Primitive Camping Sites
Discover the Alto Quepos Treasure
If you enjoy camping amidst glorious scenery with peace and tranquillity
and an abundance of wildlife, then the spots suggested by Alto Quepos Real Estate are
the perfect camping sites for you, your family and friends to holiday
at. This four-star touring park is ideally located for exploring
the forest and mountains around Quepos and Manuel Antonio National
Park. - it's beautiful sunrise, the rugged Alto Quepos Mountains,
it's unique small villages and the world-renowned wildlife living
in its natural habitat.
Alto Quepos has so much to offer for families and couples of all
ages, whether it be just a short break or a main holiday exploring
the Quepos Highlands at it's best.
Alto Quepos Forests Attractions
Jurassic Park Gardens --
The Alto Quepos Forests has been compared by many visitors
to some scenes of the Jurassic Park Trilogy movies, specially the
scenes where pterodactyls - the extinct flying reptiles, chase the
actors by the river banks in the mist. As a visitor pointed
out, this "Jurassic Park-like retreat encourage you to imagine
the rampaging raptors and voracious T-rexes and the isolated humans
running for their lives."
Visitors have to only wait for the afternoon mist,
hear the rain forest sounds and the howler monkeys in the distance,
look up the montains ridgelines and hear the river flow down to
the plains to be trasported to another world: the Jurassic Park
world, only that Alto Quepos is Real and not out of a movie set
Exploring the Alto Quepos Forests
Area in Costa Rica
Alto Quepos is a unique area with lots of back country roads and trails. Most visitors come primarily to sit by the rivers on
one of the trails and check out the howler monkeys and Tepezcuintles,
which sometimes seem as common as tourists. A guide is not essential
here, but unless you're experienced in rainforest hiking, you'll
see and learn a lot more with one. If you decide to explore the
area on your own, a basic map is available at our Alto Quepos real Estate offices
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Entry Point, Fees & Regulations -- The Alto
Quepos regional forests is open to anybody who want to visit year-round. You'll find the principal
entrance at El Pito Mountain Pass and the other is in the Quepos lowland either in Santa Juana or Esquipulas Naranjillo
at the other end of the mountain pass. To reach the low section, you must
cross the Naranjillo River that's little more than ankle-deep in
dry season but can be knee- or even waist-deep at the raining season.
For years there has been talk of building a bridge over this stream;
in the meantime you'll either have to wade it, or pay a boatman
a buck or two for the very quick crossing. Just over the river,
you'll find the steep mountain terrain covered with thick forest.
. At our real estate office you can pick up the small map of the area. You can also
enter the Alto Quepos Cloud Forest at a highland entrance
located at the ridgeline of the mountain, just beyond El Pito Mountain
Pass. Whichever entrance you choose, The Alto Quepos Real Estate suggest to arrive early, you won't get the most
if you arrive in mid-afternoon during the high season. Camping is
The Hiking Trails -- From either El Pito Mountain
Pass or Upper Naranjillo Valley, you can take a circular hike up
and down the Concepcion and Quebrada Blanca creeks and, if you want,
you can cross the Naranjillo River and hike up to the ridgeline
where a small cabin is located. The terrain is very steep so this
Definitely NOT for the faint of heart. The farthest point on this
hike, which takes about 120 minutes round-trip, is Punta San Joaquin.
where the view is spectacular. The trail is very steep in places,
so anybody in average shape cannot do it. You definitely might want
to wear good hiking shoes. This is a good place to spot monkeys,
though you're more likely to see a Tepezcuintle than a Howler monkey.
Another good place to see monkeys is the trail inland to the Los
Santos Forest Reserve, up in the Talamanca mountain range. This
is a not a linear trail, and mostly uphill. It's great to spend
hours exploring the steamy jungle and then take a refreshing dip
in the river pools.
Finally, there's a trail that leads first to Concepcion and down
to the hidden Valley of Naranjillo, where there are some caves.
Be careful when hiking beyond Naranjillo and up the Naranjo River
where it joins to the Naranjillo River. The place is way too remote
and hostile. Don't get lost or trapped among the steep gorges.
Night in the forest. Feel
the thrill of being surrounded by unknown tropical beasts! If you
dare to try.
Very early morning Bird Watching
Mountain trek. Thousands of birds come alive in
the forested gorges by the Naranjillo River. Also, you will enjoy
the spectacular sunrise when the sun slowly covers the blue mountains
in the distance.
Alto Quepos Real Estate
San Marcos de Tarrazu
Costa Rica 8055