Before coming to Costa Rica, you might have envisioned yourself relaxing in a hammock surrounded by a pristine beach with crystal clear water, tropical fruit trees, and exotic animals. But after getting off your flight and into the city of San Jose or Liberia, reality hits as you smell the traffic fumes and see the streets littered with…litter. It can find you disappointed and yearning to see a toucan somewhere other than in a souvenir shop. Don’t worry. This inevitable part of your vacation is a brief one and, luckily, places like Corcovado exist.
Deep in the heart of Costa Rica’s majestic Peninsula de Osa, Corcovado is proudly known as one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. This spectacular nature sanctuary encompasses 13 major ecosystems, including lowland rainforest, highland cloud forest, jolillio palm forest, and mangrove swamps, as well as coastal marine and beach habitats.