General info
Bolanos Island Wildlife Refuge
Santa Rosa National Park
Lomas de Barbudal Biological Reserve
Palo Verde National Park
Barra Honda National Park
Penas Blancas National Wildlife Refuge
Guayabo, Negritos and Los Pajaros Biological Reserve
Ostional National Wildlife Refuge
Carara Biological Reserve
Curu National Wildlife Refuge
Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve
Manuel Antonio National Park
Cano Island Biological Reserve
Golfito National Wildlife Refuge
Corcovado National Park
Coco Island National Park
Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Poas Volcano National Park
Braulio Carillo National Park
Irazu Volcano National Park
Guayabo National Monument
Tapanti National Park
Chirripo National Park
Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve
Cano Negro National Reserve
Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge
Tortuguero National Park
Cahuita National Park
Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge
Guanacaste National Park
Arenal Volcano National Park
Ballena National Sea Park
Juan Castro Blanco National Park
Las Baulas National Park
Esquinas National Park
Cipanci National Wildlife Refuge
Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
La Cangreja National Park
Diria National Park
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

Corcovado National Park

Corcovado National Park

(54.539 ha). It`s situated on Osa peninsula, in Puntarenas province. Thera are about 500 species of trees throughout the park. This represents one-fourth of all the tree species that exist in Costa Rica (purpleheart, silk cotton tree - probably the tallest tree in the country).

Identification has been made of 140 species of mammals (tapir, giant antheater, puma, ocelot, jaguarundi, jaguar, tiger cat, margay, silky anteater, spider monkey), 367 of birds (harpy eagle), 117 amphibians and reptiles (poison dart frog, glass frog, olive ridley, green, letherback), and 40 offreshwater fish. It`s estimated that there are 6.000 species of insects. The park protects the largest population of scarlet macaws in the country.Zamieszkuj± go wszystkie gatunki kotów w Kostaryce. Wzbogaca go także największa populacja papug szkarłatnych w Ameryce ¦rodkowej oraz największa populacja motyli i tapirów w Kostaryce. Ogólnie występuje w nim 140 gatunków ssaków, 367 gatunków ptaków, 187 gatunków płazów i gadów, 40 gatunków rzecznych żab i 6000 gatunków insektów.

In 1994 the park was closed for a few monthes due to the gold seekers. There is a conviction that, in Los Patos (hills in the eastern side of park) there are considerable gold-beds.

© 2004; SLUPSK; Rafal Cezary Piechocinski