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ARENAL REGION

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The climate in the region goes a long way in making the northern plains so special. Misty cloud forest environments, verdant rolling hills and fantastically fast lake make the region a must on any visit to Costa Rica. The ideal way to visit the region is by car. The landscapes as you drive along twisting roads make for incredible photographs. The mild 70F weather you'll find here is refreshing, especially when arriving from the coast.

A strinking characteristic of this area is the dramatic contrast in topography. The Cordilleras, or ranges, of Tilarán and Guanacaste set the beauty of the Guatuso, San Carlos and Tortuguero Plains. Several small and medium-sized rivers that range throughout the plains make the region very fertile. Fruit trees, rice paddies and cattle ranching are practiced by the residents. Yet there are many expanses of protected areas dotting the region.
Of the 850 bird species identified in Costa Rica, 600 are permanent residents in this region. Don't forget binocular!.


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VOLCAN ARENAL NATIONAL PARK


 


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