South Pacific Costa Rica has magnificent jungles and quiet beaches.
Tiskita is located at the end of the road in the remote southwest of Costa Rica, near Panama. Tiskita faces the Golfo Dulce and the Osa Peninsula, home to Corcovado National Park.
Costa Rica is well known for being one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. On top of that, the Osa Peninsula, the Golfo Dulce, and the surrounding area, form one of the “hottest hotspots” of biodiversity in the world.
Tiskita started a non-profit, the Tiskita Foundation, to help protect the Golfo Dulce area. The Tiskita Foundation has supported a sea turtle restoration program, a Scarlet Macaw reintroduction project, and various community development projects.
To the north and south of Tiskita are the small, sleepy beach communities of Pavones and Punta Banco respectively. 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. It has a supermarket, several little restaurants, a surf shop, and places to rent surf boards, kayaks etc.
Punta Banco is a 10 minute walk south of Tiskita. It is literally the end of the road in South Pacific Costa Rica. It has a mini-supermarket (good for a drink or an ice cream), and a sea turtle hatchery that is part of the sea turtle restoration program.
Conte Burica Indigenous Reserve
The nearby Conte Burica Ngäbe (Guaymí) Indigenous Reserve comprises 12,000 hectares of the Punta Burica Peninsula. About half of the reserve is primary tropical rainforest. It is possible to visit the reserve on a horseback riding tour.