Murciélago Sector

Bahía Hachal, Murciélago


Things to see


Camping areas


Room and board

How to get here

Other services


Murciélago is open 24 hours a day with attention for visitors between 8:00 am y las 5:00 pm

Things to see:

Bays such as El Hachal, Coquito, Danta, Santa Elena y Playa Blanca,

The General's swimming hole

Camping areas

grills (cooking has to be with charcoal or natural gas)
communication radio
Drinking water


Los Pargos in Santa Elena Bay

Room and board

2 rooms for courses or researchers.

1 for parataxonomists: ACG- INBio.

No food services


 Name of the Trail:

Poza del General (General's swimming hole)

 Characterización of the segment: General public
Type of trail: Natural, lineal
 Things to see: River with swimming hole and old corrals belonging to the cattle farm of the old Hacienda Murciélago. It is feasible to see birds, monkeys and reptiles.
Total distance:

0.6 Kms.


30 minutes

Highest point:

100 m.

 Starting point: Camping area
Arrival point: General's swimming hole
Site description: Dry forest and river with little current during dry season, but maintaining its water holes.
 Regulations: Please do not use any soap or shampoo when swimming. The periods of highest visit is during holy week or in December-January, please confirm space available at (506) 695- 55 98 ó (506) 695-55 77.

Other trails:

Playa Coquito: this is a fire break that can be used as trail.

Playa Danta: this is a fire break that can be used as trail.

Playa El Hachal: Only accessible during the dry season. Please ask the sector's caretaker for additional information.

Playa Blanca: This is a road that is only accessible in the dry season for 4 wheel drive vehicles. It leads to Playa Blanca. The road is 17 km long. Playa Blanca does not have any services for visitors.

How to get here

Four wheel drive vehicle or in bus to Cuajiniquil and from there either walk or rent a four wheel drive vehicle. (7 Km.)

Bus schedules:

 Liberia - La Cruz:

5:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 m.
2:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

 Liberia - Cuajiniquil:

5:45 a.m.
3:30 p.m.


7:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.

The entrance to Murciélago Secotr is located 7 km from Cuajiniquil, 32 km south of La Cruz, and 60 km north of Liberia.

Travel time:

Liberia-Murciélago- 1 hour and 15 minutes in 4-wheel drive vehicle

Liberia-Cuajiniquil- 1 hour thirty rninutes in bus.

In the wet season this area is only accessible in a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

Other services

Gas stations Distribuidora García Venegas- La Cruz, 32 Km.
Estación de Servicio Valdelomar- Liberia, 60 Km.
Estación de Servicio Texaco. Liberia, 60 Km.
Pharmacy Farmacia Auxiliadora, 60 km., Liberia.
Supermarkets Palí, Liberia, 60 Km.
Coopecompro. Liberia, 60 Km.

Enrique Baltodano, Liberia; 60 Km.

Clínica La Cruz, 33 km

Places to stay Hotel Doña Julia- La Cruz, 32 Km.
Amalia s Inn- La Cruz, 32 Km.
Los Inocentes Lodge, La Cruz- camino a Santa Cecilia, 41 Km.
Places to eat Restaurante Ehecalt- La Cruz, 32 Km.
Restaurante La Cangreja Cuajiniquil, 9 Km. Restaurante La Orquídea- La Cruz, 32 Krn.