Land of high mountains, beauty and gorgeous birds make up the terrain of Cerro Vueltas Biological Reserve and the State owned pieces of land acquired around the Reserve. The protected area has the goal to conserve the natural highlands, particularly the oak forests, cloud forests and the Páramo. It also aims to preserve the hydrological function of these forests, as well as the habitats of the endemic species and those important for the reproduction of the Resplendent Quetzal. This rich area has about 25 endemic species, 116 species of mammals and the presence of wetlands such as seasonal lagoons of glacial origin. This conservation area presents seven different altitude types and therefore its biological variety is very wide, since there are many different ecosystems formed according to their altitude. Inside the Park you can find species as impressive as the Resplendent Quetzal, abundant in this area as much or more than in Monteverde, as well as pumas, coyotes and the cacomistle (related to the raccoon). The vast part of its surface extends to both sides of the Savegre River, which runs from the La Muerte Mountain Range to the Pacific Ocean, close to Manuel Antonio National Park.