"Puntarenas stretches along two-thirds of the country's Pacific coast to the southern border with Panama. The ever popular Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most beautiful in the country, and a Central Pacific paradise. The dense rich green jungle of Corcovado National Park stands as an unspoiled showcase of tropical nature. The private Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the richest in the world... Carara Biological Reserve protects a transitional zone and harbors an incredible variety of wildlife including the largest population in the country of the endangered scarlet macaw."
Include sites for Herradura and for Playa Herradura (Herradura Beach) here.
"Located in the southwest corner of Costa Rica, the Osa Peninsula encompasses lush primary rain forests and a complex system of freshwater and marine resources... Jutting out into the Pacific Ocean, the remote Osa peninsula region also includes the Piedras Blancas National Park and off the southwestern coast, the Isla del CaƱo Biological Reserve." -- The Nature Conservancy
Individual lodging establishments - including hotels, motels, inns, vacation rentals, bed and breakfast establishments, hostels, resorts, and other "specialized" lodging - are listed once in the directory, under the Locality category where the establishment is physically located.