Chirripó National Park is located close to San Isidro del General, Perez Zeledon this is the closest city to the entrance of the national park and the closest town is San Gerardo de Rivas. Chirripó extends into three different provinces of Costa Rica: San Jose, Cartago, and Limon.
Corcovado National Park is located in the South Pacific extreme of Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula. This peninsula belongs politically to Puntarenas; it is close to the borders with Panama.
The Terraba-Sierpe area is located in the southern part of Costa Rica, in the Osa Peninsula. Sierpe is a small town right on the edge of the river with the same name that flows through the protected area. This town is located 17 kilometers from Palmar Norte.
Wilson Botanical Garden and the adjacent Las Cruces Reserve are located about 5 miles from San Vito in extreme southern Costa Rica, not far from the Panamanian border.