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Transition in the Central Pacific

The Central Pacific region has the particularity of being a transition zone between the dry tropical forests of the North and the humid tropical forests of the South. The most coveted beaches in the country for surfing benefit from a dense vegetation that shelters an important fauna and flora.

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Manuel Antonio National Park

Appreciated as much by foreigners as by Costa Ricans, Manuel Antonio National Park is the most visited park in Costa Rica. Visitors come to get lost on its many trails that allow them to observe the region's abundant biodiversity. The beaches bordering the park plunge into turquoise waters in which multicoloured fish are carried by the waves. 

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The crocodiles of the Río Tárcoles

On a route along the Central Pacific Coastal Road, a stop is required on the Río Tárcoles bridge. Indeed, this river is one of the most densely populated crocodile rivers in the world! It is therefore very easy to observe these reptiles measuring up to 3 metres long. Carara National Park, located a few kilometres from this bridge, is a world-renowned ornithological site.

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Jacó capital of surfing

Playa Jacó, Playa Escondida and Playa Herradura have some of the best surf spots in Costa Rica. The coastal city of Jacó, which has grown rapidly thanks to the organisation of many sporting events in the region, is surfing on the wave of a booming nightlife.

Pacifique central, Costa Rica

Central Pacific