Chirripo National Park

Chirripo National Park

Chirripo National Park in Costa Rica

Chirripo National Park  is located in the  Chirripo hill, the highest mountain in Costa Rica.

In addition to 3819 meters is the highest peak between the volcanoes of Guatemala and the Andes.

Almost half of the national park is covered by cloud forest, here grow alders, oaks and bay trees covered with moss. Pumas, ocelots, jaguars, tapirs, peccaries, rabbits, coyotes, anteaters and many other species live in the park.

Birders can find hummingbirds and quetzals. From about 3400 meters the vegetation is more sparse, the trees are smaller in this stage.

Costa Rica Chirripo paramo National Park
Chirripo National Park

Chirripo Lake

The inexperienced hikers can climb Chirripo, although one should not underestimate the rise. In the highlands of the mountains, temperatures can drop below the peak, and sometimes occurred in some hikers altitude sickness.
Climbing the highest mountain in Costa Rica …

To Climb the Chirripo, one should plan at least two days and one night in a shelter during the ascent.

Who does not want to take your sleeping bag and providing you can hire a guide with a pack horse. In contrast to many other attractions in Costa Rica, the Chirripo is a popular destination for Costa Ricans entered.

Facts about Chirripo National Park, Costa Rica

Top of Chirripo National ParkThe Cerro Chirripo at an altitude of 3819 meters and is the highest mountain in Costa Rica.
Each year a marathon to Cerro Chirripo.

On clear days you have a magnificent view of two oceans and volcanoes Irazu and Turrialba from the summit. Among the Indians the mountain was considered sacred, shamans and tribal chiefs held religious rituals at the foot of the Chirripo.

Quepos Costa Rica

Quepos Costa Rica

Quepos Puntarenas

Quepos is Recognized as one of the best places in the world for its large fishing port.

Quepos is a small town about 160 kilometers from San Jose in the province of Puntarenas.

Located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Quepos is a beautiful place to enjoy a weekend of relaxation.

Three-hour drive from San José, passing through the cities of Athens, Orotina Tarcoles, Jaco and Parrita.

A quick way to get there is to take a domestic flight from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and then take a short trip of about 20 to 40 minutes to Quepos.

This city It is well known throughout the country as a key fishing town.

Puntarenas Province Quepos costarica

Quepos City

Quepos Puntarenas Costa Rica

Quepos Costa Rica

Quepos offers tourists not only fantastic fishing opportunities, but also many other alternatives that can be given free rein.

This city has many hotels and accommodation at very reasonable prices, as well as luxury resorts located throughout the city, as well as restaurants, bars and lounges.

The downtown square is a charming and restoration of many sites, hotels, art galleries and boutiques, all located opposite the beach. If you agree to visit during the festival season will find the streets filled with dances, parades and concerts.

With an interesting atmosphere throughout the city, the best time to visit Quepos is between January and April, when the weather is dry.

Quepos Fishing

The fishing season extends from December to August and March and April can be very hot while September brings heavy rains.

Quepos is one of the best fishing in the world found in great abundance marlin, swordfish, snapper, amberjack, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellow, cock big eye tuna. Enthusiastic anglers can fish on the beach or on the beach.

If fishing is not your thing, you can enjoy boat trips, horse riding, kayaking, horseback riding or diving raft.

Manuel Antonio Quepos

This city is also important because of its proximity to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park is 7 miles from the city.

Quepas well as being visited by tourists are also frequented by many international scientists and naturalists who study the great variety of flora and fauna of the region.

Located in Jaco beach We Offer, Sport Fishing, Jaco Massages, White Water Rafting, Tours to Manuel Antonio National Park. Private Transportation in Costa Rica, and many other Activities.

Cano Island Biological Reserve

Cano Island Biological Reserve

Cano Island Biological Reserve Costa Rica

The Cano Island Biological Reserve is located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula, about 15 miles off San Pedrillo station. It was established by Act No. 6215, of March 9, 1978, with an area of ​​200 hectares in 2700 hectares and land art in the marina.

The island is very important from archaeological point of view, because in pre-Columbian times was used as an Indian cemetery.

Cultural materials are ceramic remains and objects carved in stone, including typical areas Diquis.

View from Isla del Cano Costa Rica


Cano Island Biological Reserve

Cano Island Biological Reserve

The most abundant phases in ceramic corresponds to Aguas Buenas (220-800 AD), and Chiriqui (1000-1550 cc). The presence of traces of polychrome Middle Ceramic period Guanacaste, suggest that the island was a key business putno along the Pacific coast.

In addition, to protect species of flora and fauna of tropical rainforest caraccterística important marine.

The island is covered by tropical rainforest evergreens, with about 158 ​​species of higher plants and, most conifers helchos.

These are trees up to 50 meters thick vacuum remarkable trees, also called tree of milk because of breathing white latex and can be consumed.

Other tree species characteristic of this place are the locust, wild fig, wild cocoa, rubber and garumo, where they grow epiphytes such as bromeliads and orchids.

Furthermore, on the island you can see ferns, geophytes, heliconias, bjucos, herbaceous plants and some introduced species such as mango, marñon, oranges, guavas and bananas.

 Cano Island Biological Reserve  Fauna & flora

The fauna of the island is scarce. Birds are represented by UANS esecies 10, the most common livestock heron, hawk cngrejero, osprey and the brown booby. towards mammals were observed four eyes fox, tepescuinte, some rats and several species of bats. In addition, small snakes, boas, frogs and lizards.

