Corcovado National Park
The Corcovado National Park lies in the South Pacific region of Costa Rica, on the OSA Peninsula. Corcovado is the largest of the parks in Costa Rica as it encompasses one third of the OSA Peninsula. Corcovado National Park is known as the backpacking experience of a lifetime
A huge biodiversity can be found here. Additionally, it is believed to have the highest concentration of macaws and virgin lowland rainforest in Central America, contains 10% of the mammals found in the Americas and gives home to 500 different species of trees, 6000 species of insects, 400 species of birds and 40 species of fish.
What to do?
While hiking through Corcovado, there is a great chance you will be able to spot some of the most endangered inhabitants here, such as, Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws, red-backed squirrel monkeys, snakes and sloths.
Since camping is permitted, 2-3 day tours are very common. As you will need more than a day to experience all of what Corcovado has to offer. The diversity found on the Osa Peninsula is not surpassed by any region of similar size anywhere on earth. Now from Puerto Jiménez the park can be accessed by driving 44km (27 miles) south along Highway 245.