The Triangle - a Lifetime experience
by Dagmar Reinhard
These are cities located within a radius of 26 km in the canton of Osa, which is the greenest in Costa Rica. It has an area of 1930.24 km² and boasts exotic Forests, rivers, waterfalls and an exquisite cultural wealth. The centennial Nieborowsky School in Puerto Cortés will be the headquarter of the V international Competition La Saharienne Costa Rica 2019.
La Saharienne is a French organization that promotes international multisport events exclusively for women. They chose precisely the area of this Triangle to perform in La Saharienne 2019 Costa Rica races in December. On this occasion, the attention of the national and international press will focus on Osa, attracting significant media coverage.
The northernmost city of the triangle is Puerto Cortés.
The small city "on two wheels" was founded in 1910 and is witness to the banana history in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. Withdrawn from the sea, on the banks of one of the arms of the majestic Terrabá River, Cortés was an important port for the commercial activity associated with banana cultivation. Nowadays, they celebrate the annual Canalete Festivals with aquatic Competitions.
Of those of us who live here, who has not been to the Municipality, visited a relative in the Tomás Casas Casajús Hospital or entered the new building of the Court of Justice?
10 km further south, on the way to the border with Panama, is the city of Palmar, divided into North and South by the Terrabá river and its emblematic metal bridge. Palmar Sur has a newly remodeled airfield. Air transport remains the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Osa.
Palmar has several archaeological sites, where you can admire the enigmatic stone spheres, which are bastions of the rich indigenous culture that existed in the Valle del Diquís.
The town of Sierpe is located on the banks of the magical river of the same name. Its deep and greenish waters obey the change of the tides, rising and falling, crowned by water lilies.
Sierpe is the port of entry to the largest mangroves in Central America. Entering the canals, you suddenly find yourself in a tunnel with a vast canopy, home of monkeys, lizards and tropical birds. In its course, the river opens to a large plate of water surrounded by palm trees on its banks and where wildlife abounds.
The mountains in the distance and the clouds that rise early give the landscape a surreal impression.
The Triangle, the experience of your life!
Taking a walk through this place not only recharges you with good energy and happiness, but it is also a gift for the soul to appreciate such beautiful views. The diversity in attractions is fascinating. You can enjoy from the newly opened Butterfly Kingdom, fresh trout, hot springs, Swiss cheeses, chocolate factory, to delicious artisan bread. Restaurants offer unique cuisine, hotels, trails and birdwatching.
Just look back, when you are in one of the almost pristine beaches of the South Pacific, to appreciate its prominent presence. This mountainous row extends parallel along the south coast, a barrier between the General Valley and the “Ballena Coast”.
At the entrance to the Corcovado National Park, you can experience the cordiality of the «ticos». The nature guardians, uniformed in khaki with widebrimmed hats, respond amicably and use the iconic Costa Rican statement: “Pura Vida.”