CRC Daily: Three days in Corcovado National Park

Exploring the most biologically intense place on earth

National Geographic once called Corcovado National Park “the most biologically intense place on Earth.” Big for Costa Rica’s standards, Corcovado is a wildlife heavyweight: By some estimates, it’s home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity.

We spent Friday through Monday hiking more than 50 km through Corcovado National Park, and it lived up to its reputation. In less than 72 hours we saw:

Tapirs, anteaters, all four of Costa Rica’s monkey species (howler, spider, squirrel and white-faced capuchins), poison dart frogs, crocodiles, caymans, sloths, deer, macaws, toucans, and countless other bird species.

Visiting Corcovado National Park is expensive, but if you really love the outdoors and don’t mind some sweat (and a lot of bugs), an overnight trip may be worth your time.

We’ll have more on Corcovado — on how and when to visit, detailing the new Sirena Ranger Station and some inside tips — as soon as we make our way out of the Osa Peninsula and back toward areas with more stable WiFi.

For now, we leave you with this photo of an empty beach at sunrise and the promise of much more to come:

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