Corcovado National Park, Carate

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Explore Corcovado National Park the largest park in Costa Rica. Established in 1975, the remote national park encompasses about a third of the country’s Osa Peninsula. Trek the pristine trails of the isolated tropical rainforest, go birdwatching and spot over 350 species of avian creatures, or admire the park’s scenic rivers, waterfalls, and oceanside beaches. Hiking in the lush national park you can spot a staggering amount of wildlife, including snakes, crocodiles, monkeys, sloths, coatis, and the endangered Baird’s tapir. Visitors need a permit and a guide to explore the park, while staying overnight in one of the base camps requires a reservation. Use our Carate vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Corcovado National Park and other attractions in Carate.
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  • Husband and I really enjoyed the hike and the chance to see so many animals. On our way to the park we saw some dolphins. Once at the park we saw so many animals- disappointed we didn't get to see any...  more »
  • I only did a day hike, since I saw that the new rules now don't allow you to go out from Sirena at night when you're staying there, and wasn't sure if I had time anyway. However, I didn't realize that...  more »
  • 5:30 am from Puerto Jimenez started (by Hostel ' Corcovado wild Hostel' organised transport). To watch driven to Carate and went on from there, with guide with many stops to animals. Hot & hard work, but very worthwhile. Many animals discovered and partly able to observe up close. :) Lunch on the River, swimming possible. Back then, at 4: 00 with Collectivo. Highly recommended! One of our highlights in costarica :)
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  • What I saw there was absolutely amazing. Of course you can see, o maybe you already saw this animals in ZOO. But is more exciting if you find them in normal nature. I saw a lot, we just didnt find puma, jaguar, tapir... but the rest was amazing. Depends how lucky you are with guide. You can get really good one and he finds 20animals in hour, you can have really lazy one and you see just few of them.
  • Highlight of our Costa Rica trip. If you love wildlife and jungle go to Sirena Ranger Station and stay overnight. It will be worth the money and you'll have a more authentic experience and meet people from all over. Such a beautiful park, bravo on CR for preserving it.
  • Amazing place! Hike in, stay at Sirena Station, explore, swim in river or ocean. Exceptional hiking, lots of wildlife and birds.
  • Amazing place but very expensive to get in (still worth it). It is mandatory to have a guide so pick one wisely.
  • Nice tour but overpriced 75$ for walking along the coast in the jungle , literally 50-100mts from the ocean. Plus we were unlucky and saw just spider monkeys, spiders, coati, and aras...