

 

By Bus and Taxi

The buses depart from Sierpe for North Palmar at 5:45 am, 8:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m, 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. A taxi costs 15 US$.

 

By Boat

You will need to ask at the pier nearby the Las Vegas Restaurant Ph (506) 2786-6682 contact Jorge Uribe. The price one way to the bay is some 20 US$ per person, with a minimum of four people, the journey takes about 90 minutes, depending on the speed of the boat and the tide.

 

 

 

Drake Bay

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. To the south of Drake Bay, there is the Marenco Biological Station with an extension of 500 hectares along the coast. Punta Agujitas is a village in the Bay with a grocery store, a public telephone, a school and cabins.

 

Circuits

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. The price ranges between 50 and 75 US$, plus an additional 6US$ to enter the park; including lunch.

 

Cocalito Beach

Some kilometers from the village, there is a road that takes you to Cocalito Beach. The majority of this coastal area is rocky, this beach is best for swimming, during low tide.

 

 

How to arrive and leave

By Plane

Flights to Bahía Drake.

 

SANSA Ph (506) 2221-9414. E-mail: reservations@flysansa.com www.flyansa.com. International Airport Juan Santamaría, flyer 622, departure 6:00, arrive 7:18, flyer 616, departure 10:30, arrive 11:43, flyer 618, departure 13:05, arrive 14:18, price 84 US$

 

Nature Air Ph (506) 2299-6000. E-mail: info@natureair.com E-mail: reservations@natureair.com www.natureair.com – Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800-235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas, flyer 120, departure 8:15 arrive 8:55, price 87 US$

 

By Car and By Bus

A road, which is apt for 4X4 vehicles, joins Agujitas with Rancho Quemado, a small village to the east, you can get to Rancho Quemado on foot or by horse, there is a daily bus to Rincón, situated on the Puerto Jiménez highway.

 

From Drake Bay to Corcovado

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, and from there the footpaths continue through the park. Low tide is best for trips along the coast.

 

 

 

Caño Island Biological Reserve

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. Created by the Law Nº 6215 on the 9th of March 1978. It has an extension of 200 hectares of land and 2.700 hectares of sea. The island is of great archeological importance, during Pre-Columbian times it was used as an indigenous cemetery. Entry for visitors to the island costs 6 US$ per person and 3.50 US$ per person a day to go scuba diving.

 

Corcovado National Park

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. It is an important sanctuary of biodiversity and species that are in danger of extinction.

 

Information

Ph (506) 2735-5036, Ph/fax (506) 2735-5282, fax (506) 2735-5276. The entry costs 6 US$ per person and visit. 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  Sirena Ph (506) 2770-8222, close to the coast, in the center of the park there is a landing strip. Several footpaths join the other three forest posts that allow you to camp here. If you reserve with plenty of time, the guards will prepare meals for you for 5 US$ breakfast and 8 US$ lunch or dinner. Camping costs 2 US$ per person.

 

Footpaths

From San Pedrillo to Sirena

From the north, you have to walk along the coast from Drake Bay to the San Pedrillo forest post, about 1 km after you enter the park. The walk takes a day so it might be better to rent a boat. The route from San Pedrillo to Sirena takes 10 hours on foot.

 

From Leona to Sirena

From the south, you can get here by land or by air to Carate, from where there is a walk to a forest post in La Leona which will take a little more than an hour, from here, the on foot excursion lasts seven hours, you will need to wait for low tide, because you will need to walk along the beach and you will need to cross several rocky areas. You will be able to see mammals, jaguars have been seen splashing about on the beach. The total distance from Carate to Sirena is 16 km.

 

From Los Patos to Sirena

From the east, you will need to take the bus to La Palma, which arrives at Los Patos forest post after a four hour journey. This footpath crosses the river twenty times in the last 6 km before you get to Los Patos. From Los Patos, a 6 km footpath takes you to a small hill with a viewpoint, where you can see the Corcovado lagoon and part of the park.

