A backpacker’s paradise, the Corcovado National Park (CNP) features one of the only remaining areas of the old growth wet forests, which are located along the Pacific coast of the Central Americas. An essential part of the Osa Conservation Area, Corcovado National Park features sizeable habitats beholding a rich and healthy biodiversity which when coupled by the lowland tropical rainforests provides excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Referred by the National Geographic as the ‘most biologically intense place on earth’, these regions of the CNP were established as a national park in 1975.
Home to the endangered Baird’s Tapir, the Corcovado National Park is also a stronghold of the elusive Jaguars. Other wildlife attractions within the CNP include a large number and species of monkeys, Ocelot, Margay and Puma. The rivers and lagoons within the CNP feature large numbers of the American crocodile, the spectacled caiman and bull sharks. With no provisions for backcountry camping, CNP, however allows tourist to camp at the central ranger station.