Corazón del Rio is located in the Southern Pacific Region of Costa Rica in the town of Platanillo (Valley of Waterfalls), approximately 1200 feet or 365 meters above sea level. Here you can experience a dramatically different climate with quite cooler temperatures. For example, air conditioners are not needed and on most nights a ceiling fan and a blanket are used only for comfort. Just a 15-minute drive down the paved scenic mountain road is the surf town of Dominical, and just up the coast is the beautiful long and white sand beach of Matapalo. The location is surrounded by many waterfalls and near by is Hacienda Baru which offers nature hikes and zip-lining.