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Central Pacific

Where the forest meet the beaches

The Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica holds two cities with significant tourism facilities and attractions: Jacó and Quepos. The region is wet and rainy, and as a result the hills that hug the coastline are hotspots of biodiversity.

The forests include transitional forests, which have characteristics of both dry and wet tropical forests. These ecosystems provide a habitat for numerous plant and animal species that are protected in areas including Manuel Antonio National Park and Carara National Park.