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The Best Hiking Trails in Puntarenas (Costa Rica)

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Photo of Carate - La Leona - Sirena (Parque Corcovado) Photo of Rincon towards Corcovado Photo of Los Planes to beaches

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  • near Carate, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    13.29mi
    Elevation +
    489f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo ofCarate - La Leona - Sirena (Parque Corcovado) Photo ofCarate - La Leona - Sirena (Parque Corcovado) Photo ofCarate - La Leona - Sirena (Parque Corcovado)

    Amazing trail that goes from Carate to Sirena Station in Corcovado National Park, located on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This park is known for its biodiversity and pristine rainforest, being home to a wide variety ...

  • Rincon towards Corcovado

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    near San Pedrillo, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    8.47mi
    Elevation +
    1545f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo ofRincon towards Corcovado Photo ofRincon towards Corcovado Photo ofRincon towards Corcovado

    A beautiful trail, mainly through the jungle, through several secluded beaches and with some great views on the ocean. We did the walk at the end of the rainy season and paths were very muddy, good shoes are necessary. ...

  • Los Planes to beaches

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    near Drake, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    12.79mi
    Elevation +
    1014f
    TrailRank
    47
    Photo ofLos Planes to beaches Photo ofLos Planes to beaches Photo ofLos Planes to beaches

    A beautiful trail through the rainforest, fields, along the coast and the village of Los Planes. You have to cross numerous streams on the way, and the part along the coast can be very muddy. In the rainy season, or a...

  • Manuel Antonio

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    near Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    4.99mi
    Elevation +
    1194f
    TrailRank
    45
    Photo ofManuel Antonio Photo ofManuel Antonio Photo ofManuel Antonio

    Road in Manuel Antonio national park. According to a National Geographic review, one of the best national park in the world. The trails are quite easy/moderate going. The park has an observation points with excellent vie...

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  • Monte Verde

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    near Monte Verde, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    6.22mi
    Elevation +
    1040f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo ofMonte Verde Photo ofMonte Verde Photo ofMonte Verde

    Trail in the Monteverde forest. It was very nice even if it was very wet. It is better to take the bus from Santa Elena. There are multiples trail. It takes about 4 hours to use them all.

  • Parque Nacional Carara

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    near Camaronal, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    3.52mi
    Elevation +
    249f
    TrailRank
    42| Rating 5.0
    Photo ofParque Nacional Carara Photo ofParque Nacional Carara Photo ofParque Nacional Carara

    Followed Manry's trail by the same name. The path is well marked, not particularly well maintained and easy to follow (although GPS signal was often weak). Signs with nature information are posted along the way. A haven ...

    Un sitio de fácil acceso par auna caminata sencilla
    Alejandro Zuniga
    Ruta accesible. Casi sin desnivel. Muy húmeda. Cuenta con aseos.
    RubioMC
  • Drake Bay to San Josecito beach

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    near Drake, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    6.41mi
    Elevation +
    341f
    TrailRank
    40
    Photo ofDrake Bay to San Josecito beach Photo ofDrake Bay to San Josecito beach Photo ofDrake Bay to San Josecito beach

    Amazing trail by the sea from Drake Bay to San Josecito beach. About 2.5-3 hours each way. Regarding the river crossing if it is low tide you can just cross (water should be on knee level) but on high tide it is only pos...

  • Reto MAE, Quepos -MA

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    near Rancho Grande, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    7.82mi
    Elevation +
    1913f
    TrailRank
    40| Rating 3.33
    Photo ofReto MAE, Quepos -MA Photo ofReto MAE, Quepos -MA Photo ofReto MAE, Quepos -MA

    Really nice trail. Can be slippery in places and a challenging due to landslides. As you can see I spent some time trying to get around a landslide by one of the beaches. Just go to the other end of the beach and find t...

    Le sentier n’est plus entretenu (février 2024) de Tulemar à Quepos donc quelques passages olé olé. Des petits rubans ros...
    alainchatelet747
  • Reserva Bosque Nuboso Monteverde

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    near Monte Verde, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    5.25mi
    Elevation +
    686f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofReserva Bosque Nuboso Monteverde Photo ofReserva Bosque Nuboso Monteverde Photo ofReserva Bosque Nuboso Monteverde

    Amazing primary cloud forest in Monteverde. Trails are very well indicated. You can get a guide outside the reserve; recommended to find birds including quetzal. We went up sendero bosque nuboso to La Ventana lookout po...

  • Montezuma - Catarata El Cherro

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    near Montezuma, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    5.72mi
    Elevation +
    180f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo ofMontezuma - Catarata El Cherro Photo ofMontezuma - Catarata El Cherro Photo ofMontezuma - Catarata El Cherro

    Nice trek along the beach and through a little bit of jungle. Can easily be done in sandals and/or flip flops. You will have to cross water at some point so socks are not good but can be done. The waterfall is ok but do...

  • A walk around Agujitas

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    near Drake, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    5.16mi
    Elevation +
    486f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofA walk around Agujitas Photo ofA walk around Agujitas Photo ofA walk around Agujitas

    From the centre of the town we followed the road towards Los Planes until the bridge on Rio Agujitas. On the way back we turned left next to the hotel Marita to descend towards the beach of Agujitas.

