Corcovado National Park is located in the Osa Peninsula in the South Pacific of the country and is part of the Osa Conservation Area. It was created on October 24, 1975, and covers an area of 45.757 terrestrial hectares and 5375 marine hectares. The biodiversity is amazing, so much that National Geographic has called it “the most intense place in the world, biologically speaking” and it is estimated that no place in the world (that has a similar extension) hosts a greater biodiversity.
- There are two main trails, one that runs along the coast, and one inside, and 4 ranger stations: 3 in the park entrances and one where they cross paths. One runs from northwest to southeast along the ocean with Sirena Station about halfway from where the other path to the Station begins, Los Patos, in the east end of the park.
- Among the animals that can be seen are the macaws, hermit crabs, pelicans, spider monkeys, anteaters, white-faced monkeys (Capuchin), coatis, to name a few. With some luck you can watch a tapir, though they are nocturnal or even a puma.
- Corcovado has an unusual level of biodiversity that is not exceeded by any similar sized area on the planet. The area includes 25 to 30 ecosystems that are home to the largest populations of species like the jaguar, puma and tapir. The park protects an important marine extension (almost 54km²) which develops a wide variety of marine life, and protects approximately 12 species of endangered trees.