National Parks: Piedras Blancas & Corcovado
What makes the Corcovado and Piedras Blancas National Parks in the Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce Region so unique and amazing?According to National Geographic, 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire planet is found in this remote and pristine area. Imagine the wildlife and plant life that thrives here! And, the Golfo Dulce, the gulf that is the front yard to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge and sits between these two national parks, is one of the top 10 deepest gulfs in the world and one of only 4 tropical fjords on Earth. Thus, making it home to abundant marine life and a unique marine ecosystem.
What kind of wildlife might I see in these parks?Throughout your visit, you'll find that the Osa Peninsula is home to over 450 species of birds, including toucans, trogons, and the largest population of scarlet macaws in Central America; over 10,000 insects including several rare butterfly species; reptiles such as snakes, crocodiles, sea turtles, basilisk lizards and iguanas; and a myriad of mammals including tapirs, nocturnal wildcats, all four species of monkeys (white faced monkeys, howler monkeys, spider monkeys and squirrel monkeys), anteaters, peccaries (wild pigs), coatis, and 3 toed sloths, Don't miss the humpback whales that visit the Golfo Dulce during the months of January, February, July and August. It is also important to note that the Golfo Dulce is the only place on the planet visited by both Northern and Southern Humpback whales and their calves.