Amazing Destination Surround San Isidro
San Isidro Costa Rica is located in the Southern Zone. This region believes it or not is full of amazing wildlife. Most of this is bird species making this an amazing area for birds and nature lovers. The city San Isidro is a great stop on your destination further south. Because it is such a long drive you will more than likely want to stop and grab a bite to eat or have a rest stop. San Isidro serves as the gateway to all of Southern Costa Rica including the Osa Peninsula, Chirripo, and La Amistad International Park.
Cerro de la Muerte
Cerro de la Muerte is another cool part about traveling down through San Isidro. Literally meaning Moutain of death this region is not very appealing. Long ago it used to take five solid days of walking to make your way through, that is why five cabins were built along the way as rest stops. Cerro de la Muerte is one of the coldest points in Costa Rica reaching temperatures as low as -6 degrees Celsius, hence why it is called the mountain of death. Although today it isn’t nearly as bad, they have paved a beautiful highway through the mountain range. It takes roughly an hour or two to navigate through, depending on traffic and weather. Make sure you pack a warm jacket, it can get cold.
The town of San Isidro is your typical Costa Rican city, it most certainly isn’t the largest but has more than enough to keep you going when you visit. It is the most populous town in the region with over 45,000 people, also it is the capital city of the Perez Zeledon Canton. Each year there are some cool little festivals that take place. The Fiesta de la Diablos and the Cattle Show in February. The city fills with joy and some awesome smells, as markets open up with different Costa Rican cuisines.
A birding Destination
With it being the gate way to so many great southern destinations you may be wondering what type of birds are in this region. There aren’t so many birds within the city of course but if you travel outwards into the mountains you will see the Resplendent Quetzal. This famous bird is well known in Costa Rica and most of Central America. It is also on many birders lists for a snap shot. If you are one of those that want the perfect shot why not take a tour through the region to finally get your prized shot.
Activities in San Isidro Costa Rica
Not only is birding a popular activity in this region but also hiking. This isn’t your ordinary afternoon walk, it is a hiking adventure to the top of Cerro Chirripo. This mountain is the tallest point of all Costa Rica and takes about two days to complete. It is totally worth the climb, all the way up you will see breathtaking landscapes. Finally, when you reach the top, on a clear day you will see both coasts. Another great day trip from San Isidro is to the Osa Peninsula. In the Osa, wildlife is beyond words. Over 5 percent of the world wildlife is located here in the region and the Corcovado National Park. or perhaps you might like to take a day tour through La Amistad International Park.
Why come to San Isidro Costa Rica
San Isidro isn’t just one of Costa Rica’s Cities, when you come here you get a bundle of great activities and cultural experiences. You will be able to stay at some comfortable hotels, for example, Hacienda Altagracia, Sueños del Bosque, Savegre Lodge, or Trogon Lodge. Also, you can simply relax and get away here. This part of Costa Rica is secluded and private for those that need a release from the stresses of life.
So what are you waiting? Come on your Costa Rica Vacation to San Isidro.