Crocodiles in Corcovado

The large American Crocodile is among the three largest crocodile species in the world. The massive creatures can grow up to 6 – 7 meters, ( 24 Feet maximum length ). They inhabit the entire American Continent, including the Caribbean Islands, from South Eastern Usa until Colombia. They are also very common in Costa Ruica, especially along the Pacific Coast.

In Corcovado, the crocodiles also inhabit the rivers, lagoons, meanders and estuaries. They feed from fish, mammals and any other creature that might fall into the water. The Sirena River is a great place for crocodiles. You might very well see them sunbathing on the riverbanks. Another interesting aspect is that they share their habitat with the Bull Sharks another powerful predator that also inhabits the Sirena River and other large and slow moving rivers in the Peninsula.

Top places to visit

Whales and dolphins

During some months of the year, several humpback whales come to the Osa from South America and also from North America.

Sirena Corcovado
Sirena Ranger Station

The most remote ranger station can only be visited traveling by boat from Drkae Bay, or by foot crossing the entire park.

San Pedrillo
San Pedrillo Ranger Station

The northernmost entrance to Corcovado is the most visited entry point. Fauna and flora has increased over the passt few years.