Chirripó National Park, Cartago

jagChirripó National Park is home to the highest mountain in Costa Rica, the Cerro Chirripo, which stands a towering 3820 meters above sea level. Chirripó can be categorized into five ecosystems:lowland tropical wet forest, premontane tropical wet forest, lower montane wet forest, montane wet forest and subalpine wet forest.

Over 400 species of birds have been observed in this park, along with several fauna species including the tapir, puma, peccary, jaguar and spider monkey. An added attraction of this beautiful park is a remote section known as the Savannah of the Lions, where one can spot a large population of pumas roaming wild and free.

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