West of David

Heading towards the Costa Rican border, a dirt road turns off to the left to
Las Palmas
, a pleasant orange-growing village which welcomes tourists. Just before the village is a
where a single column of water falls into a pool, delightful for swimming and camping. Ask in David for directions.

The Pan-American Highway, now a modern divided highway, goes through cattle land for 26 km west to
La Concepción
, which also goes by the name of Bugaba, the local name for the district. It is an important agricultural shipping point, also widely known for its handmade saddles. There are several decent hotels, but better can be found in Volcán, Cerro Punta or David. The
Fiesta de la Candelaria
is at the end of January.
Lee Chang Hermanos
stores is recommended for food and supplies.

La Concepción is the gateway to the town of Volcán. From here you can travel to Río Sereno and cross the border into Costa Rica.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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