Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve | Hike and Culture


The reserve has a humid tropical and a mountain pluvial forest. Just getting to the Hitoy-Cerere Reserve can make for an enjoyable all-day adventure; its rugged terrain and the uneven terrain combined with the heavy rainfall.

The tour includes the entrance fees of Hitoy Cerere [$10 for foreigners] and fresh fruits.

Transport is excluded and can be arranged for $40 [for four persons], meeting Point from Cahuita bus Station to the Hitoy Reserve and Back. Please get in touch with us if “transport” is preferred.

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Undeveloped and virtually unexplored, the Hitoy Cerere is only for the most adventurous and fit hikers; this biological reserve is one of the most remote territories in the country's eastern portion. There are several unexplored portions along the upper Talamanca Mountains. A ranger station is at the entrance, but no other facilities exist.

The reserve has a humid tropical and a mountain pluvial forest. Getting to the Hitoy-Cerere Reserve is an enjoyable all-day adventure, with rugged terrain and uneven terrain combined with heavy rainfall.

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Additional information

Minimum Group Size [Adults]


Fresh Fruits

Included in Tour Price.

What is Included

The price is included fresh fruits, and the entrance fees of the Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve.

What is Excluded

The Tour is based upon own transport [upon request transport can be arranged].

What to Bring with You

Closed footwear, sunscreen, drinking water, swimsuit for river and waterfall, towel, mosquito spray, and eventually, rain cover or long sleeves.

Time and Duration

Approximately: 6 hours.

Meeting Point

The designated rendezvous spot is the Penshurt Gas Station, situated a short distance from Cahuita, along the route to Puerto Limon.

It takes approximately one hour by car to reach the Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve from Penshurt.

Please note that transportation is not provided as part of the tour package, but the entrance fees for the reserve are included.

If needed, we can arrange transportation and offer the option of hotel pickup ‘upon request’.

Sales Tax

The price is excluded Costa Rica IVA 13% sales tax.

Cancellation Policy

See our Terms and Conditions.

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