reserve is found 45 kilometers from Puerto Limon,
SW of the Estrella Valley in the lower part of the
Talamanca Range. It was founded in 1978 and has an
area of 9,154.6 hectares.
reserve is found in a very steep and broken area without
a well defined dry season. The rainfall is moderately
high, 3,500 mm/year. The two Bri-bri indian words
that make up the name both are related to its wetness.
"Hitoy" means mossy, as the growth on the rocks in
its rivers, and "cerere" means clear water.
The forests here are multilevel, dense and extremely
complex. Due to various factors, such as wind expossure,
soil types, slope and drainage habitats with marcked
differences, have formed. Emergent trees may reach
50 meters in heigth.