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. 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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  • I absolutely loved it here. A dream for hikers and nature enthusiasts alike. Although 99% of the tour companies will charge a large amount, I went with Ulices ugarte matarrita (can find him on...  more »
  • This is a beautiful park- we hiked in instead of taking the boat, which was a strenuous yet rewarding adventure- lots of wildlife, from anteaters to tapir to sloths , a paradise for bird lovers and...  more »
  • Corcovado is like no other place on Earth! The wildlife you can see in just one day tour is incredible! The best Corcovado tours are out of the Jaguar's Jungle Lodge because they are right next to the park! Most other establishments are in Drake Bay which is actually a bit far from the park. At the Jaguars Jungle they also have their own reserve on the park border that you can explore for free! At The Jaguar's Jungle there are also loads of tapirs that come right up to your cabin!
  • The downside is it is very remote, but that's its upside also as you're much more likely to see wildlife and avoid the crowds. On our trip we were lucky enough to see three of the four species of monkey in Costa Rica and a Tapir! We also got to see Tent-Making Bats asleep in their “tent”.
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