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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  • Our family, 6 adults, 5 children took a boat from Uvita, Dolphin Tours. 2.5 hour ride, enjoyed seeing birds, dolphin and flying fish. Jungle hike with Pedro was fun. Saw wildlife including Capuchin mo...  more »
  • A four hour guided walk through park - empty beaches with hammocks for a rest. Monkeys, sloth and crocodiles and only four other people plus the rangers seen - amazing  more »
  • We visited La Sirena station at the end of May and had a brilliant time. The 2 hour boat ride there in the morning is enjoyable in itself, followed by a 1.5 hike through the National Park to La Sirena...  more »
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  • Amazing opportunity to see 2.5% of the world's biodiversity in one rain forest. The hikes are long and hot but the payoff is worth it. We saw 4 different species of monkeys, tons of birds, tapir, great curacao, crocodiles, cayman, and many others. Corcovado is a must see but bring lots of water, waterproof gear (rain jacket, bags to cover electronics, sturdy shoes) and strong bug spray!
  • One of the largest national parks in Costa Rica. Very undeveloped but that's what makes it beautiful. Let the pics speak for themselves. My family went with a tour and it was incredible. We saw so many birds and wildlife here. Would recommend getting a naturalist guide to identify and point out all the life around you.
  • While going to Costa Rica Me and my class visited the Volcano and Lake. We had the best time and we were glad to experience the beautiful sights that Costa Rica has to offer. It was really fun sight, the only things is we wish we could have went down to the lakes edge or even a little closer to the volcano... it was still really fun
  • 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.