Nature ActivitiesJan 30, 2015
Discover one of the most important private reserves in Costa Rica’s Pacific Zone at Hotel Punta Leona. This refuge was created 27 years ago and consists of 300 hectares (750 acres) of primary and secondary forest. It is one of the few remaining forests in the transitional life zone between the Dry Forest of the Northwest and the Rainforest of the Southwest and provides limitless opportunities for recreation.
Hotel Punta Leona is excellent for bird watching with over 330 migratory and resident Costa Rica bird species, including the brilliant scarlet macaw and marbled wood-quail. The reserve is also home to white faced monkeys, spider monkeys, sloths and more. Its three trails are of varying difficulty for hiking and sightseeing throughout the day. For day trips, you can find other attractions and sights at Manuel Antonio National Park (2 hours) and Carara National Park (15 minutes), just moments away.