-One of the trails runs from northeast to southeast near the sea, which goes through rivers very difficult to walk on foot and makes it necessary to read a tide chart to consider crossing them. Besides that, crocodiles and bull sharks inhabiting there swim in and out of the estuary in search for food.
-Walking across the park requires an acceptable physical condition and spare at least two/three days to do it.
-The park has few drinking water sources, so we suggest in carrying a reasonably amount of water or a self-portable high filtering system. Dehydration is very common due to the hot climate and the high humidity, very characteristic factors of the park.
-The National Geographic Society labeled it as "the most biologically intense place on Earth"; such a characterization has been universalized on every description and informational data on web pages that exists about the park.
-The park contains the largest and progressive expansion of primary tropical rainforest northern of the Amazon basin, holding up to 3% of the biodiversity of the planet. Bridging North and South America, the biodiversity of the forests found in Corcovado are strong indicators of its animal diversity.
-About 13 different types of identified vegetation provide habitats to certain animals, besides being loaded with heavy alkaloids and narcotic compounds.
-Besides the biodiversity and its ecological splendor, Corcovado National Park has been one of the places in Latin America able to tolerate the pressure and the impact of modern societies against the environment and the impact in the near future.
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-Corcovado National Park is the only tropical primary rainforest in the world. It is located in the Osa Peninsula, and it is one of the remotest parks of the country. By being less visited makes it ideal for enjoying its immense untouched landscapes and vegetation.
-In its 41000 ha (101313 acres), Corcovado National Park holds 350 species of birds, 150 species of mammals, more than 100 species of reptiles, and about 5500 species of insects.
-The park is opened to visitors but a reservation to access is required due to a limited quantity of visitors permitted per day. Such a reservation pass can be arranged at the MINAET office; located in Puerto Jimenez, but also hotels and local tour operators can book online or book with Corcovado Natural©.
-The park has 4 ranger stations, where you can spend the night at. Three stations at the entrance and one park ranger station inside the park in which two of the main trails come across. You can overnight in Sirena or San Pedrillo ranger stations. There is a small hotel near La Leona ranger station.
The Sirena river is very hazardous to get through due to its currents, bull sharks and crocodiles of the area.
White-faced monkey or Capuchin having a break on a palm tree.
against economy matters and not differencing from Costa Rica, who has fought and keeps on the fight through diligence and national discipline.
-The park keeps the largest primary forest in the American pacific, along with one of the last significant sized remnants of humid tropical rainforest in the world.
-Usually logging takes place within the park itself due to its accessibility and for containing valuable and huge trees. However, these habitats are the richest biologically speaking, in spite of half of the humid tropical rainforest on Earth are still standing; and whatever is left of them sometimes is not enough to support the pioneer primary biodiversity, specially because the large animals demand a large habitat.
-Corcovado is big enough to hold important populations of tapirs (Tapirus bairdii), jaguars (Panthera onca) and peccaries (Tayassu pecari); all of them endangered species, besides the park holds 140 species of mammals (which represents the 10% of the mammals of the entire American continent).
-Costa Rica is considered an ideal place for many ornithologists and Corcovado keeps several hundreds of bird species. Recently, the Harpy Eagle, considered as already extinct since 1989 have been sighted in the park.
-The abundance of wildlife can be explained mostly due to the diverse vegetation in which 13 species exists, including the mountain forest (covers more than half of the park area), mangrove, prairie or forest, alluvial soil-flat forest, swamp forest and grassland, and more. All together holds up to 500 tree species like the big espave trees. Another reason for this biodiversity also applied to the rest of the country is its own location within a biological corridor of flora and fauna.
-Corcovado has been the crossroad in the last forty years in conserving the environment and the exploitation of the natural resources, proving that environment and sustainable development together are possible.
-With gold and abundant timber wood reservoirs on sight, the successful conservationists in establishing the park have dealt with the voracious economy.
-The sustainable development have turned the ecotourism into an alternative to sustenance agriculture, logging and gold mining; in which the testimonials of success lay in the evolutionary public pride of the environment protection and public properties of this country.
-The implications are global, most of the vital habitats and untouched ecosystems are kept by societies fighting
Evergreen vegetation, lushy and exuberant is seen in Corcovado.
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