This tiny town on the South side of the Osa Peninsula and fronting the Golfo Dulce is usually an arrival point for one of the most remote and exciting destinations of Costa Rica. The small airport allows one to arrive from San José in about one hour and brings you to the edge of the 100,000 acre wilderness forests of Corcovado National Park. Options here include hiking, surfing, dolphin tours, offshore fishing, swimming and relaxing in the tropical warmth.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest in the Tilaran Mountains of northwest Costa Rica is one of the world’s premiere destinations for naturalists. A cloud forest is an especially beautiful and rare type of rain forest created by frequent mists from low-lying clouds. This cool and moist environment is characterized by massive trees covered by thick “carpets” of small plants. Much of the resident wildlife is endemic to these habitats. In addition to forest hikes, visitors can enjoy many other area attractions including horseback riding; dining in numerous restaurants; live frog and butterfly exhibits; bird watching; crafts and gift shopping; “zip line” tours and bridge walks in forest canopies; a visit to a native orchid garden and more.