Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge

Top choice nature reserve in Quepos to Uvita

Consisting of pristine beaches, riverbanks, mangrove estuaries, wetlands, primary and secondary forests, tree plantations and pastures, this 330-hectare nature reserve forms a key link in a major biological corridor called the Path of the Tapir.

Explore the reserve by hiking 8km of well-kept and marked, self-guided trails; experience the rainforest canopy by tree climbing or ziplining 'Flight of the Toucan,' or else join birdwatching and walking tours.