Corcovado National Park, Carate

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. Plan your Corcovado National Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Carate using our Carate trip itinerary planning site .
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  • We saw a tapir, lots of monkeys, tucans, parrots, macaws, a tiger heron eating a possum, a coati, some kind of black fox, butterflies, lizards, iguanas and more. It is a half day trip from Drake Bay. ...  more »
  • This lady has cheated us €600, which we anticipate them for our tour in Corcovado for 3 days that we never did because he said he couldn't be because of rain. So we were there two days in a tent in his garden instead of the Tour. He told us that we were assured that within a month Park return him the money and send it to us. After that if was going to sell our tickets from the Park... So for 6 months. In Costa Rica we were in November of 2017 and to May 17, I'm tired of your excuses.
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  • Made with 2 children (almost 5 years and 12 years) and a private guide and it was great! Not all complicated with children. We see lots of animals, you learn stuff. A without hesitation!
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  • I was only able to access this national park by tour (on a boat). It’s definitely worth going with a guide as they use a telescope and you’re able to take pics of what you’re seeing through the scope lens. It’s long tour, and if you’re in the heat, it’s definitely not suitable for young children. I still enjoyed learning about all the different species of plants and animals and getting excellent pictures. I would highly recommend this tour in Drake Bay, over other land tours.
  • Pretty cool visit. It's a long way out to the park. That means it's relatively untouched, very wild feeling. We saw some crocodiles and macaws etc. I wish we could have seen more wildlife, but that's the way it goes with nature, never certainty.
  • Highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. There was so much wild life. We saw tapirs, bull sharks, ant eaters, etc. Many people saw pumas but we weren't that lucky. Absolutely gorgeous beaches, our guide was amazing. She knew so much about the park and all of the animals in it. We did the 2 day tour which was a little expensive compared to other excursions but welllll worth it. We're so happy we splurged for it as it exceeded our expectations.
  • We went on the half day tour. If you love a close up look at animals and birds, in a fairly small area of the park, this is an ideal to go on. If you wanted a long hike through the forest, look at different options. Take a cushion for the boat journey, as it can be hard on the rear, bouncing over the waves in unpadded seats. It says a three hour walk, but it was actually five hours. As such it's better value for money, but felt a bit too long for me.
  • This is Paradise. Located on the Osa Peninsula, this lush, pristine wonderland is home to an outstanding array of flora and fauna of all shapes, sizes, and colors. Walking through the forests will feel as if one is walking through the Garden of Eden, with its limitless beauty illuminating on the face of the Earth. It is also the representative of the beauty of Costa Rica, an amazing country rich in culture, and scenery.
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