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Explore Corcovado National Park the largest park in Costa Rica. Established in 1975, the remote national park encompasses about a third of the country’s Osa Peninsula. Trek the pristine trails of the isolated tropical rainforest, go birdwatching and spot over 350 species of avian creatures, or admire the park’s scenic rivers, waterfalls, and oceanside beaches. Hiking in the lush national park you can spot a staggering amount of wildlife, including snakes, crocodiles, monkeys, sloths, coatis, and the endangered Baird’s tapir. Visitors need a permit and a guide to explore the park, while staying overnight in one of the base camps requires a reservation. Plan your Corcovado National Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Carate using our Carate trip itinerary planning site .
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Nous avons visité le Corcovado ce jour avec José de Picolinatours. Superbe visite, nous avons vu des tapirs, aras, singes écureuils, pécaris, singes araignées, des tas d'oiseaux, etc 4h de visite et s... more »We visited the Corcovado this day with José de Picolinatours. Superb visit, we have seen tapirs, macaws, squirrel monkeys, pecaris, spider monkeys, lots of birds, 4H visit etc and great views and bilingual comments from José. To do even though the boat ride from Drake Bay is a bit long.
We did an all day hike with our 3 girls (8/11/12) It is a very hot time of the year, but the hike included two stops where rivers meet the ocean to stop and cool off. The guides we hired were so knowl... more »
Nice but apart from birds quite hard to find the promised species. Moderate but slow walk. Simple but decent lunch. Passionate guides. Dolphins in direction of Drake if you're lucky.
Corcovado National Park is the backpacking experience of a lifetime. It encompasses the only remaining old growth wet forests on the Pacific coast of Central America, and 13 major ecosystems including lowland rain forest, highland cloud forest, jolillo palm forest, and mangrove swamps, as well as coastal marine and beach habitats. There is a good chance of spotting some of Costa Rica’s shyest and most endangered inhabitants here; Baird’s Tapirs, Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws, Harpy Eagles, Red-backed squirrel monkeys and White-lipped Peccaries. It is wet, remote and rugged, but the trails are relatively good, and the camping areas near the ranger stations are grassy and well drained. Best of all.
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