The Southern Zone of Costa Rica is off the beaten track, yet offers the most in REAL Adventure with few tourists and the maximum in biological richness.

Tropical flora and fauna abound in GARDENS of the Southern Zone. You can experience all available adventure from the WILSON BOTANICAL GARDENS in San Vito featuring it`s diverse collection to the ethno-botanical treat of PARADISE BOTANICAL GARDENS in Rio Claro, the ORCHID AND BARU NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE in Baru, or simply a private botanical walk near the Mango Tree SPA.

BEACHES dot the entire coast between Dominical and Ojochal. These include: UVITA, BALLENA, PIÑUELA, TORTUGA, HERMOSA, VENTANAS, and DOMINICAL. Access to all is within ½ hour.

The Southern Zone is the epitome of ECOTOURISM. We offer you many adventure choices:….KAYAKING in the MANGROVES, SNORKELING AT CAÑO ISLAND, BIRD-WATCHING, exploring HACIENDA BARU, a day visit to CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK, visiting the bamboo growers and manufactures, SUR and TICO BAMBOO, or the once a week football field sized fresh        MARKET  (FERIA) in San Isidro.
This Southern Zone is known for its INDIGENOUS SPHERES and BORUCA INDIANS. Don`t miss the mystery and legends of these.

Last, but not least, are the COSTA RICAN ADVENTURES here in the Southern Zone. You can do everything from TURTLE, WHALE and DOLPHIN watching, to HORSEBACK adventures,         SCUBA DIVING or SNORKELING, KAYAKING in the MANGROVES or OCEAN, ULTRALIGHT FLIGHTS, incredible SPORT FISHING, to exploring numerous RIVERS and WATERFALLS.

cr june 2006001ENJOY OUR SOUTHERN COSTA RICA ZONE! IT IS INCOMPARIBLY BEAUTIFUL and OFFER MANY ADVENTURES!