Perez Zeledon

Pérez Zeledón is located in an evergreen valley in southern Costa Rica. It is about 140 km (87 miles) away from San Jose and only 35 km (22 miles) from Dominical Beach. The main access to Perez Zeledon is via the South Pan-American Highway or the Coastal Highway for visitors connecting with the Central or South Pacific Coasts. There are also scheduled domestic flights from San Jose to the airstrip in Perez Zeledon.

The canton's boundaries are established by the Savegre River, a series of coastal mountain ranges in the southwest and south, and the peaks of the highest mountains of the Talamanca Mountain Range on the east. In the middle of the canton, General River, from which the canton's capital city takes its name, runs north to south.

Its main attraction is its ecological and cultural diversity. There are sites such as the Chirripo National Park (one of the highest peaks in Central America, with an elevation of 3,820 meters / 12.532 ft. above sea level). The scenic Savegre River is not far from Perez Zeledon and is one of the main attractions for people looking for adventure as it offers class II & IV whitewater rafting. Another prominent park in the area is Parque Internacional de La Amistad, literally 'The Friendship International Park'. The area is also home to the Boruca indigenous people, known for their art and craftwork, especially weaving, and their colorful balsa wood masks, which have become popular decorative items among visitors and residents.

We recommend this area for nature and adventure lovers or travelers in search of a quiet and romantic place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Our favorite Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica Accommodations


Hacienda AltaGracia

The expansive views of Costa Rica’s Valle del General complement Hacienda AltaGracia’s beautiful natural setting in the mountains of Pérez Zeledón. On 865 acres, this boutique hotel is one of Costa Rica’s first hacienda-style luxury boutiques. Gracious and welcoming, Hacienda staff treat guest to extraordinary Tico-style service.