The South Pacific of Costa Rica is a spectacular and diverse destination, in a close radius the traveler has at hand a great amount of options of adventure, lodging and gastronomy.
The Corcovado National Park is located on the Osa Peninsula, and is part of the Osa Conservation Area. It’s also one of the places that stands out in the South Pacific destination, and is preferred by national and foreign tourists who visit it for different purposes, whether pleasure or scientific.
“Corcovado has an unusual level of biological diversity, that is not exceeded by any area of similar size on the planet. The area includes 25 to 30 ecosystems that host the largest populations of species such as the jaguar, the puma, the mountain pig and the tapir, in Costa Rica “(Wikipedia). It is the largest national park in Costa Rica and one of the most biodiverse sites on the planet, with 2.5% of the total flora and fauna of the world and 50% of the country.
In the place it is possible to hike along the paths of the park, to visit beaches of white sand, to swim in crystalline waters, to observe birds, to observe the rich nature that has, to observe fauna like monkeys (Howler, White Face, Squirrel and Spider), tapirs, jaguars, raccoons, anteaters, crocodiles, or just enjoy a sunset in this idyllic place of the earth planet.
The park covers about 103 land acres and 12 marine acres. It was declared a national park in 1975. The park retains the largest primary forest in the American Pacific, and is the last remaining wet tropical forest that survives on the american continent.
Its important biological diversity makes it an icon of conservation; in this natural refuge is possible to find an important variety of flora and fauna: 100 species of reptiles, 150 species of mammals, 350 species of birds and a great diversity of trees and plants.
Corcovado besides being a conservation paradise, is a mystical place for the visitor who can enjoy its beautiful nature, the sounds of the jungle, intense landscapes full of life, the ocean kissing the mountains on its pristine beaches of crystal clear waters and white sand.
The park is open to the public, but the visit must be booked in advance. Most sightings of animals occur on the beach path, where you can observe macaws, hermit crabs, pelicans fishing in the sea, spider monkeys, anteaters, capuchin monkeys, carpenter birds and coatis.