 

How to arrive and leave

By Boat

To San Pedrillo or to Llorona Beach, located to the north of the park, you can find some boats that come from Drake Bay.

 

By Bus

Several buses leave on a daily basis from Puerto Jiménez to La Palma.

 

By Car

Drive 45 km to the extreme south of the OSA Peninsula until you get to Carate. A 4X4 vehicle leaves from Puerto Jiménez 6:00 a.m daily and costs 9 US$ per person. Another option is to rent a vehicle for 60 US$. The return trip to Puerto Jiménez from Carate leaves at around 8:30 a.m.

 

To Corcovado via Puerto Jiménez

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.  From Rincón, a road that is in very bad condition takes you to the Drake Bay coast, there is a daily bus from Rincón to Rancho Quemado, following this route, this route is only for 4X4 vehicles. Some 9 km to the southeast of Rincón there is the village La Palma, a road leads to the Los Patos forest post. In the village there are restaurants, grocery stores and hotels.

 

Dos Brazos

Some 21 kms from La Palma and 4 km before Puerto Jiménez, a turnoff to the right takes you along an 8km road to Dos Brazos, a village dedicated to gold mining and agriculture.

 

How to arrive and leave

A mini bus taxi cab is located opposite the Súper 96, in Puerto Jiménez, departing at 11:00 a.m and 4:00 p.m everyday, those from Dos Brazos 7:00 a.m and 1:30 p.m. To go by car, you will need a 4X4, because you will need to cross a river before you get to the hotel.

 

Puerto Jiménez

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. In Puerto Jiménez you can stay and eat here paying economical prices; you can also go on tours in the surrounding areas to suite all budgets. You can get here by car and by boat. It is seven hours from San José and the majority of the hotels and places to stay organize trips. You can also get here via water, take a boat in Golfito.

 

 

Information

The Osa Conservation Area Ph (506) 2735-5036/ 2735-5580, fax (506) 2735-5276, offering information about Corcovado National Park and Ballena Marine, as well as protected areas in Golfito, and Caño Island.  Open times from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 m.d from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m from Monday to Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m to 12:00 m.d on Fridays.

 

Bank

Banco Nacional Ph (506) 2735-5020, fax (506) 2735-5106 can exchange dollars.

 

Information

If you have an emergency you will need to contact the CCSS clinic or even call the Red Cross Ph (506) 2735-5109. Post Office and Telegraph Ph (506) 2735-5045 opposite the football pitch next to El ranchito soda. Cafenet El Sol also has an internet connection and tourist information; open 24 hours. Ciclo Deportivo Mi Puerto has bicycles for hire. The supermarket La Esquina is close to the landing strip and Súper 96 Store, on the main road. There is also a gas station.

 

Playa Platanares

6 km to the east of the landing strip.

 

How to arrive and leave

By Plane

SANSA Ph (506) 2735-5017/ Ph (506) 2221-9414. E-mail: reservations@flysansa.com www.flyansa.com. International Airport Juan Santamaría, flyer 622, departure 6:00, arrive 7:20, flyer 616, departure 10:15, arrive 11:35, flyer 618, departure 13:05, arrive 14:25, price 91 US$

 

Nature Air Ph (506) 2299-6000. E-mail: info@natureair.com E-mail: reservations@natureair.com www.natureair.com –Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas, flyer 110, departure 6:00 arrive 7:05, flyer 110, departure 6:00 arrive 7:05, flyer 116, departure 6:10 arrive 7:00, flyer 126, departure 8:30 arrive 09:20, flyer 140, departure10:50 arrive 11:40, flyer 154, departure 15:40 arrive 16:30, price 87 US$

 

Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi Ph (506) 2735-5178, fax (506) 2735-5112, charter flights to local destination such as Carate, Sirena, Golfito and other places. You can hire a three seater plane to take you to Corcovado for 180 US$ and for five people at a cost of 220 US$. This last plane costs 480 US$ to San José. It is the only company that offers a 24hr ambulance service to any part of the country.

