The Rugged Landscape of Costa Rica’s Mountain Ranges a favorite of Hikers from around the globe.
Four distinct volcanic range of mountains split the nation down the middle from the Nicaraguan border to Panama. Each is of a various size, with mountains of varying heights and ages; factors that cause different climate zones within and around them.All informed, there are 16 entirely distinct environment zones in Costa Rica!
The Cordillera de Talamanca, the country’s earliest and southernmost range, includes Mt. Chirripó, Costa Rica’s highest mountain at 3,820 metres (12,500 feet.) The Central Volcanic Variety features the volcanoes Turrialba, Irazú, Barva and Poás. In the northwest is the Tilarán Variety, whose elevation reaches 1,700 metres (5,000 ft) at the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Farther to the northwest is the Guanacaste Variety. Near the Nicaraguan border, this variety includes five active volcanoes; amongst them are Volcan Arenal, a popular tourist attraction, Rincon de la Vieja, and Miravalles, which is being utilized to produce geothermal energy.