Exploring Alto Quepos Real Estate properties in this area in Costa Rica
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.
Helping Out--If you want to help in protecting the endangered
Jaguarundi and the cloud mountain Forest of the Alto Quepos area
where it lives, make a donation to Alto Quepos Real Estate, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
which is working in conjunction with a host of local tourism businesses
to protect this small cloud forest area.