| Park Attractions
The La Amistad InterNational Park is a joint effort of Costa Rica and
The Cordillera de Talamanca is a mountain
range rising from near sea level to over 3, 800 m. Because of its
and variation in altitude, the region contains nearly a dozen different
life zones in Costa Rica.
There is a great abundance of mammalian fauna here, including jaguars,
peccaries, white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys, tapirs, anteaters,
sloths, armadillos, pacas, deer, and agoutis. In addition, there are
over 300 species of birds.
From San Jose, Costa Rica, take the interamerican highway to San
Isidro de Perez Zeledon, then south to San Vito de Coto Brus. Proceed
Cerro Punta, and drive another 3 miles, where you will find the La
ranger station in the town of Las Nubes.
Park Facilities and Hours
The La Amistad InterNational Park station at Sector
Pittier is reached via San Vito de Coto Brus. Trails lead to Rio
La Catarata, Cerro Pittier and Valle del Silencio.
The Tres Colinas Sector
has trails that lead to Cerro Kamuk and Sabanas Esperanza.
Altamira Sector (near Buenos Aires, Puntarenas) has trails that lead to
del Silencio, Gigantes del Bosque, Canasta and Sabanas Esperanza.
are two camping areas with restrooms, showers, drinking water and
Also an observatory and research facilities.
National Parks of Costa Rica