The Hitoy Cerere Biological Reserve
protects the foothills of the Talamanca Mountain Range in the Caribbean
region. The primary river basins are the Rio Hitoy and the Rio Cerere.
There is a great abundance of mammalian fauna here,
including jaguars, peccaries, white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys,
tapirs, anteaters, sloths, armadillos, pacas, deer, and agoutis. In
addition, there are over 300 species of birds. But be prepared to work
for it; the trails here are poorly maintained and the uphills are