About the park

Corcovado

The Corcovado National Park is located on the Osa Peninsula, on the South Pacific slope of Costa Rica. Its extension is of more than 50 000 thousand hectares, covering most of the Peninsula, which contains one of the last vestiges of rainy tropical forests in the Pacific slope of all Latin America. Within its diverse habitats we find tropical lowland forests with abundant rains, rivers, lakes and lagoons, wetlands, several rivers of great flow, streams, as well as extensive and uninterrupted aerial of dense tropical rainforest, with huge native trees of hundreds of years. Its importance lies in the fact that Corcovado is a sanctuary for several species of flora and fauna in danger of extinction, such as the Jaguar, the Tapir, the 2 species of wild hogs, and hundreds of birds. The park has basically 4 ways to get in. San Pedrillo on the north side (by boat from Drake Bay) Sirena on the central side (only by boat from Drake Bay or Bahia Drake or walking 10 hours from Los Patos), Los Patos, (by land from Rincon de Osa) and La Leona, walking from Carate de Osa along the beach. While it is true that visiting Corcovado is a little more expensive than other destinations in Costa Rica, if you are a lover of virgin and wild flora and fauna, it is definitely the best places to explore. Some of the most popular activities are the 3-night and 4-day package, which includes transfers from Sierpe or Drake Bay to the hotel, snorkeling tour to Cano Island, Corcovado National Park (San Pedrillo or Sirena) tour, And finally the diving tour to Caño Island, which is along with the Murciélago Islands in the North Pacific, the best dive site after Cocos Island.

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