The Bijagual Ecological Reserve is located on the Atlantic slope of Costa Rica in the Sarapiquí region. It lies west of Braulio Carrillo National Park and southeast of the town of La Virgen. The reserve is directly north of the capital San Jose and is a 3.5-hour drive from the airport.
Brauilio Carrillo National Park is the closest protected area to the reserve. The matrix of the surrounding area contains active pastures, exotic and native tree plantations, patches of forest, remnant gallery forests along rivers and streams, ornamental plantations and intensive production of pork and poultry.
GETTING TO BIJAGUAL ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
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Bijagual is a 3.5 hour drive from San Jose either through the Braulio Carrillo Highway or the Vara Blanca Road. For visitors using private transportation, a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended throughout the year but is a necessity from La Virgen to Bijagual during the wet season.
Bus service is available to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and La Virgen. Buses depart from San Jose frequently throughout the day from the Terminal Caribe. On the Braulio Carrillo Highway route, take the bus to Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí. On the Vara Blanca route, take the bus to La Virgen.
A four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended throughout the year but is a necessity from La Virgen to Bijagual during the wet season. Four-wheel drive taxis are availble from Puerto Viejo. From La Virgen four-wheel drive taxis must be pre-arranged.
As always, staff at the reserve are available to assist with any transportation arrangements.
Contact us for assistance.