Corcovado National Park
National Geographic has called Corcovado National Park one of the “most biologically intense places on Earth”. The park covers about one-third of the Osa Peninsula and protects many different habitats, including shallow lagoons, marshes, mangrove swamps, rivers, rainforest,
low-altitude cloud forests, and sandy coasts. Many endangered species live here, like jaguars, tapirs, ocelots, giant anteaters, and Scarlet Macaws, among others. The park is home to 500 species of trees, over 6,000 kinds of insects, 400 types of birds, and 220 butterfly species. The beaches here are nesting sites for Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Hawksbill, and Pacific Green sea turtles.