Meet walking one of the most charming places on the planet, the Amistad International Park. It is one of the special corners of the world with a peculiar charm and where you can see incredible panoramic views of beauty like no other. This park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, this spectacular territory of approximately 200,000ha, is located in the Talamanca Mountain Range and forms the largest protected area in our country.
This Amistad International Park is a joint effort between Costa Rica and Panama, which is why it is also called Friendship. It limits with all the Mountain range of Talamanca a mountain range of more than 3800 meters of altitude this territory also varies in the climate the altitude and the type of soil. Friendship should be included in your list of places to visit. Those who want to explore the nature of the country will find it in the Amistad International Park is one of the most diverse places to visit.
There we can go hiking through places of unique beauty that will make you feel tiny in the immensity of that virgin nature. You will have the privilege of walking through ecosystems of great environmental quality, overflowing with life and that is reflected in the great diversity of plant and animal species that live there. For them, La Amistad has a multitude of trails with which you can explore each of the regions that make them up and be amazed by this gift of nature.
Giants of the forest trail
Starting from the Altamira de Boilley region, this trail is 1.5 km in spite of not being in a good state of preservation, walk through a forest of trees with more than 40 meters high where you will be able to see the amount of cedar that serves as a refuge for animal species.
Silent Valley Trail
It travels 14 km from the Altamira region. It is in good condition and allows you to visit different types of forest, at the same time you will witness a magical view not only of the park but of the Rio Grande Valley of Terraba.
Kamuk hill trail
Travel 26 km from the three hills of Potrero Grande to Kamuk Hill, the second-highest point in the country with 3,545m, and experience an incredible experience while you recreate your view with the incredible views offered by the oak forests.
Sheets of hope Trail
Here it travels only 3.6 km but you will do it for natural sheets of unparalleled beauty throughout the country. You will witness one of the natural wonders of our country, along with lots of animal and plant species, and you will be surprised by the indigenous cemetery that you will find along the way.
Cerro Cabecar trail
12km of the perfect route where visits to the Pacific Ocean, Caño Island, and the Osa Peninsula will leave you completely amazed.
Pittier-Catarata station trail
This trail is 2.2 km offers the possibility of observing large numbers of birds but also that of some large mammals such as darás and jaguars that roam the area.
Coca-Pittier house trail
This short trail of 6.3 km is perfect for bird watching, and there you will witness the birth of many streams where dantas and jaguars run.
Apart from the trails, La Amistad also has an incredible variety of flora and fauna.
This park contains an incredible variety of biodiversity for example. It includes jaguars, peccaries, howler and white-faced monkeys, lazy tapirs, anteaters, armadillos, agoutis, bales and merchants, and hundreds of bird species. Amistad is surrounded by another park-like Chirripio. Friendship includes diverse habitats from the lowland rainforest to the tundra ecosystem. It also has cloud forests in the northern part. The parks recommend their visitors to follow the trails and explore this huge and majestic place. There are very good guides that can help you get the most out of your visit.
Amistad International Park attractions
Hiking as already mentioned is the main activity of Friendship. This park extends over a large territory, over the border to Panama. The paraqué has virgin forests than any other park. It is estimated that at least two-thirds of all the species in the country are found here.
Hikers and backpackers, scientists and biologists, will find their joy in the La Amistad Park. The park has six species of neotropical wild cats that live there. There are 300 species of reptiles and amphibians and 115 species of fish.
Services offered by the Amistad International Park
This site has an amphitheater, two camping areas with a capacity for 300 people, a lunch area, a rooftop observation of flora and fauna, located in the primary forest, and a viewpoint located on the edge of the park from which you can see panoramic views of the Cato Broto Coto and Buenos Aires.