San Gerardo de Dota, a picturesque city located in the Cerro de la Muerte, now Los Quetzales National Park, just 85 kilometers (52.82 miles) southeast of the capital San Jose on the Panamerican highway. This is one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica, it has an incredibly impressive habitat with an abundance of flora and fauna, it was created to protect a large area of cloud forests, rain forests and moors in this area that are within the most biodiverse areas of Central America.

San Gerardo de Dota is a small farming community located in the narrow valley of the Savegre River, a great place to fish for trout. The season here is in May and June, while lure fishing is at its best from December to March. Sitting at an altitude of 2,200 meters (7217.85ft.) above sea level, this city offers tourists the fresh mountain air, lush cloud forests and some of the best points of observation of birds in the country, so it is an unforgettable vacation destination

This amazing place is visited by birdwatchers, especially lovers Quetzal, one of the most famous birds of Costa Rica and one of the most attractive in the world.

The climate is warm and mild. There is rainfall throughout the year. This cloud forest has been declared by birdwatchers as the best place in the country to see the quetzal all year round, while in other forests in Costa Rica, the quetzal can be seen only in certain seasons.

Activities that can be done in the area: bird watching tour, and especially the observation of the Quetzal, Fruit Tour, Riding Tour and Tour of sport fishing.

San Jose is located in the heart of Costa Rica, it is the capital and largest commercial and industrial city, and it has an area of 170 square km2 and a population of 2,000,000 inhabitants.

San Jose is located at an altitude of 1.170 meters (3838.58ft.) above sea level and it is located in the central valley which is surrounded by beautiful mountains and majestic volcanoes. The temperature ranges between 18°C (64ºF) and 24°C (75ºF)

The nights are cooler. San Jose accumulates an annual rainfall of approximately 2200 mm and the rainiest months are May, September, October and November. The rest of the year is quite sunny and some days have short rains.

San Jose is a city where visitors from around the world gather. From the city, visitors can choose from variety of day tours to different national parks that are located near the Central Valley.

The international airport of Costa Rica, San Juan Santa Maria, is 30 minutes from San Jose; it is located in the province of Alajuela. The Capital, offers cultural and natural tourist attractions such as museums, theaters, churches, Volcanoes, and National Parks.

Some of the best attractions in San Jose include Central Park, Morazan Park, Spain Park, the National Park, the Plaza de la Democracia and Jade Museum among some of its exhibits include pieces of gold, stone and pre-Columbian pottery.

Among the most important tourist attractions are Poas Volcano, Irazu Volcano Turrialba Volcano, Braulio Carrillo National Park, Pacuare River, Reventazon River Savegre River, Talamanca Mountain Range and others. One of the most picturesque towns is Sarchí, popularly known as “the cradle of wooden handicrafts”, which attracts visitors to take back home a souvenir or craft.

Manuel Antonio National Park


It is one of the most visited destinations in Costa Rica. It is one of the largest national parks of scenic beauty of the country. The area is famous for its beautiful national park, it is easily accessible because it is located a short distance of the capital, San Jose. Undoubtedly, Manuel Antonio is one of the most famous places in the country.

Manuel Antonio is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in the province of Puntarenas. It is located about 157 km (97.56 miles) south of San José by road and 7 km (4.35miles) south of the city of Quepos. It covers an area of 1,625 hectares (4015.46 acres) on land and 55,000 hectares (135907.75 acres) in the marine part.

The Park protects 12 islands that serve as excellent refuges for several seabird species. It has excellent beaches: Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio and Puerto Escondido. It has an important attraction that is very humid tropical forest where species of flora and fauna in danger of extinction: the raccoon, coati, the agouti, the two-toed sloth, the white-faced monkey, marmoset, protects patches primary, secondary, mangroves, beach vegetation, marine environments, islands and a lagoon of 14 hectares forest.

The climate is characterized by high temperatures. The annual average temperature is 27° C (81ºF), with a minimum temperature of 20°C (68ºF). The average annual precipitation is 3,875 mm. The dry months are January, February and March; the rainiest are August, September and October.

This area has the most beautiful white sand beaches, trails where you can appreciate the nature of tropical forest.

Tourist activities that you can do are: fishing, diving, snorkeling, whale and dolphin tour, bird watching tour, biking, guided hiking in the National Park and protected areas hiking, white water rafting in the Naranjo and Savegre river levels II , III and IV, half-day or full day, horseback riding in private forests and waterfalls.

