Guápiles, it’s the first district of the Pococí canton, it’s considered the second most important city in the Limón province. It is the main center of an intense economic activity traditionally sustained by agriculture and livestock, from extensive banana plantations and pineapple to the production of basic grains.
But it is also the starting point to some of the most treasured natural landmarks of Costa Ricans, such as the Tortuguero, Parismina and Colorado channels which have an enormous potential for rural and ecological tourism.
Guápiles is located 64 kilometers northwest of San José, capital of Costa Rica, and 99 kilometers west of the city of Limón, the most important city/port of the Costa Rican Atlantic region.
A visit to the canals
Among the great experiences that a vacationer can experience in the Pococí canton is to visit the National Wildlife Refuge Barra del Colorado, part of the Tortuguero Conservation Area, SINAC. In addition, you can visit the Cerro de Tortuguero.
Because of environmental protection measures in certain sectors, and to the characteristics of the land throughout the area, the economic alternatives of the inhabitants of the small communities that exist here are few, and are basically limited to fishing and tourism.
Rent a car in Guápiles
Traveling to Guápiles is fast and safe, but to make the most of your vacations in this territory, it is ideal to have one of the latest, comfortable vehicles with the support of a wide experience and recognized prestige car rental agency.
In Rioja Rent a Car we have a fleet of the latest SUV and 4X4 vehicles, they’re comfortable and safe, equipped with the characteristics that best suit the tastes and needs of individuals, families and groups.
You can rent the vehicle on-line from wherever you are through our website and we’ll take it to Guápiles or anywhere in the national territory where you need it.
Contact us, it will be a pleasure to serve you.