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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Costa Rica by DK Eyewitness

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Southern Zone

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t Gazing across Lagunas de las Morenas from the summit of Mount Chirripó

Experience Southern Zone

Costa Rica’s southern reaches were first inhabited by the nomadic Chibchas and Diquís peoples, whose relics now lie smothered in dense mainland jungles. These groups vied for territory with the Boruca and Guaymí, whose burial sites have been found on the sacred Isla del Caño. Spanish conquistadors marched into the region in the mid-1500s, meeting fierce resistance from the Boruca, in a vain search for gold; in the end, ...

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