Cabo Blanco Reserve

Location: Central Pacific

Cabo Blanco Biological Reserve is at the southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula. It is a mixed evergreen and deciuous moist tropical forest and is home to currasow, crested guan, brocket deer, jaguarundi, white-faced and howler monkeys, racccoons, and kinkajous. There are excellent tide pools along the coast and is an important seabird breeding site.

The reserve was established in 1963 and is 11 kilometeres south of the town of Montezuma. Montezuma is a sleepy little bohemian town with several funky shops, restaurants and some cute hotels. There are miles of pristine beaches. You can fly to Tambor or take the ferry crossing from Puntarenas to get to the tip of the Nicoya peninsula.

Size: 1.172 hectares

From San José: 6 hour drive via Puntarenas/Pacuera Ferry or 25 minite flight to Tambor and a 2 hour drive.

Principle attractions: Good beaches, tide pools, abundant birds and wildlife in tropical moist forest.

Activities in the area: Hiking.