There are about 7 km of well-groomed paths and trails that can be freely visited. The Reserve regularly receives visitors who enjoy hiking, cyclists, athletes, groups of bird watchers, students of schools and colleges, researchers and the general public.  



  • Choose light and comfortable clothing. Wear closed and comfortable shoes, boots in the rainy season.
  • Bring water, something to eat, insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, umbrella, flashlight.
  • Use a mask during your stay when you have contact with people outside your social bubble.
  • Be sure to bring a map or GPS, including the trail map
  • Bring your cell phone well charged in case you need to call for help; it can save your life in an emergency.



  • Be careful when walking on slippery and steep terrain or possible landslides, avoid falls.
  • Be careful with branches or trees that obstruct the path or could fall on you.
  • Stay alert for poisonous or sharp-edged snakes, insects, and plants on the ground and in vegetation.
  • Avoid all unnecessary disturbances to wildlife as much as possible. Enjoy the place walking without making noise.
  • The Reserve is a wild and natural habitat. The Reserve is not responsible for any accident or mishap that occurs within the facilities.


  • Any form of hunting, fishing, extraction of insects, plants, biological samples, wood, firewood or any material such as soil or minerals.
  • The entry of any type of motorized vehicle, including four-wheel drive vehicles or motorcycles.
  • Carrying weapons, smoking, or lighting bonfires.
  • To feed the animals.
  • Leave residues of any kind. Each visitor must be responsible for their own waste.
  • The income or consumption of drugs and alcohol, as well as entering under their effects.



The Reserve is reachable via highway 613 between Sabalito and La Unión on the border with Panama. It is located 2 km from Sabalito

GPS coordinates: 8.83809, -82.89719

Open daily for self-guided access from 6 AM to 6 PM.

No other services are offered or implied. Visitors assume all risks.

For guided group access, please send a message to

Sabalito de Coto Brus

Puntarenas, Costa Rica