This place inspired Christopher Columbus when he gave the country the name “Costa Rica” in 1502. This province has an attractive nature and lush landscaping. Fishing is very popular in the area. A large proportion of the population of this province is of Afro-Caribbean descent.
It is the main region for green turtle nesting. A natural waterway runs through the park. In this natural area find shelter: manatees, alligators, crocodiles, tapirs, jaguars, pumas, howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, ocelot, jaguarundi and the three-toed sloth.
Traversed by many rivers, the reserve has very diverse vegetation. The fauna is mainly nocturnal and lives in the treetops, where you can see the huge nests of orioles (gymnostinops montezuma), the owl and the hawk. The reserve is home to approximately 40 species of mammals, including some endangered species like the ocelot, the tapir and the peccary.
Near the border with Panama and bathed by the Caribbean Sea, this site has vegetation and fauna very similar to those of Cahuita, although much less visited due to its remoteness. Here leatherback turtles also nest and there is a program with neighbouring communities for the preservation of ecosystems.