Corcovado National Park

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Located on the Pacific Coast, the Corcovado National Park is one of Costa Rica's finest. This is the largest stretch of primary rainforest in Costa Rica, and is known as Costa Rica's Amazon. The park encompasses an amazing eight different kinds of habitat, ranging from mangrove swamp and jollilo palm grove to deciduous mountain forest.

Offering the peak of wildlife excitement, you will find no less than four different species of those famous Costa Rica turtles in Corcovado National Park. In addition there are over 400 species of birds and 116 amphibians and reptiles, with an amazing 139 different species of mammals. Many of the park's resident creatures are international wildlife celebrities, such as the harbor squirrel monkey.

Hotels in Corcovado National Park

There are several hotels in Corcovado National Park, so you can dine and sleep in style while you experience the wonders of tropical rainforest. Just one of them is the Lapa Rios, which hails itself as "personal service in a jungle setting." Others include Parrot Bay Village, Marenco, Paloma Lodge and Casa Corcovado. You'll love them all because they all make the most of the tremendous natural setting by supplementing it with the best in modern accommodation.

Because the Oso Peninsula, where the Corcovado National Park is located, is subject to torrential rain for much of the year, it's good to know that the driest months are from January to April. So this is really the best time to visit if you want to make the most of your trip. Entrance to the park is only $6.00 and is all you need to pay for the duration of your stay, apart from hotel expenses of course, so this is amazingly inexpensive for such a spectacular venue.


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