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South Pacific

The most luxuriant vegetation on earth!

The Southern Pacific Region of Costa Rica is an incredible area that delights and surprises tourists with memories of Costa Rica that they’ll have for life. You can choose from among leisure activities on the beach, trips on the sea to spot whales and dolphins, walks through the landscapes of the mangrove forests or national parks, sport fishing, surfing or professional diving. Perhaps you’re looking for a vigorous hike up to the summit of Chirripó, a stroll through botanical gardens, or a visit to breathtaking waterfalls.

The Osa peninsula, located on the southwestern Pacific coast, is Costa Rica’s second-largest peninsula. Its main offering is ecotourism, especially tours of the Térraba-Sierpe Wetland, the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, Marino Ballena National Park, Isla del Caño Biological Reserve, and Corcovado National Park.

Beachgoers can enjoy sand, sun and surf in the coastal towns of Dominical and Piñuela, or on the beaches of Platanares, Zancudo and Pavones. The Cordillera de Talamanca offers a variety of mountain activities, with prominent points such as San Gerardo de Rivas and San Vito de Coto Brus, both of which provide access to Chirripó National Park and La Amistad National Park, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

In addition, there is a wealth of options for rural tourism in the farming and indigenous settlements that dot the region.

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