 

By Bus

Autotransportes Blanco 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. There are also buses everyday at 5:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m to Neily. The buses that travel to San José and to Neily travel the 23km to get to La Palma.

 

By Taxi

To get to Carate, to the south of Puerto Jiménez and the extreme south of Corcovado, you can take a 4×4 taxi that leaves at 6:00 a.m daily. Prices are 9 US$ per person. You can also hire a truck or a 4X4 taxi for about 60 US$.

 

By Boat

There is a passenger boat from Puerto Jiménez to Golfito that leaves everyday at 6:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m, and from Golfito to Puerto Jiménez at 11:00 a.m and 3:30 p.m the journey lasts an hour and a half: the price is about 5 US$.

 

Cabo Matapalo

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.

 

Playa Carate

Some 45 km along a dirt road that runs along the Osa Peninsula until it ends in Carate, close to the Corcovado National Park. The road is transitable but you will need a 4X4.

 

To the north of Golfo Dulce

Golfito

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.  In 1955 more than 90% of banana exportation from Costa Rica was placed on the “Great White Float” that departed from this port. After several strikes and conflicts with the workers, the United Fruit Company decided to shut down and leave Golfito in 1985. The deposit is a duty free area, where you can find televisions, fridges, stereos and electrical appliances 40% cheaper than in San Jose. You will need to spend 24 hours in the village.

 

Information

La Capitanía de Puerto Ph/fax (506) 2775-0487, office hours from Monday to Friday  7:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m, the port captain is available after 4:00 p.m. The Migration Office Ph (506) 2775-0423, Located on the first floor of the U.C.R after the hospital, open from 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

 

The Post Office Ph (506) 775-1911, Located in Bº Pueblo Civil opposite the plaza, it has a public fax service. Contact the Hospital de Golfito Ph (506) 775-1001, for any emergency.

 

Bank

Banco Nacional Ph (506) 775-1101, Located  in Bº parroquia opposite the old fire station, open from 08:30 a.m to 03:45 p.m from Monday to Friday.

Banco de Costa Rica Ph (506) 775-1701, open from 08:30 a.m to 04:30 p.m from Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday from 07:30 a.m to 02:00 p.m, Located in the free deposit, local Nº 44.

Banco Popular Ph (506) 775-0056, at the main entrance of the free deposit, open from 08:15 a.m to 03:45 p.m from Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday from 09:15 a.m to 12:30 m.d. All of the banks exchange dollars, traveler’s checks and have ATM’s. The Gas Station is located in the center of the village and will also exchange money.

 

How to arrive and leave

By Plane

The airport is 4km from the center.

 

SANSA Ph (506) 221-9414. E-mail: reservations@flysansa.com www.flyansa.com. International Airport Juan Santamaría, flyer 610, departure 5:30, arrive 6:53, flyer 2610, departure 5:45, arrive 6:45, flyer 612, departure 11:00, arrive 12:00, flyer 614, departure 13:00, arrive 14:00, price 82 US$

 

Nature Air Ph (506) 2299-6000. E-mail: info@natureair.com E-mail: reservations@natureair.com www.natureair.com – Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas, flyer 113, departure 6:05 arrive 6:55, flyer 150, departure 15:00 arrive 16:10, price 78 US$.

 

Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi Ph (506) 2735-5178, fax (506) 2735-5112 charter flights to local destinations such as Carate, Sirena, Golfito and other places. It is the only company that offers a 24 hour ambulance to any part of the country.

