South Pacific Coast Travel Guide
Plan Your South Pacific Coast Vacation
The South Pacific encompasses everything south of San José, down to the border with Panama, and all the territory west of the Talamanca Mountains, sloping down to the Pacific coast. World-class mountain hikes and bird-watching abound in the highlands, just south of the capital.
Expect reasonable comfort in unbelievably wild settings. Most accommodations are in small hotels, cabins, and lodges run by... read more
Count on finding lots of fresh fish and tropical fruits on the menu, whether at a roadside soda (casual eatery) serving... read more
Things To Do in South Pacific Coast
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Bird-watching: Yields such beauties as scarlet macaws and the resplendent quetzal. Enormous Corcovado National Park: The... Read more
Chirripó National Park is all about hiking. The ascent up Mt. Chirripó, the highest mountain in Costa Rica, is the most popular and... Read more
For those who crave untamed wilderness, Corcovado National Park is the experience of a lifetime. Covering one-third of the Osa Peninsula,... Read more
Great snorkeling, whale-watching, and beachcombing draw visitors and locals to Parque Nacional Marino Ballena (Whale Marine National... Read more
The South Pacific Zone is Costa Rica's last frontier, with a wealth of protected biodiversity. It's also the cradle of the country's... Read more
If you're accustomed to nature programs on TV, with visions of wildebeest and zebra swarming across African savanna, your first visit to a... Read more
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