CABO BLANCO HIKE
The best opportunity to enjoy the flora and fauna of our first nature reserve.
NO pick up
minimum 2 persons
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us$75 p/p From Montezuma. Minimum 2 persons
us$95 p/p WITH pick up, departing from Malpais & Santa Teresa. Minimum 2 persons
DESCRIPTION: Part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, the Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve was created in 1963 by the Scandinavian couple Olof Wessberg and Karen Morgenson. The first major project of conservation in Costa Rica, this reserve came into force to protect the area from the deforestation that took place around the Peninsula of Nicoya in the 1950's. Located at the southern end of the peninsula, in the province of Puntarenas, this nature reserve has a total area of 1,272 hectares, as well as 1,700 acres of the surrounding ocean. Eleven kilometres south of Montezuma, and close to the popular beaches of Mal Pais, Santa Teresa and Playa Tambor, the Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve is a must for any nature lover.
There are a total of 119 species of trees. The fauna is very varied despite the relatively small size of the reserve. The community of birds is abundant. You can see posadas, or flying species such as brown pelicans, darters, gulls, terns and the brown booby. The population of the latter species in the reserve is estimated at more than 800.
PRICE INCLUDES: Transportation to the reserve and back, entrance fee, juice.
SCHEDULE: From Montezuma 9am.
From Santa Teresa, Mal Pais, Playa Hermosa 7:45am to 8am.
TIP: Long pants, hat, a lot of water, sunscreen, tennis shoes or boots.