The Sendero Pacífico envisions a network of freely accessible hiking trails in Costa Rica located between the Monteverde Cloud Forest and the Gulf of Nicoya in the Bellbird Biological Corridor. Trails pass through a variety of ecological life zones, land uses and communities. This is a grass roots project with trails being developed by the communities along the way.

The first time I set foot on the Sendero Pacifico was in January of 2018. Having worked with trail communities for over a year now, I can speak from personal experience that The Sendero Pacifico is much more than just a trail – it is a project in sustainability and community development. That’s what makes it so rewarding to hike!

This is a NEW project, and building a trail is a process. The systems are still being put into place… There are very few maps, parts of the trail are not developed as a discernable trail, and there are sometimes unforeseeable dangers to the unexperienced hiker. Therefore, its highly recommended that you hike this trail with a guide.

The current Sendero Pacifico route is 37 miles/60 kilometers in total and terrain varies from easy to strenuous. For more information about Sendero Pacifico, you could reach out to World Trails Network: Americas or coordinate directly with one of the active trail communities: Monteverde, San Luis de Monteverde, Veracruz, or Guacimal.

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