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CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK
Protecting approximately 54,539 hectares of humid rainforest and 24,000 hectares of pristine ocean, Corcovado National Park has become an international attraction since it was founded in 1975. It is the #3 ranked national park in the world, mainly because 2% of the entire world’s biodiversity can be found within the park.
Corcovado Park is home to almost 400 species of birds, 140 species of mammals and 116 species of amphibians and reptiles and 6000 species of insects. 6 natural eco-systems have been identified in the park and it protects endangered species such as the jaguar, puma, crocodile, tapir, poison dart and golden frogs and the harpy eagle. The rainforest is also home to numerous plants and insects that are extremely valuable for scientific and medical discovery. It is the premier place in Costa Rica to see the diverse wildlife that exists in the country.
The Corcovado National Park Full Day Nature Tour departs from Punta Uvita at 7:00 AM and arrives approximately 1 ½ hours later at San Pedrillo Ranger Station in the Corcovado National Park. Upon arrival you will prepare for two guided nature tour hikes along two different trails and observe beautiful flora and fauna. Each hike takes around 2 hours. During the hikes you will be able to see many mammals such as spider, howler, and white-faced monkeys, sloths, coatis, raccoons, and tapirs as well as a great variety of birds, plants, and trees with over one hundred years of existence and in danger of extinction. After the first hike, we serve a picnic lunch near the San Pedrillo ranger station and then we begin the second trek. During boat transit from Punta Uvita to Corcovado National Park you may observe whales, dolphins, turtles, marine birds and fantastic views of the southern pacific Osa coastline. The boat returns from Corcovado and arrives to Punta Uvita at 4:00 p.m.
|From:||Monday – Sunday at 8 AM|
|Price:||$145 per person. ($90 children under 10 years old) / DURATION: Full Day|
|Ages:||2 and over|
|Includes:||Guides, drinks, fruits,snacks and lunch.|
|Location:||Main office is located in Uvita 25 miles south of Paradise Management about 40 minutes drive.|
|Requirements:||12 persons at one time, While not overly physically demanding, this activity does require a minimum level of physical fitness.|
MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
There are 2 options for you to visit this wonderful National Park:
1. Be picked up at Paradise Management office and be taken to the park for $99 per person including lunch.
2. Drive your own car to the park, pay $55 per person and lunch won't be included.
The tour lasts 3 hours and it is approximately 45 minutes driving distance from your villa. You will be transported to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world named in the Forbes magazine. You will experience the lush forest behind you, white sandy beaches below and crystalline blue waters. You can have your camera ready because a professional guide sets his trained eyes on the diverse flora and fauna for you to capture them along the way. Moreover, you will take advantage of the Pentax and Swarovski telescopes guides that are equipped to make the images in your memories and photographs even crisper.
What to Bring on your National park Trip
- Strap sandals, tennis or Hiking shoes (NO FLIP FLOPS)
- Light weight clothing
- Sun Glasses (optional)
- Camera (optional)
- Sun block
- insect repellent