South Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Home to some of the country’s most stunning natural treasures, South Puntarenas is blessed with an abundance of exotic and diversified flora and fauna. Home to the largest last remaining stretches of Pacific coastal rainforests in Central America nestled within the gorgeous Parque Nacional Corcovado, this region of Costa Rica plays host to some to the world’s most endangered species of wildlife. 

With a hot tropical climate throughout the year, this area receives a lot of rainfall, producing one of the most lush and dense tracts of forestation in the country. The Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula is a nature lover’s haven due to its isolation and remoteness from the rest of Costa Rica. An eco-tourism hotspot, visitors can stay at the many eco-lodges here to enjoy one of the most bio-diverse regions on the planet.

Also found in Southern Puntarenas are a number of hidden and secluded beautiful beaches, many of which are not crowded and make for the perfect escape from the humdrum of city life. For those who enjoy snorkeling, visit the stunning Isla del Caño off the coast with its fantastic underwater marine world, while for those who enjoy sport fishing the area of Drake Bay is the avid angler’s dream. 

The coastline of Southern Costa Rica is also known for its strong waves, which are great for surfing. Here one can find the tiny town of Pavones, home to the longest lefts in the world. Given the right conditions you can ride the waves here for as long as 2 whole minutes. However, do be careful when trying to swim here as rip currents make the waters quite treacherous