South Pacific - Corcovado
Located the in the south pacific of the country, includes the coastal sector located between the Boca del Rio Burú to the border with Panama. In the region is possible to find plantations of palm, bananas and botanic gardens.
Its main attraction is the Corcovado National Park, which covers 40% of the surface of this region.
Additionally, the mountain range of Talamanca where is located the highest peak of Costa Rica, Chirripó, with 3820 meters from sea level and the valleys of Coto Brus and San Vito, where coffee is cultivated and it also is the region where concentrates the majority of the population of the area. As interesting fact in the region is located the indigenous reserve of the Guaymis and Bribris, two of the few native communities that remain in the country.
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK
National Geographic has named it “The most biologically intense place on Earth.” Corcovado National Park holds about 140 species of mammals representing 10% of the mammal-species in America.
Located in the South on the Peninsula of Osa, this park conserves the largest primary forest in the American Pacific coastline. Unfortunately, it is also the home of several endangered species including: the American tapir also known as Danta, Jaguars, and the red macaw.
Of particular note, it is also the home of one of the last indigenous reserves for the Guaymis, one of the few left in Costa Rica.
Because of its remote location most visitors are biologists and ecologists, but in recent years more people have discovered its rare beauty.
The best way to get to this destination is by domestic flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez. There you will find ample hotels and options for camping.
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