Published on April 27th, 2016 | by admin0
Corcovado National Park
By María Pía Chaves.
One of Costa Rica’s more diverse ecosystems is located in the Peninsula de Osa, in the country’s south pacific coast, a ten hour drive from the capital San José or a 37 min flight to Puerto Jiménez.
The National Park boats 13 major ecosystems that range from highland cloud rainforest to mangrove swamps, because of that you get the most variety of wildlife you could imagine. Jaguars, Harpy Eagles and Red-backed squirrel monkeys are just a few of the animals you’ll see.
40 species of frog, over 400 species of birds and the largest number of scarlet macaws anywhere in Central America are a few of the reasons that make Corcovado a tourists paradise.
Hiking is the main attraction at the Park, there are six stations, three have camping facilities that include potable water and radio or telephone communication, it’s important to remember that you have to make reservations at the main administrative station in Puerto Jiménez to get your camping spot or a place at the bunkhouses.
They will also help you arrange transportation to the park, other activities include kayaking, horseback riding or cycling through town. Some of the best hotels in the area include Crocodile Bay Resort, Lapa Rios Eco Lodge, Bosque del Cabo and Remanso Lodge.