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 dangerous roads in Costa Rica. During the rainy season, landslides can partially or totally block the roads. During the dark and foggy nights, visibility can be very bad, so it is better not to travel during the night.