 

By Bus

TRACOPA, departure everyday 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m from San José to Golfito lasts 8 hours, departing from 14th Street, between 3rd and 5th Avenue. Returning from Golfito Ph (506) 2775-0365, at 5:00 a.m direct and 1:30 p.m daily. The prices are 8 US$ to San José and from 6US$ to San Isidro. The TRACOPA office in Golfito opens from Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m and from 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m; Sunday from 7:30 a.m to 12:00 m.d.The buses to Pavones and Zancudo beach from Muellecito. The departures begin at 10:00 a.m and 3:00 p.m to Pavones and take three hours and 2:00 p.m to Zancudo, on a boat that goes along the Río Coto Colorado.

 

By Boat

The Muellecito located to the south of the village and the Taxi Association operates from another pier located opposite the ICE building, the taxis have fixed prices. There is a passenger boat to Puerto Jiménez departing at 11:30 a.m from Muellecito costing 5 US$, lasting an hour and a half. A boat from Muellecito to Playa Zancudo departs at 12:00 m.d and 04:30 p.m, price 4 US$ per person; returning 06:00 a.m and 01:00 p.m. The Asociación de Boteros ABOCAP, has boat taxis for eight or more people that are docked at the pier opposite the ICE building. Offering a service to Zancudo beach, at varying prices, depending on the size and the speed of the boat, the price is around 32 US$ per boat. You can also travel to other destinations including, Pavones, Puerto Jiménez, Punta Encanto, Rainbow Adventures, Casa de Orquídeas and others. The boats that pass close by the Cacao Beach are docked at the Golfito pier, price 2 US$ per person.

 

How to get around

The Golfito buses go up and down the main road for a price of around 0, 32 US$ per trip. The group taxis cover the route from the airport to the Hotel El Ceibo. A taxi from the center of the city to the airport costs 4 US$.

 

Cacao Beach

This beach is opposite Golfito, and the views of the bay and the port and surrounding rainforest make this an interesting journey by boat.

 

How to arrive and leave

The journey on boat from Golfito lasts only 5 minutes and costs 2 US$ per person.

 

Golfito National Refuge for Forest Wildlife

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. This last species are called “living fossils” and belong to the primitive plant group. There were many before the dinosaur period, but very few species have survived. The vegetation attracts a large variety of birds such as parrots, toucans, tanagras, trogones, humming birds and red macaws.  You will also be able to see peccarys, pacas, raccoons, coyotes and monkeys.

 

Information

The address for the refuge can be found at the Osa Conservation Area office in Puerto Jiménez. You can camp in the refuge but there are no installations.

 

How to arrive and leave

Some 2 km to the south of the center of Golfito, before you get to Hotel Las Gaviotas, a gravel road leads inland, the road that you need to take is shown in INVU, on the other side of the football stadium and ends at one of the radio towers called Las Torres, 7 km and 846 meters above sea level. It is a good road with access to the refuge. Another route would be to take the highway to Gamba and to Esquinas Rainforest Lodge. This road begins a couple of kilometers to the northeast of the Tax Free area and crosses over a part of the refuge.  A local bus takes you to the beginning of the highway, where the buses arrive, it is some 10km to Gamba, where you will be able to walk and birdwatch. There is also a very steep footpath, which comes out almost opposite the Hotel Samoa. You will need to walk for at least two hours to get to the highway and to the radio towers.

 

To the north of Golfo Dulce

There are boat taxis that depart from Golfito and go along the coast to the North east of Golfo Dulce, passing by some beaches. At the edge of the coast there is a protected rainforest from the Piedras Blancas National Park.

 

San Josecito Beach

To the north of Punta Encanto, San Josecito beach, it is a quiet place offering accommodation.

 

How to arrive and leave

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. The transfers and excursions can be requested at any of the hotels or lodges in the area or through Dolphin Quest Ph (506) 8382-8630, fax (506) 2775-0373.E-mail:dolphinquest@email.com . Zancudo Boat Tours Ph/fax (506) 2776-0012 or Land

Sea Tours Ph/fax (506) 2775-1614. E-mail: landsea@racsa.co.cr.

 

To the south of Golfo Dulce

Zancudo Beach

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. There are mangroves in the surrounding area of the river mouth where you will be able to see wildlife such as crocodiles, monkeys and birds.

