Costa Rica - Central Pacific Coast (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Central Pacific Coast chapter from Lonely Planet’s Costa Rica guidebook.

Stretching from the rough-and-ready port of Puntarenas to the tiny town of Uvita, the central Pacific coast is home to both wet and dry tropical rainforests, sun-drenched sandy beaches and a healthy dose of wildlife.

  • watch troops of monkeys, slow-moving sloths and gliding brown pelicans at Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
  • maps
  • surf the beach breaks of Jacó, Playa Hermosa and Dominical – or learn how
  • transport
  • sample some of the coast’s most sophisticated cuisine in Ojochal
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Puntarenas & around, Parrita, Parque Nacional Carara, Tárcoles & around, Playa Herradura, Jacó, Playa Hermosa, Playa Esterillos, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio & around, Quepos, Manuel Antonio Village, Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, La Costa Ballena, Matapalo, Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge, Dominical, Escaleras, Uvita, Parque Nacional Marino Ballena, Ojochal, Parque Nacional Isla del Coco.

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