  • Pochotal

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    near Pochotal, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    7.84mi
    Elevation +
    2546f
    TrailRank
    37
    Photo ofPochotal Photo ofPochotal Photo ofPochotal

    Beautiful view from the top, easy hike but very steep climb to the top, bring lots of water. Some high grass will cover trail for a bit but follow my track and you be fine.

  • near Lagarto, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    20.35mi
    Elevation +
    682f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofISLA VENADO,CAMPING,TOUR ISLAS Y MANGLAR Photo ofISLA VENADO,CAMPING,TOUR ISLAS Y MANGLAR Photo ofISLA VENADO,CAMPING,TOUR ISLAS Y MANGLAR

    https://www.facebook.com/visitaislavenado.puntarenas https://www.facebook.com/MOUNTR2000/ UN EXELENTE TOUR , PUNTARENAS FERRY PLAYA NARANJO , BUS PUBLICO O AUTOMOVIL , LANCHA POR MANGLARES , ISLA VENADO , PROYECTO ...

  • near Monte Verde, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    3.17mi
    Elevation +
    860f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo ofMonteverde reserve (Puntarenas) - bridge and waterfall Photo ofMonteverde reserve (Puntarenas) - bridge and waterfall Photo ofMonteverde reserve (Puntarenas) - bridge and waterfall

    There are very nice trails on the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. They are perfect for hiking with small children. The vegetation is simply fantastic. There are many other activities in the area. The Selva...

  • El Miro and Jacó viewpoint

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    near Jacó, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    9.59mi
    Elevation +
    764f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo ofEl Miro and Jacó viewpoint Photo ofEl Miro and Jacó viewpoint Photo ofEl Miro and Jacó viewpoint

    This trek takes you to a couple of view point in Jacó. You will be walking on the busy road between Jacó and Playa Hermosa with heavy traffic just next to you. If you don’t like that, then go directly to El Miro (the opp...

  • Northern Border

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    near Agua Buena, Puntarenas (Costa Rica)
    Distance
    4.14mi
    Elevation +
    853f
    TrailRank
    33
    Photo ofNorthern Border Photo ofNorthern Border Photo ofNorthern Border

    Distance: 6.6 Km. Difficulty: Difficult Duration: 3.5 Hours At 6.6 km with a top elevation of 355 meters above sea level, this loop is by far the most challenging in the Osa Biodiversity Center trail system. The beg...

  • Rainmaker

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    near San Rafael Norte, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    1.81mi
    Elevation +
    469f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofRainmaker Photo ofRainmaker Photo ofRainmaker

    In November 2018 entry to the park cost 20 USD. You follow the marked trail. The path is wet and humid: comfortable shoes needed. We started the trail at 8 am and the jungle was already quite calm.

  • Refugio Nacional Silvestre Curu

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    near Curú, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    4.51mi
    Elevation +
    463f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo ofRefugio Nacional Silvestre Curu Photo ofRefugio Nacional Silvestre Curu Photo ofRefugio Nacional Silvestre Curu

    An amazing place where you can watch all kind of wild animals by the Jungle and by the ocean. At the end (or at the beginning) of all you can find a pretty nice lookout (Mirador) and have a beautiful view to the Curu Bea...

  • Corcovado - Carate / La Leona

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    near Carate, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    9.73mi
    Elevation +
    699f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofCorcovado - Carate / La Leona Photo ofCorcovado - Carate / La Leona Photo ofCorcovado - Carate / La Leona

    The walking/hiking tour offered by Osa Wild, as described here: https://osawildtravel.com/product/corcovado-one-day-tour-la-leona/

  • Vainilla to Cobano

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    near Concepción, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    19.46mi
    Elevation +
    2110f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofVainilla to Cobano Photo ofVainilla to Cobano Photo ofVainilla to Cobano

    Good hike with steep hills, amazing views and a good road. We had never walked this route before so we had to search a little to find the right road at a couple of places and walked a little extra. We ran out of time (...

  • Drake Bay

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    near Drake Bay, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    9.80mi
    Elevation +
    1106f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofDrake Bay Photo ofDrake Bay Photo ofDrake Bay

    Interesting trail in the forest. Had to cross some fences, streams and private land. Carlos (horses) showed me two very big trees on his property. Bring lots of water. 2L was not enough. Not difficult except for some...

  • Sirena - Carate

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    near Sirena, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    13.50mi
    Elevation +
    1608f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo ofSirena - Carate Photo ofSirena - Carate Photo ofSirena - Carate

    From Sirena Ranger Station (sleeping quarters) to the Carate air strip, here a shuttle bus picked us up, as part of the guided tour. It is difficult due to the heat and humidity. 20+ km is hard. Went for a quick swim on...

  • near Parrita, Puntarenas (Republic of Costa Rica)
    Distance
    2.47mi
    Elevation +
    26f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo ofPlaya Palo Seco from Beso del Viento Photo ofPlaya Palo Seco from Beso del Viento Photo ofPlaya Palo Seco from Beso del Viento

    A walk on the beach of Palo Seco from the B&B "El Beso del Viento". Palo Seco is one of the calmest Pacific beaches in Costa Rica. Depending on the tides the beach can be narrow. The walk offers opportunities to watch ...

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