Named “the most biologically intense place on earth” by America’s National Geographic Society, Corcovado is Central America’s last remaining tract of Pacific tropical lowland rainforest of sustainable size.
The park occupies the southwestern portion of the remote Osa Peninsula, in the deep south of the country close to the border with neighbouring Panama. With 500 species of tree, 104 species of mammal, 367 species of bird, 117 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 40 species of freshwater fish, the area is a naturalist’s paradise.
In Corcovado, among Costa Rica’s largest trees, you can find the densest population of tapirs, jaguars and scarlet macaws in the region. The park is home to Baird’s tapirs, ocelots, pumas, giant anteaters and harpy eagles. Other protected species include: howler, spider, squirrel, and white-faced capuchin monkeys, great tinamou, silky anteater, poison dart frog, glass frog, bushmaster snake, and leatherback, olive ridley, and green turtles. Also along this stretch of coastline, humpback, and sperm whales can be seen between December and January, and pilot whales are present throughout the year.
Accommodation is available in either rustic lodges or a tented camp on an idyllic beach.
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