Costa Rica South Pacific Region

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Costa Rica South Pacific Region

The South Pacific is one of the most biologically diverse and intense places in the world according to the National Geographic magazine. The region of the providence of Puntarenas that stretches from Dominical to Panama. Is described as the South Region.

Costa Rica South Pacific RegionThe dry season is shorter lasting from January to April, which is probably the best time to visit the area. For those who don’t mind a few downpours, the reward will be fresh blooms or the flora and rich greens of the forest.

The Coronado National Park is a real jewel providing protection fro more than most endangered species, like the almost extinct Haryp eagle.

The beaches of Drake bay and the Osi Peninsula, due to their remoteness and isolation make for some of the best eco-tourism in Costa Rica. The clear waters of the Pacific make for a Snorkel and sport fishers dream. For the best views of underwater marine life visit the Isla del Cano just off the coast.

For the experienced surfer the waves at Pavones are known as the world’s longest lefts that can be ridden for up to 2 minutes.

The south region is bordered by the Talmanca Mountain Range with the highest elevation in Costa Rica the Cerro Cherripo \peak at 12.530 ft... The trails of this mountain park make for a challenging hike for the adventurous. The 11 mile hike to the peak will pass you through more eco-systems than most countries contain.

The largest town in the area is the port town of Golfito. Domestic airlines give service to Golfito, Palmar Norte and Puerto Jimenez. By car the area can be reached by traveling south front Quepos or taking the main highway from Isador de General.

Real Estate developers and investors are busy planning for development of this area. For individuals looking for escape from urban life the area still offers opportunities and will probably develop slower than the dryer northern locations.