La Amistad Pacífico Conservation Area (ACLAP)

 La Amistad Pacífico Conservation Area (ACLAP) covers most of the Talamanca Mountain Range in the Pacific slope. Composed by lands that rise very close to sea level to high altitude in the Chirripo National Park. Generates environmental services to the country's hydropower production and drinking water for most of the Central Valley through Tapantí Macizo de la Muerte National Park, Rio Macho Forest Reserve and the Navarro River Protection Zone, Sombrero River, ensuring influx of water to meet needs of current and future populations.

Shares with La Amistad Caribe Conservation Area, La Amistad International Park, a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve of exceptional scientific and conservation and natural beauty, that along Las Tablas Protected Zone, characterized by being a gene bank of forest communities of great importance and have a large aquifer recharge which feeds various communities of the Canton of Coto Brus, extend to the border with Panama.
Its surface is formed by great diversity of ecosystems, variety of microhabitats, pure oak forests, cloud highland forest, high savannah and very particular and unique representations in the country as: vast wasteland (with Andean features), glacial presence, presence of peatland type wetlands called Ramsar sites, the lowest temperatures (-9 ºC), the highest point (3820 meters of altitude above sea level) and more than 30 glacial lakes.
Outstanding resources conservation of this area are: wet and tropical wet forest, cloudy, rain; moors, protection of quantity and quality water and more.