Lepanto, in Puntarenas, is a hidden treasure, and only a bus away.
Many tourists visit Isla Venado or Playa Cuajiniquil as well, thanks to their proximity to Jicaral, but the majority stay to enjoy the breathtaking Karen Mogensen Natural Reserve.
The reserve covers 750 hectares of abundant flora and fauna and protects one of the richest ecological area of Península de Nicoya. Visitors highlight the scenic beauty of the area and are amazed to see the crystal-clear water of its waterfalls.
Hiking, guided visits to the waterfalls, bird watching, horseback riding, and trips to Isla Venado, are some of the recreational activities in Jicaral.