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Costa Rica Cano Island

 

 

Caño Island

The tour begins in the City of San Jose, take Route 2 through the Cerro de la Muerte or Buenavista with a height of 3,491 meters. It presents a picturesque landscape of forests Paramo product of the height and temperature.

At the foot of Cerro Buenavista is the Valley of the General, who is a producer of coffee, snuff, corn, sugar cane and grains.

 

Deviating from the highway route 243 is possible to visit Dominical beach located from the mouth of the Rio Baru, has rocky areas, points and small coves. This beach is straight, its sand is dark and the waves are strong. It has panoramic views and scenery very striking.

 

The course extends over Route 34 to Uvita beach whose sands are gray, has little vegetation except for a row of coconut trees that is located in the south. Intended Beach sun, sand, sea and good fishing. The surrounding countryside is very attractive.

 

Adjacent to Playa Uvita Whale Beach is located which is part of the National Park of the same name, created in order to protect nesting sites of seabirds, plus it provides a temporary refuge for the humpback whales that visit the area during the months of December to March. Its beach is wide, has a gentle waves and moderate slope.Presents estuaries on both sides ends. The fishing and diving in the summer are potential activities of the place. Beachfront is located on the island of the same name which is suitable for diving.

 

A few kilometers of beach is Playa Ballena Windows, whose length is 500 meters long, its sands are greyish and curved coast, headlands, cliffs, canals, estuaries and islands, wooded hills and lush vegetation unspoiled coastal are so beautiful scenic setting.

 

Continuing the journey on route 34 passes through the districts of Cortez and Palmar Norte, where we take the deviation of the Inter-American Highway that leads to the district of Sierpe. From here you can take a boat to travel through the Sierpe River mouth of which is guarded by ecologically important mangroves in protecting the eggs of some fish. So this area is a major as fishing activity is concerned.

Drake section has a length of 25 kilometers of coastline, bordering the Corcovado National Park and is affected by the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve in about 6 hectares. In this area the main activity is agriculture and cattle and pig farming.

 

A few kilometers from the coast Drake is the Caño Island Biological Reserve of great archaeological importance which was used as pre-Columbian cemetery why you can find fields of a perfectly round stone, stone statues, tombs, offerings of gold and polychrome ceramics. Geologically product of the movement of tectonic plates, is covered by a forest serpevirente fairly homogeneous, with small beaches and high cliffs. In the surrounding area are coral reefs of which 15 species have been studied fauna is scarce.

 

The Corcovado National Park covers a total area of ​​42,469 hectares. The main habitats of the park are: the mountain forest that covers half of the park and contains the greatest variety of species, the cloud forest, rich in oak forest occupies the plain alluvial swamp forest which is flooded most of the year, the predominant Yolillal palm, herbaceous freshwater marsh in the lagoon of Corcovado (site where they meet to form a single channel), located in the mangrove swamps, rivers, Llorona, Corcovado and Sirena and vegetation of the coast. It has 140 species of mammals, 367 birds, 117 amphibians and reptiles and a total of 40 species of fish. For all the above is one of the most biologically rich areas of the country.

 

Adjacent to the park is the Ursa Indian Reservation, between the creek and Rio Rio Pavon Riyito in two arms of Osa, this reserve protects the Guaymi indigenous culture, which retain their physical features, many customs of their own, suits and other its language is traditions Guaymi.

 

From the Book Corner Osa continues to where it intersects Route 245 leading to Piedras Blancas, this point is taken Route 2 to the northwest to the district of Palmar. Palmar Once the traveler has two options:

 

 

 

 

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