It gets its name from the highest peak in the Nombre de Dios Mountains, a spectacular triangular shaped peak that reaches 2,485 meters above sea level, this is over 8,000 feet for those of you who think in feet! It is probably the most bio diverse park in Central America, as the northern lowlands of the park are a dense tropical rain forest that gives way to a tropical cloud forest in the higher elevations. On the south side of the park the conditions are very different, and you will find a tropical dry forest in the lowlands and a pine and oak forest in higher elevations.
The easiest access to Pico Bonito National Park is via the Cangrejal River Valley. This river is actually the eastern boundary of the park, and along this boundary you will find different lodges, trails and both nature and adventure activities to choose from. The other area where you will find access to the park is around the small rural community of El Pino, this is where the famous Lodge at Pico Bonito is located. This is also the area where the Rio Zacate trail can be found.
Pico Bonito National Park is a natural gem that is unique to both Central America and the Caribbean. It is certainly a park worth exploring and you will cherish the memories of adventures within its territory.