SAN ISIDRO DEL GENERAL

SAN ISIDRO DEL GENERAL

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 a limit of the valley. The kilometers are marked by small cement posts along the road and these are usually used to give directions. The entrance to the División is located at the 107 kilometer post. The entrance to San Gerardo de Dota, is the largest area for tourist sites in the high valley, it is located at kilometer 80.

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. The opening of the road lead to the valley of El General, and after the construction of the Interamericana Highway, it united San José and the Central Valley with the south of Costa Rica. Take the road from San José via Cartago. When you pass through this city, take the highway to San Isidro. The itinerary through the El General valley includes the spectacular Cerro de la Muerte, 3.491 meters in altitude. A highway to the northeast takes you to the village of San Gerardo de Rivas, where you will find the forest post of the Chirripó National Park. To the southeast another road goes along the Pacific coast and to the Dominical beaches, you can do a return trip from San José to Dominical, and to the Manuel Antonio National Park on this road.