The greatest biodiversity found at one place in Costa Rica, that’s Corcovado National Park. Hundreds of bird species, mammals and marine life are protected to keep this paradise in its endemic condition.Click on [+info] for more information.
Considered as the most important protected area in Costa Rica, the Corcovado National Park contains a large habitat where flora and fauna combine perfectly. Over 300 species of birds, including the largest colony of scarlet macaws are found in this park. White peccaries, tapirs, jaguars and other cats and monkeys are just some of the occupants of this park. Whales, dolphins, sharks and a large variety of fish surround the sea waters adjacent to the park.
The forest contains over 500 kinds of trees, equivalent to a quarter of the existing trees in the country. For these reasons, Corcovado is for many the greatest of the National parks in Costa Rica; a place that should be included as part of your wild life adventure.
The park is located 180 miles southwest from San Jose. Take highway #2 to Panama. You will go through the towns of San Isidro Del General, Buenos Aires and Palmar Norte. Next is Chacarita where you get off the highway and turn right. From there you can go to La Palma or Puerto Jimenez and enter the park either through San Pedrillo, Los Patos or La Leona stations. If you come from Golfito you can take a Ferry that leaves you in Puerto Jimenez. From there it is recommended you take a taxi to the entrance of the park.Also you can get there by bus all the way from San Jose to Golfito or Puerto Jimenez. Another option is to fly to these places via Sansa or Nature Air.