The Corcovado National Park was declared a protected area in 1975. With an area of 54,538 hectares of land making it the largest home to many animals. 65% of the biodiversity of Costa Rica and 2% of global biodiversity is situated in this park.
Corcovado has been considered the third best park in the world, by National Geographic.
In the park you can observe a great variety of birds such as the Scarlet Macaw, the Kettle Crest, the White Hawk, and many others, plus up to 4 species of monkeys, snakes, sloths, coatis and protected endangered species such as jaguars, pumas, crocodiles, tapirs, and the poisoned dart frog, harpy eagle etc ÔÇŽ This is one of the few places in Costa Rica to observe the squirrel monkey.
How to get there from Villas Rio Mar?
There are three main entrances to Corcovado National Park:
La Leona: Head south on the Interamerican Road and turn right on Road 245 at Chacarita, 78 km up to Puerto Jim├ęnez and 42 kms up to Carate.
Los Patos: Head south on the Interamerican Road and turn right on Road 245 at Chacarita, 56 km up to La Palma and then continue for 11 km more, on the way to the Rincon River.
San Pedrillo: One of the most popular ways to access Corcovado National Park is through Drake Bay. You can get to Drake Bay after an exciting drive from Dominical.
There is a day use fee of $10 for foreigners, C1.600 for nationals.
Villas Rio Mar offer daily tour to Corcovado, We depart early in the morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. The meeting point and departure point is The Marino Ballena Park in Uvita. From Dominical it takes about 25 minutes to get there by car.
What to bring: sun block, hiking shoes, insect repellent, binoculars, hat, swimsuit, towel, camera and plastic bags for your camera medical prescriptions.