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The main feature of The Osa Peninsula is Corcovado National Park. This wildlife preserve occupies about a third of the peninsula, and this is known for being one of the largest and most pristine parks in Costa Rica. You can visit San Pedrillo Statation or Sirena Station in the heart of Corcovado

Corcovado National Park

Corcovado is home to a sizable population of the endangered Baird's Tapir and even a small population of the very rare Harpy Eagle. The park's rivers and lagoons are home to populations of both the American crocodile and Spectacled Caiman, along with Bull sharks. Corcovado is also one of the final strongholds of the Jaguar within Central America and several other felines are also present, including Ocelot, Margay, Jaguarundi, and Puma. All four Costa Rican monkey species can be seen within the park, including the endangered Central American Squirrel Monkey, White-faced Capuchin, Mantled Howler, and Geoffroy's Spider Monkey. Other mammals present include Two-toed and Three-toed Sloth, Collared Peccary, Northern Tamandua and Silky Anteater. Poison dart frogs and several species of snake (including the venomous Fer-de-Lance and Bushmaster) are also common within the park.

Caño Island

Isla del Caño is a small island in the Bahia de Corcovado (Corcovado Bay) in Costa Rica. It is on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica, 10 miles west of Punta Llorona on Península de Osa. It rises steeply to a flat top of 123 metres in height.It has been established as a protected national park, with a permanent ranger station on the island. It is a popular tourist destination,attracting visitors for its beaches, coral beds, and sea life. Researchers currently use the coral beds to study the factors surrounding coral death and recolonization. Marine life includes manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles, whales, and a wide variety of fish.Evidence of pre Columbian human activity on the island is substantial, with some of the most interesting artifacts being stone spheres evidently carved by early civilizations.

 

Punta Rio Claro Wildlife Refue

Punta Rio Claro was crated on the 17 of April of 1997 by the goverment of Costa Rica Decreto No. 25937-MINAE. 

This area was known as the Marenco Biological Reserve or also the Marenco Biological Station, By becoming a private wildlife refuge it owners Julieta and Guillermo Miranda Delgado agree to be regulated by the goverment of of Costa Rica, an follow all the guides and rules provided by this law to protect and keep this imporant wildlife refuge near Corcovado National Park.

Sierpe Terraba National Wetlands

The Terraba Sierpe National Wetlands encompass and area of 66,850 acres of land and water; visitors might get a glimpse of reptiles such as iguanas, turtles, caimans and crocodiles. Mammals that are often sighted include three species of monkeys, sloths, coatimundi and raccoons. Sharks use the areas around the mouth of the rivers as a breeding area as the mangroves provide protection for their young. It was recently discovered that Pacific Green Turtles are also using the mangroves as their primary habitats are slowly disappearing. Various bird species such as Scarlett Macaws, trogons, herons, cranes and many others live here as the mangroves are rich in food supply.