Corcovado National Park
LocationThe Park lies in the pacific coast, at Península de Osa, Puntarenas City
DescriptionThe Corcovado National Park is the only primary tropical rainforest in the world. It is located on the Peninsula de Osa, and is one of the most remote parks in the country so it is little visited and therefore an excellent place to enjoy their vast virgin vegetation and landscapes.
In its 41000 hectares, Corcovado National Park is home to 350 species of birds (parrots, brown pelicans, red macaws, ibis, herons, owls, little blue heron), 150 species of mammals (jaguars, pumas, ocelots, tapirs, monkeys, Zain, deer, coatis), more than 100 species of reptiles (crocodiles, snakes, iguanas) and amphibians (glass frog, toad poison) and 5500 insect.
The park is open to the public but must make reservations. This can be carried out in Puerto Jimenez, on the east coast of the peninsula. You can camp or stay in hotels, and meals are served but must notify with 1 week in advance.
The park has 4 ranger stations where you can spend the night, three at the entrances and inside the park where its two main paths are crossed. One of these trails runs northwest to southeast direction along the sea. This path crosses rivers that can not be crossed on foot and therefore should be considered the tide. Besides crocodiles living in them and when the tide is high, sharks swim to the estuary in search of food. In this trail is where you often have the most sightings of animals such as macaws, hermit crabs, pelicans, spider monkey (you must be careful with their urine), anteater, White-faced Capuchins, woodpecker or coatis.
To tour the park recommends an acceptable physical condition and have at least two to three days to do it. In the park there are very few sources of drinking water for that you are advised to lead a reasonable amount with you to avoid dehydration due to hot weather characteristic of the park!
ClimateEl clima es caliente, lluvioso y muy húmedo.
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