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 came all the way from Hong Kong to Corcovado. Surcos arranged us the boat transfer and guide from Drake Bay to Sirena Station for three days two night. Our guide is Keller who is an excellent, help...  more »
  • From Casa Corcovado one can go to La Padrillo Station (other sailing directly to this Ranger Station) our trip was a total of approx. 8 km and there was not a lot of climbs. But fugtugheden and the heat did that, it was delicious to bathe in the river close to the waterfall. We had our guide with from Casa Corcovado we had seen many different birds and a crocodile and three different kinds of monkeys. Since we we got back to the ranger station there came a flock of about 20 coati'er on visit
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  • From Drake Park it takes an hour on a journey by sea. We landed on the beach in the area of siren and enter Corcovado felt that there was nature. There are lots of vegetation and animals showing the Park of Costa Rica less spoken by men.
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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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