Finca 360 is a place with magical surroundings: astonishing views, trails within the premontane wet tropical forest and a guesthouse to accommodate 12 people that will be available soon.
The name pays tribute to the 360 degree views which include part of the San Carlos plain. From east to south you can see: the mountains and lowlands of Sarapiquí, the Congo Volcano, the Von Frantzius Hill, Poás Volcano and El Avión Hill. In the west you’ll be able to admire part of Ciudad Quesada, as well as the Juan Castro Blanco Park (“Parque del Agua” or “Water Park”) in all its majesty. Northerly you can see Venecia at first and then some of the flatlands of San Carlos and, on clear days, you can sight even the mountains of Nicaragua. Finca 360 is a place for gazing and photographing.
The premontane wet tropical forest is, after the dry tropical forest, the most tampered and shortened ecosystem in Costa Rica. In the country there is only a 1,75% of its original covering due to agriculture, and in Finca 360 we are very aware of this problem. Regenerating the forest in the bulk of the property is one the primary goals of the owners.
The pathways across the property let you admire all of the beauty of the primary forest, with a great variety of flora and fauna. This area is inhabited by a huge number of amphibians and reptiles. More than 250 species of birds have been observed, including toucans, scarlet and green macaws, the black-faced solitaire, the great curassow, the Montezuma oropendola, the emerald toucanet, the elegant trogon, the blue-throated goldentail, the spectacled owl, the spectacled amazon parrot, the three-wattled bellbird, the green parrot and the laughing falcon. The mammals that shelter in these forests are: cougars, jaguars, margays; howler monkeys, spider monkeys and capuchin monkeys; ocelots, tayras, kinkajous, two-toed sloths, coatis, peccaries, and giant anteaters. As for vegetation, here different orchids coexist with tropical flowers, lots of species of palm trees and 10-20 meter tall trees. The zone encompasses a biological corridor, whereby animals move about to visit Parque del Agua.
Address: 4 km S.E. from the entry to Barrio San Martín, Venecia, San Carlos.
Tour duration: Roughly 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Naturalist guide.
- Transportation from Venecia.
What to bring:
- Bring repellent.
- Poncho or rain jacket.
- Closed shoes (tennis, rubber boots)