Costa Rica Savegre valley and Chirripo foothills
These forested foothills and valleys are a magnet for nature lovers, especially bird watchers and walkers.
Nestled into the Pacific side of the continental divide there is a stunning area of Costa Rica which remains unspoilt and is a magnet for nature lovers, especially bird watchers and walkers.
Cerro Chirripó stands at 3,000m is the highest point in the country attracting adventurous trekkers from all over the world. Below, in the forested foothills and valleys, there’s an abundance of species of bird, mammal and reptile on show.
The trout-filled river Savegre, famed for its magnificent stretch of coastal white-water, is surrounded by dense primary rainforest, waterfalls, and canyons. Fishing and river-rafting are attractions here. The river flows south to an estuary in Manuel Antonio National Park.
The forests around the unspoilt town San Gerado de Dota in the Savegre river valley are home to the resplendent quetzal and a host of other brilliantly coloured tropical birds which nest and feed from the abundance of fruit trees. Open plains offer spectacular views and slope down to ethereal, moss covered cloud forest.
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The weather in Savegre valley and Chirripo foothills is wide and varied
Between 1,000m and 2,000m above sea level and frequently swathed in mist, the area around the Savegre valley and the Chirripo foothills experience cooler temperatures than the lowlands of the country. Resplendent quetzals can be spotted year round, with the nesting season between April and June.View our Savegre valley and Chirripo foothills weather guide
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