Around Puerto Jiménez

A good road leaves the Pan-American Highway at Chacarita, and quickly deteriorates as it climbs round the rocky headland to the towns of Rincón, La Palma and eventually the old mining centre of Puerto Jiménez. The dusty main street still has a frontier feel but the prospectors were slowly cleared out of town with the creation of Corcovado National Park in 1985. For many the Corcovado is the most precious protected area in Costa Rica. It preserves the lowland rainforest with just a few trails for the truly adventurous to explore.

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