Cabo Blanco Absolute Reserve extends over an area of 1250 hectares of forest and many kilometers of dramatic coastline. It is also the home of hundreds of animals and plant species (including the white faced and howler monkeys, the long-tailed coati and the unique white-tailed deer). Ocelots and Jaguars have also been spottted in more than one occasion!
It was the first National Park to be established in Costa Rica back in 1963 thanks to the huge effort of a Swedish couple, Karen Mongensen and Olof Wessberg who “reconverted” most of the pasture land near the actual park back to its past splendour, that of a primary forest.
Park visitors can choose two different type of trails, none of them presents particular difficulties. One of the trails will take you to the magnificent pristine Playa Cabo Blanco, be careful of its strong currents, swimming is not recommended. Look up the cliffs with your binocular instead, you might spot eagles' nests.