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Fodor's Costa Rica 2014
Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park Review
Corcovado National Park is the last and largest outpost of virgin lowland rain forest in Central America, and it's teeming with wildlife. Visitors who tread softly along the park's trails may glimpse howler, spider, and squirrel monkeys, peccaries (wild pigs), poison-dart frogs, scarlet macaws, and, very rarely, jaguars and tapirs.
Most first-time visitors to Corcovado come on a daylong boat tour from Drake Bay or hike in from Carate. But to get to the most pristine, wildlife-rich areas, you need to walk, and that means a minimum of three days: one day to walk in, one day to walk out, and one day inside.
Ranger stations are officially open from 8 am to 4 pm daily, but you can walk in almost any time as long as you pay in advance.
- Location: Corcovado National Park
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