The island protects very important marine environments, which is remarkable for its size and species riquesa, coral reefs.

Associated with the diversity of reefs are species of fish, invertebrates, algae and mammals such as dolphins and whales.

Marine species are present in different environments such as coral reefs, rocky shores and cliffs where they live with a lot of fish, stars, sea urchins, lobsters and giant conch. The latter two species are endangered.

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge Costa Rica

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge

Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is  Located on the Caribbean coast, in the canton of  Talamanca in the province of Limon.

Protect wildlife, especially endangered species or small populations.
It also protects the only natural bank of oyster reef mangrove area in the coastal strip.

It has a pond, by which this part of the Atlantic coast is classified as tropical forests.

The remaining primary forest in this area is a single value, the relative area covered by pequña this area of life in the plains of the Atlantic coast.

The region has a wide variety of terrestrial habitats with patches of primary forest and habitat for many marine and dulceacuíferos, including the coral reef that is kept in better conditions on the Atlantic coast of Costa Rica.

By natural conditions, the region constitutes an attraction for scientists and visitors seeking recreation.

Negritos Island Puntarenas

Negritos Island Puntarenas

Negritos Island Puntarenas Costa Rica

Guayabo, Pajaros and Negritos Island in Puntarenas Costa Rica. Guavabo  Island is located about 8 km south from the port of Puntarenas.

Negritos Islands is located 16.5 km south of Iceland Pajaros 13km north east of the port city of Puntarenas.
Guayabo  and Negritos Islands as reserves by Executive Order No. 2858-A, 28 February were established in 1973.

island Pajaros was created by the Board Decree No. 5963-A from 28 April 1976. Negritos and Guayaba  Islands are an area of 143.5 hectares and 4 hectares Pajaros Iceland.

Negritos Island Puntarenas

Negritos Island Puntarenas

The islands provide habitat and breeding grounds for populations of sea birds and flora characteristic of the area.

The Island Guayabo is an important rock 50 meters high, covered in some sectors, thorny shrubs and small plants. Outstanding tree species such as grouse, wild fig, palm and Coyol viscoyol.

Meanwhile, Negritos Islands, the vegetation is semideciduous, and white-flowered species, spiny cedar and Indian clothing. Spots in the cliffs of pure agave and palm trees are viscoyol home.

On Iceland Pajaros, the vegetation consists of low-lying forest and lawns. Domination wild guava “Guayaba” bushes here mixed with the guanaco, wild figs and Manteco.

The fauna of the islands is represented mainly by seabirds. In some seasons, migratory birds come here to find food and reproduce.

The most characteristic species are the frigate bird, laughing gull, the brown booby and the brown pelican. The latter used the island as a nesting area Guayabo and it is estimated that there is a population of 200-300 individuals.

Other species that are in these islands, the peregrine falcon, the dove and white-tailed iguana. It fiddler crabs, shrimps sailor, giant mussels, oysters and a variety of fish.

Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park Costa Rica

Cahuita National Park is Located in the province of Limón, Caribbean coast, 42 km south of the city of Limon.

Cahuita National Park It was created by Decree No. 1236-A, September 7, 1970, (with the name of Cahuita National Monument).

It has an area of ​​1,067.9 hectares in land and 22,400 hectares in the marina.

Cahuita National Park is located in the basement of the tropical Atlantic from Costa Rica and we can say that no other wild area of ​​the country protects the resources of plants and animals in this region.

Cahuita Costa Rica

The Cahuita National park was created to protect the flora, fauna, coral reefs and diverse marine ecosystems.

Cahuita National Park

Cahuita National Park

One of the most picturesque areas of the country for its white sandy beaches, thousands of coconut palms, turquoise seas and coral reefs.

According to the classification of Holdridge life zones, the park is in the living area of ​​the rainforest.

The Cahuita National Park has several important habitats such as swamp forest with species of cant, the sangregao and golden fruit, mixed species forest Guaitil not flooded, and the Jorco the match, the mangrove, red mangrove-dominated, and coastal vegetation, with lots of coconut palms and sea grapes

The reef covers an area of ​​600 hectares and extends in a fan off Punta Cahuita, between the Lazy River and Puerto Vargas.

Part of the platform is submerged reef about 11 meters above sea level.

Studies conducted after the earthquake of April 22, 1991, the platform reef emerged about 1 meter. It is the most developed reef in the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

Among the most characteristic species of coral is the coral Elkhorn, the cerebriform, the Poritis Poritis, Montastrea cavernosa and the great Poritis divaricata. In addition, sea fans, urchins and lots of fish and sizes.

The queen angelfish is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful reefs. However, there are other interesting species such as angelfish French, Isabelita and blue parrot fish.

Other species have their habitat here barracuda fish, Manta Ray, 3 species of sharks, moray eels, sea urchins, sea cucumbers that grow to 30 cm long, lobster, sponge, the cambute , white shrimp, green turtle and hawksbill turtles.

On the reef of Cahuita National Park, we identified 35 coral species, 140 mollusks, crustaceans, 44 128, 123, algae and fish.

Marine resources protected here, are in a process of deterioration caused by the large amount of sediment and agrochemical pollution, carried by the river La Estrella, which are deposited by sea currents on the reef.

They are common in terrestrial wildlife howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, raccoons, sloths, otters and white, as are several species of swamp forest birds such as ibis Green Kingfisher, are some of the many species found here.