Fun Fact: Archaeologists still cannot figure out how the indigenous were able to create the stone spheres so symmetrically as some are near perfect spheres.

Fun Fact: Archaeologists still cannot figure out how the indigenous were able to create the stone spheres so symmetrically as some are near perfect spheres.
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Sierpe, Costa Rica

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Sierpe, located in the Diquis Valley, is a small pueblo that many use as a stop staging point before venturing on to the Osa Peninsula. The town sits along the Sierpe River but the Pacific Ocean and Drake Bay are only a short, but scenic boat ride away. Main attractions of the area include Corcovado National Park, Cano Island Biological Reserve, and the Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands. Most visitors staying for more than a night come for the authentic Costa Rican experience and welcoming people.

Believe it or not, this is an old bus stop in Sierpe that a tree has grown around!Archaeology

Sierpe is a popular archeological area as there are numerous stones spheres and pottery that dates back to the indigenous cultures of hundreds of years ago. One can observe a handful of these spheres in the Central Park located right in town.

Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands

The Terraba-Sierpe Wetlands are another attraction to the area. The wetlands begin where the Sierpe and Terraba rivers merge creating the mangrove reserve, which happens to be the largest in all of Latin America. Many species of wildlife call this reserve home including crocodiles, monkeys and numerous bird species.

Activities

While it is difficult to consider Sierpe a mainstream tourist destination, it still has plenty to offer in terms of activities. One can enjoy experiences such as hiking, horseback riding, ATV, snorkeling, scuba diving, and bird watching. Fishing is pretty good for snapper and snook in the Sierpe Mangroves.

Weather and Packing ListDespite the crocodiles, kayaking is a popular activity in the Sierpe Mangroves.

The South Pacific is a region of vast contrasts in weather. Temperatures remain the same nearly year round with average day time highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and night time lows in the upper 70s. Precipitation varies by month with the months of December through April being the driest.

Visitors should pack a bathing suit, towel, shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block, and insect repellent.

Fun Fact: Archaeologists still cannot figure out how the indigenous were able to create the stone spheres so symmetrically as some are near perfect spheres.

Driving Distance

385 km
San Jose
467 km
Liberia
515 km
La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano
401 km
Monteverde
497 km
Rincon de la Vieja
488 km
Papagayo Gulf
528 km
Flamingo Beach
539 km
Tamarindo
495 km
Samara
393 km
Malpais-Santa Teresa
285 km
Jaco
221 km
Manuel Antonio
170 km
Dominical
260 km
San Gerardo de Dota
355 km
Turrialba
478 km
Tortuguero
519 km
Puerto Viejo
465 km
Sarapiqui

Attractions In The Area

45 km
Marino Ballena
1 km
Terraba Sierpe
105 km
Corcovado
80 km
Golfito Wildlife Refuge
130 km
Cano Island

Location and GPS Coordinates: Latitude: N 8°52'0.01". Longitude: W 84°31'59.99"


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