Tiskita is located at the end of the road (literally) in the remote southwest of Costa Rica, close to Panama. Tiskita faces the Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula with Corcovado National Park. The splendid jungles and beaches in the quiet South Pacific area of Costa Rica have attracted adventurers and nature lovers from all over the world.
Costa Rica is renowned for being one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. On top of that, the Osa Peninsula, the Golfo Dulce and the surrounding areas form one of the world's hottest hotspots of biodiversity, making Tiskita a great destination to experience a tropical paradise.
In 199x, Tiskita started the Tiskita Foundation to help protect the precious area it is located in. Since then, the Tiskita Foundation has supported a sea turtle restoration program, a Scarlet Macaw reintroduction project and various community development projects. The Tiskita Foundation is currently involved in the establishment of a protected marine zone around the Golfo Dulce.
North and south of Tiskita are the small, sleepy beach villages of Pavones and Punta Banco respectively, and The Conte Burica Ngäbe (Guaymí) Indigenous Reserve is nearby. People are generally friendly and used to foreign visitors.
Pavones is about four miles north of Tiskita. This laid-back surf town is famous (among surfers) for having one of the world's longest left breaks. There is a supermarket, several little restaurants, a surf shop and places to rent surf boards, kayaks etc. When the surf is down, the town goes quiet.
Punta Banco is a short 10 minute walk south of Tiskita. It is literally the end of the road in South Pacific Costa Rica. All Tiskita's staff is from Punta Banco. There is a mini-supermarket (good for a drink or an ice cream) and PRETOMA's sea turtle hatchery. The weekly soccer games are fun to watch.
South of Tiksita and Punta Banco begins the Conte Burica Ngäbe (Guaymí) Indigenous Reserve. The reserve comprises 12,000 hectares of the Punta Burica Peninsula. About half of the reserve is primary tropical rainforest forests. In the year 2000 the population census reported around 1500 people.