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Chirripó National Park is the main reason to venture to San Gerardo de Rivas, but if you aren't up for the physically challenging adventure of hiking up to Chirripó it's still a wildly scenic place, reminiscent of the Himalayas, to spend a day or two. Spread over steep terrain at the end of the narrow valley of the boulder-strewn Río Chirripó, San Gerardo de Rivas has cool mountain air, excellent
bird-watching, spectacular views, and an outdoor menu that includes waterfall hikes and hot springs.
The southern tip of the Osa Peninsula, where virgin rain forest meets the sea at a rocky point, retains the kind of natural beauty that people...
Carate is literally the end of the road. The black volcanic-sand beach stretches for more than 3 km (2 miles), with surf that's perfect for...