 

How to arrive and leave

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. You will then need to take the ferry across the Coto Colorado river, with a capacity for three vehicles, powered by an outside motor and wire cables, the price 1 US$ per car, the journey lasts just five minutes and it is in operation every day, except during low tide. When you disembark a 30 km journey via a dirt road will take you to Zancudo.

 

By Bus

There are daily buses that leave from Golfito to Zancudo 2:00 p.m, you can also take a bus from Neily at 5:30 a.m and 2:00 p.m and Paso Canoas 2:00 p.m. From Zancudo, the bus to Golfito leaves from El Coquito 5:00 a.m and lasts 3 hours, with a trip on the ferry along the Coto Colorado River.

 

By Boat

The public boats that go to Golfito cost about 5 US$ per person. The dock is close to the extreme north of the beach, on the side of the estuary.

 

Pavones

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. With an extension of 8 kilometers, and an excellent place to go surfing, on the Pacific Central American coast, it has the second largest left in the world; it is located 15km to the south of Zancudo.

 

How to arrive and leave

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. Returning from Golfito at 3:00 p.m. A 4X4 taxi costs some 60 US$ from Golfito.

 

By Car

Go down Avenida Central in San José heading towards Barrio de San Pedro and then continue onwards towards Cartago. Before you get to Cartago there is an intersection, take a right turn here and continue without turning off until you get to San Isidro del General (Pérez Zeledón) you will begin to go up into the mountains. This road is called the Southern Interamericana. Passing through the “cerro de la muerte” you will go up some 3.400 meters in altitude, where you will find it is very cold and often rains. You will then begin your descent. Do not drive too quickly and be careful with the rocks on the road. Once you are in San Isidro, head towards Palmar Norte. After Palmar Norte you will get to Río Claro, here you will find a petrol station and then, continue in the direction of Golfito and after some 14 kilometers; on the left hand side there is a turn off to Pavones. After some 15 minutes you will arrive at a river that you can cross a Bridge, there are crocodiles, after another 15 minutes you will get to Conté on a gravel road. After Conté follow the signs to Pavones, the view of the mountains and the ocean are impressive, the road begins with potholes and stones. You will also need to take care when crossing the small bridges.

 

By Bus

In San José you can buy a ticket for the bus at the Tracopa terminal. It is better to buy the ticket a day in advance, especially at weekends. The bus departs at 7:00 a.m heading towards Golfito, and arrives at approximately 2:30 p.m. In Golfito the bus to Pavones departs at 3:00 p.m, the bus stop is close to the supermarket opposite the hospital.

 

By Plane

SANSA Ph (506) 2221-9414. E-mail: reservations@flysansa.com www.flyansa.com. International Airport Juan Santamaría, flyer 610, departure 5:30, arrive 6:53, flyer 2610, departure 5:45, arrive 6:45, flyer 612, departure 11:00, arrive 12:00, flyer 614, departure 13:00, arrive 14:00, price 82 US$

 

Nature Air Ph (506) 2299-6000. E-mail: info@natureair.com E-mail: reservations@natureair.com www.natureair.com – Free Call (USA/Canadá): 800235 9272. Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas, flyer 113, departure 6:05 arrive 6:55, flyer 150, departure 15:00 arrive 16:10, price 78 US$.

 

Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi Ph (506) 2735-5178, fax (506) 2735-5112 charter flights to local destinations such as Carate, Sirena, Golfito and other places. It is the only company that offers a 24 hour ambulance to any part of the country.

 

Tiskita Jungle Lodge Private Biological Reserve

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. It is managed by Peter Aspinall, who has a tropical orchard with fruits from all over the world. In the rainforest there are several footpaths, waterfalls and natural swimming pools.

 

How to arrive and leave       

You can get to the hotel by 4×4 or take a flight to the nearby private landing strip, which is 5 minutes walk from the hotel.