Bahía de Salinas, Playa Pochote, Isla Bolaños National Wildlife Refuge, Golfo Santa Elena, Playa Rajada, Playa Coyotera and Bahía Junquillal Beach and National Wildlife Refuge are the northern Pacific equivalent of Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula. Not as remote and not nearly as wet but none the less relatively undeveloped frontier.
A couple of resorts like Dreams Las Mareas in Playa el Jobo have popped up but mostly the area is pasture, patches of tropical dry forest and deserted beaches. The roads are mostly unpaved. Dusty beyond belief in the dry season and greasy mud when the rains come.
Famous for kite surfing due to the consistent strong winds and a great place to spend a few days camping on the beach!
A troop of Pizotes (coatimundi) on the march along the sendero natural El Carao after raiding the campsite for any food that wasn’t secured – Bahía Junquillal National Wildlife Refuge