The Osa Peninsula

It is the farthest region of the country and it is located in the South Pacific, it is the second largest peninsula of Costa Rica, and its main product is ecotourism.

It is the most natural peninsula the country has, with the highest percentage of land devoted to national parks and forest reserves, with a larger biodiversity than any other part of the country.

It is one of the most impressive parts of the country by its vast areas of jungle, the three main areas of the South Pacific (the Corcovado National Park, Dominical and Uvita, and the mountainous Chirripó National Park and La Amistad International Park

The Osa Peninsula is considered one of the most virgin areas of the country. Corcovado National Park is one of the most important attractions of the Osa Peninsula. With almost 50,000 hectares (123552.5 acres), plus the large protected areas of forests buffer, Corcovado hosts unmatched wildlife as biodiverse as any place in the world.


In the South Pacific it is very humid, registering an annual rainfall of 6,000 mm, which in combination with the isolation of other systems, has contributed to the high diversity of species of plants and animals; including many that are endemic.

The two seasons are well defined, being a little shorter than the North Pacific, the dry season, beginning in late December and ending in April. The rainiest month is October while the driest is February, though it is not quite as dry and the North Pacific.

In the area you can see amazing scenery and adrenaline-fueled activities, especially if we think of destinations as the Corcovado National Park, Caño Island or Diquís Delta with its enigmatic stone spheres.


The main activities are the beach and marine resources including whales and dolphins watching, mangrove, landscapes, reptilian, sport fishing, surfing, hiking, professional diving, botanical gardens, stunning waterfalls and among others.

This National Park comprises one of the most visited destinations in Costa Rica and it is the ideal place for any traveler, it has an area of 12 hectares (29.65 acres) and it is located in the northwest of the country, between the foothills of the Mountain Range Tilarán and plains of San Carlos. The park is formed by the Arenal Volcano, the Cerro Chato and Arenal Lake.

The Arenal Volcano with its perfect cone shape and clouds surrounding the highest part of the volcano, it is one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world. The Arenal Volcano is located 7 km (4.35miles) from Fortuna your area is 33 kms2 (12.74 miles2), it protects a wide variety of flora, including a number of orchids, ferns and bromeliads.


The climate of this region is diverse and it has influences from both the Pacific and Atlantic. The annual temperature ranges between 21°C (70ºF) and 28°C (82ºF).The average annual precipitation is 3,500 mm to 5,000 mm. The rainy season is from May to January and dry from February to April.

There are different tourist attractions in the area: Lake Arenal, which generates 40% of hydropower in Costa Rica, being the country’s largest hydroelectric project, other areas of interest are as Cerro Chato, Fortuna Waterfall, River Tabacon spa, hiking, mountain biking, adventure activities, tour the canopy, whitewater rafting, Venado Caves, Cano Wildlife Refuge Black, bird watching, fishing and others.

Tropical paradise north of the country, one of the largest and most popular provinces of Costa Rica. The Guanacaste area is divided into North and South Guanacaste. Guanacaste is one of the flatter lands of Costa Rica, famous for having a dry tropical forest, beaches, scenic beauty, national parks and impressive volcanoes.

North of Guanacaste there are beaches like Tamarindo, Punta Islita, and Flamingo, it houses an important portion of the Costa Rican cultural and natural heritage. This region includes the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, since the border with Nicaragua, Punta Cerritos, is located 22 km (13.67 miles) west of the town of Santa Cruz. It covers an area of approximately 100 km (62.14 miles) of the Pacific Coast. Besides an important backup in the Pole of Tourist Development Golgo de Papagayo and, by the Daniel Oduber International Airport which gets a lot of international flights mostly from the United States.  Necesitas revisar este parte no entiendo que estas intentando a decir

Southern Guanacaste includes the southwest coast of the Nicoya Peninsula. It limits the north with Punta Cerritos and south by the Río Bongo, with a length of about 110 kilometers (68.35 miles) off the coast. The main tourist center is Nicoya city, located about 30 kilometers (18.64 miles) from the coast. The secondary tourist center is the town of Samara. The main resource is the beaches, and the most important natural phenomenon is the arrival of Lora turtles in the National Wildlife Refuge Ostional, this place can be visited all year round being the most important months from August to October for the season nesting.

