The South Pacific of Costa Rica is one of the least visited areas of Costa Rica due mainly to the fact that it is very isolated and difficult to access. There are very few entry points yet the stunning scenery is quite breath taking here. Here you will find absolutely magnificent lush greenery, miles of virtually deserted beach plus the huge Corcovado National Park. The climate here is very humid and there is rainfall the whole year through meaning that the plant life thrives all year round.
This is one of the most appealing locations in Costa Rica for the avid nature lover. The thick rainforests are full of tropical plant life and amazing species of wildlife. There are many rivers where you can view stunning scenery too and take a white water rafting trip to get your adrenalin pumping.
You can also take a trip to the Coco Island National Park which has breathtaking scenery and where you can view some of the species of animal and insects, some of which are unique to this area. Here you can also see tapirs, jaguars and many species of bird. While on Coco Island, you can try some scuba diving and check out the whale sharks, hammerheads and manta rays which are abundant in these tropical waters.
One of the main methods of entry to the South Pacific of Costa Rica is by airplane with many of the entry points having small airports for this purpose. Travelling by plane can be quicker and easier but can also work out more expensive than travelling by car or bus.
Due to the relatively isolated nature of the South Pacific of Costa Rica, there are less tourist resorts and staying here can be quite expensive, plus it costs a lot more to get here too. If you want to visit this beautiful part of Costa Rica, then you should be prepared to budget accordingly.
However, while here there are a number of activities you can avail of. Scuba diving is one of the more popular activities here. Some say that the scuba diving at Cano Island is the best in Costa Rica. There is plenty of fish to see here not to mention the whale sharks and hammerhead sharks. Snorkeling here is also very popular with excellent underwater visibility.
One of the most untouched beautiful places in Costa Rica is the Corcovado National Park. You can take a guided hike through the park and appreciate the abundance of lush tropical greenery and amazing wildlife. Another way to see the stunning scenery here is to take a canopy tour where you can traverse on the overhead cables and take in the stunning surroundings. This is one experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life.
From October to January deep sea fishing is at its optimum although you can fish throughout the year. Fish such as Dorado, yellow fin tuna and wahoo can be found on the South Pacific Coast plus you can try some inshore fishing for roosterfish.
The South Pacific of Costa Rica has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the whole of Costa Rica with superb hiking and diving, yet it is expensive to get to and very isolated. You must be prepared to do a lot of travelling to get here but once you do you will be amazed and you will not regret it!
Surfing Spots in the South Pacific
- Playa Uvita
- Boca Damas
- Playa Rey
- Playa Zancudo
- Rio Claro
- Cabo Matapalo
- Pan Dulce