20 percent of Costa Rica’s flora is located in this region, along with 54 percent of the country’s mammals, and 59 percent of its birds.
The Savegre Biosphere Reserve covers 312,914 hectares (1,208 sq miles). This tropical cloud forest is home to a great number of birds, including the Resplendent Quetzal, and mammals like tapirs, ocelots, spotted pacas, jaguarondis, red-brocket deer, kinkajous, white-nosed coatis, raccoons, and agoutis. Coffee growing areas, apple orchards and strawberry fields, as well as quiet bucolic spots for trout fishing, are part of the diverse landscape. For those who want to experience the beautiful and quiet cloud forest, Savegre is a very good option.