Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

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See all the unique Flora and Fauna

This zone, Southern Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful. It is unique for its flora and fauna, but the nicest thing about the area is the weather. Here you’ll find the amazing cloud forest, which is a perfect place for families and couples. You will never get bored while staying in the Costa Rica’s Southern Zone – a mountainous & unexplored region off the beaten tourist track. There are plenty of tours that you can do while you are here, from birding to hiking to waterfalls. My Costa Rica always recommends the area of San Gerardo de Dota which is the perfect cloud forest to stay in Costa Rica.

Popular Tours in San Gerardo de Dota

One of the best things to do in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone is the Quetzal Birdwatching Tour. It is 99.9% guaranteed that you will see this unique and beautiful bird during your visit here. My Costa Rica has chosen the best tour guides in the area, providing our clients with the most beautiful, unique and educational experience during this magnificent tour.

Another tour that we recommend is horseback riding to the waterfall. This tour is great for adventurous people or active families. These are simple memories that you will have of your visit to Costa Rica.

 

Or simply you may just want to relax; enjoy the weather, go hiking and see some of the most majestic waterfalls in all Costa Rica. At the end of your adventure-filled day, you can have dinner at a nice restaurant and share stories of the day you spent exploring the countryside.

What makes Southern Costa Rica so special and unique?

Everything in Costa Rica’s southern zone is special and beautiful. You can gather wild blackberries after your adventure tour, what an amazing experience!. Also, this part of Costa Rica is not crowded, and there are not too many people. Not everybody that has come to Costa Rica knows this amazing area. All the beautiful gardens and plants here are very nice; it is like an “Eternal Spring” with all the flowers and birds. All of the My Costa Rica Team loves this area, and we always recommend it because we know our clients are going to be happy visiting a different and unique place in Costa Rica. You will love these secluded destinations. 

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Map of Costa Rica's Southern Zone

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Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

Costa Rica’s Southern Zone

Costa Rica's Southern Zone is one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica! You will find so much diversity in nature climate and personalities of people here. The only w...

Costa Rica’s Southern Zone Vacation Packages

Extended Costa Rica Highlights

Extended Costa Rica Highlights

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Extended Costa Rica Southern Package

Extended Costa Rica Southern Package

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More than $2000 p.p.

Cities

San Isidro Costa Rica

San Isidro Costa Rica

San Isidro Costa Rica also known as Perez Zeledon is located just below the capital. It is a great area to visit and has l...

San Gerardo de Dota

San Gerardo de Dota

A beautiful haven hidden away in the beautiful cloud forest of Costa Rica. Make sure to visit this splendid area and see t...

National Parks

La Amistad International Park

La Amistad International Park

La Amistad is a wellspring of biological variety of exotic wildlife and tropical foliage. It is the largest protected park...

Cerro Chirripo

Cerro Chirripo

Climb the highest mountain in Costa Rica and visit the Chirripo National Park. With an altitude of 3820, Chirripo has test...

Costa Rica’s Southern Zone Hotels

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

Dantica Cloud Forest Lodge

3
5
From: Under $125
Savegre Lodge Natural Reserve & Spa

Savegre Lodge Natural Reserve & Spa

3
4
From: Under $125
Trogon Lodge

Trogon Lodge

3
From: Under $125
Hacienda AltaGracia

Hacienda AltaGracia

5
From: Over $300
Las Cruces Biological Station

Las Cruces Biological Station

3
From: Under $125
Saladero Eco Lodge

Saladero Eco Lodge

3
From: Under $125
Mirador de Quetzales

Mirador de Quetzales

4
From: $125 - $200
Talari Mountain Lodge

Talari Mountain Lodge

3
From: Under $125
Bosque del Tolomuco

Bosque del Tolomuco

3
From: Under $125
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