Corcovado National Park is one of Costa Rica most popular tourist attractions. It was established in 1975 when it was declared a protected area to prevent gold mining. Today the park includes an area of 164 square miles or 424 square kilometres, and can boast of being the largest primary forest on the American Pacific coastline. Corcovado National Park is known as one of the most bio-diverse locations anywhere on the globe, which includes Jaguars, Scarlet Macaws, Sloths, Coatis and plenty of howler monkeys. All of this making it a dense rich rainforest.
This ranger station is enclosed by secondary rainforest and therefore attracts many animals to its trails. Visitors are likely to find Monkeys, Sloths, Coatis, Caymans and many varieties of birds.
The San Pedrillo ranger station is a primary rainforest region and visitors can be amazed by trees which are over a hundred year old. The station is however not as rich in wildlife, but it more than makes up with flora for what it lacks in fauna.
The La Leona ranger station is located on the southern side of the park. It does not have as many trails as the other two, however visitors can hike up to Leona Creek and explore the pristine forest habitat..
The Los Patos ranger station can be reached via the La Palma community from Puerto Jimenez or by a long Eight to Ten hour hike from the Sirena station. Los Patos is only visited on an overnight or multi-day treks.
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