Climate: Any time of year is conducive to visit the North Pacific, the weather is generally warm and dry, is the driest region of the country, with an average of 28°C (82ºF) in the months of May to February, from February to April the temperature can be increased almost 10°C (50ºF) being the driest and warm time of year.

The stations are defined in dry from December to March and rainy April to November; the transitional months are April and November.

The highest rainfall occurs during the months of June, September and October.

Among the main attractions of the area are:  Santa Rosa National Park, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Palo Verde National Park, Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, Las Baulas National Marine Park, Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge, La Amistad bridge among others.

Monteverde Biological Reserve


It was founded in the 50s by a group of Quakers from the US; it is currently administered by the Tropical Science Center. It covers an area: 10,500 hectares (25946.4 acres). It is located northwest of Costa Rica, in the provinces of Alajuela, Puntarenas and Guanacaste, in the Cordillera de Tilarán, roughly three-hour trip from the Central Valley of Costa Rica. It is considered the best known cloud forest in the world, its biodiversity, its contribution to the conservation and scientific research. Undoubtedly, the Biological Reserve Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most impressive natural reserves worldwide.

Monteverde Biological Reserve has an impressive flora and fauna; it is home to more than a thousand species of plants and animals together. Discover the flora and fauna, including jaguars, toucans, lions, monkeys and frogs red eye that served as an introduction to Costa Rica! There are also 420 species of orchids and 200 species of ferns.

The Quetzal is the most striking bird of the area and its habitat is rainforest, next to it the bell stand and the umbrella bird; however, you can admire the hummingbirds and goldfinches among others.

Monteverde’s climate is very cool and rainy, so we recommend bringing warm and waterproof clothing.

Monteverde Biological Reserve attracts a considerable number of tourists and naturalists interested in mountain and tropical biodiversity.

The most significant for Monteverde tourism activities are like: Birdwatching, Horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, zip line canopy tour, hanging bridges and other activities.

This area extends from Limon to the frontier with Panama; Limon is the primary tourist center and functions as scaling and distribution center.

The Southern Caribbean is an area famous for its beautiful beaches and afro culture – Caribbean invites relaxation, peace and quiet. Its unique features as its Afro Caribbean flavor and spicy food give this the perfect place to visit.

A paradise between the Caribbean Sea and the jungle, the coast of the Caribbean are known for lush rain forests, abundant and beautiful beaches.

The beaches are beautiful, covered with tropical vegetation and allow the mixture of activities like adventure and natural history that is definitely complemented with culture, gastronomy and music. Include coral reefs, multicolored sand beaches (from black, white, yellow and gray), coastal vegetation and forests of medium height.

The Cahuita National Park and Gandoca Manzanillo Reserve, have worldwide recognition not only for their natural beauty, but also because they start to become unique sites in almost all the Gran Caribe.

The weather is generally rainy, characteristic of the area, but with an annual average of warm weather. Rainfall decreases between January and April and late September to early October. Temperatures range between 25°C (77ºF) and 27°C (81ºF) in the months of January and February can drop to a minimum of 20°C (68ºF) and increase to a maximum of 30° C (86ºF) during the months of April and May.

Main Tourist Activities: Cycling, boat tours, snorkeling, surfing, canopy tours, hiking, horseback riding, visiting Indian reservations, among others.

Some attractions: Cahuita National Park, Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge, Puerto Viejo, Kekoldi Indian reserve, Indian Reserve Yorkin and among others.

This park is located in the northern Caribbean region of Costa Rica, between the Parismina River and San Juan River on the border with Nicaragua. It is a popular destination for eco-tourists and adventurers.

Tortuguero National Park was created to protect the nesting area of the turtle. It is a destination worth visiting, world famous for its nesting turtles on the beach.

Wildlife is abundant and varied, about 160 species of mammals, many of them endangered species (cats, monkeys, sloths and manatees sort little investigated); 400 species of birds and 52 species of freshwater fish; where stands the gar fish, considered a living fossil endangered.

Tourism is the main economic activity of the area, followed by fishing and agriculture.

To reach the park you can do by boat or by plane from San Jose. However, most hotels in the area offer packages that include transportation from San Jose by land and boat.

Tourism activities occur day and night: hiking, enjoy the sun and the beach, observe the biodiversity, boating or kayaking through the canals of Tortuguero, or enjoy typical local Caribbean life.