Talamanca is a privileged region. It is located in the south of Costa Rica, in Central America. It stretches over 2809.93 km², which represents 5% of the Costa Rican landmass.
One of the greatest wealth of Talamanca is its people: our population is composed of Bribri and Cabecar indigenous, as well as black and white inhabitants. Furthermore, Talamanca is a border region, therefore it exists a strong cultural exchange with the population of Panama.
Other characteristic of the area is the ecological diversity, you can find: a coastal zone, fertile valleys, and a mountainous zone where our magnificent rivers rise. Talamanca is a canton of which 55% corresponds to national parks (Chirripo, Amistad and Cahuita), 31% to indigenous reserves (Kekoldi, Talamanca’s Bribri, Talamanca’s Cabecar and Telire), 2% to Gandoca- Manzanillo wild life refuge, and 12% to unprotected areas.
In the canton is produced cocoa, banana, plantain, a huge diversity of fruits and wood. An increasing number of producers are raising animals for consumption and sales: pork, hens, cattle and fishes.
Talamanca is also a home for various organizations of producers, one of which is APPTA with more than 1000 active associates.