Situated on the Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park boasts 46km of untouched coastline. As we journeyed South by boat towards the park, we passed isolated, sandy bays with frothing waves and not a human soul in sight. Heaven for birders, the vast tract of virgin tropical wet forest is host to over 400 bird species including large populations of the beautiful scarlet macaw. You see flocks of macaws here flying overhead like squawking rainbow streamers. And there are 140 species of mammals such as Baird’s tapir, the white-lipped peccary, white faced capuccin and spider monkeys and the jaguar.

To get here, you can fly to Palma Sur and then take a 2-3 hour boat trip up the river Sierpe and out into the Pacific towards the national park.

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