Corcovado National Park

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

    
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The diversity found on the Osa peninsula is not surpassed by any region of similar size anywhere on earth.

Gary Hartshorn\'s enthusiasm was only exceeded by the forest\'s when he wrote in Costa Rican Natural History that \"these forest are by far the most exuberant in Central America. In fact, the Corcovado forests are just as impressive in height as the best forests I have seen in the Amazon basin or the dipterocarp forests of Malaysia and Indonesia.\"

He goes on to note \"The Corcovado forests exemplify the popular conception of the tropical rain forest, with a multitude of species, very tall trees, spectacular buttresses, large woody lianas and abundant herbaceous vines. Daniel Janzen, the editor of the same volume speculated that the peninsula contained the complete tropical insect ecosystem from Mexico to Panama.

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Nearby Hotels & Lodges

Corcovado Lodge Tent Camp
Bosque del Río Tigre Sanctuary and Lodge
Cabinas Jade Mar


The nearest town is Puerto Jimenez, 30 km away and Golfito Airport airport is 45.5 km.

Please note that distances for nearby hotels, attractions, activites & other points of interest are in a straight line. Distances by road may be significantly longer!

The approximate gps map coordinates of Corcovado National Park are latitude 8.543, longitude -83.5777. (exact GPS coordinates are accurate to within a few meters, gps data labeled approximate is within a few hundred meters)